What Kind of Siding Is Right for Your House?

Want to update your home’s exterior? Want to make a bold statement? New siding may be the way to go! There are many factors to consider when purchasing new siding, maintenance, durability, weather conditions and most importantly, your budget. There is good news: New Orleans Real Estate sellers recoup 76% of the cost of new siding when selling their home. Here’s what to know about what kind of siding is right for your house.

Vinyl House Siding

Vinyl siding is a great alternative to aluminum siding and is the most frequently used siding on many homes across America. Pros of vinyl siding: it requires very little maintenance, won’t fade or ever need to be repainted, and it can be easily replaced if damaged. Power washing your vinyl siding annually, will keep a fresh appearance and clean look. Vinyl siding is manufactured to last a very long time. Vinyl siding can be used all across the U.S is it is resistant to cold, heat and moisture and can withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is rot and insect resistant and can even handle salt spray from the ocean.

Fiber cement siding can be made to mimic just about any other siding material, including cedar shingles, wood lap boards, and wood shake siding. There are many color options to choose from and come with a 15 year warranty on the finish. Fiber cement siding is 90 percent sand and cement which makes it fire-resistant.

Natural Wood Siding

Often imitated, never duplicated. Many look alikes have been made to mimic the feel and look of wood, however, only natural wood siding can give you that grainy, organic look. Natural wood siding can be bought, cut, and installed all in the same day. It is easier and less expensive to replace than plastic or vinyl materials. Another perk, if you need to replace an area of the siding, it is easy to match both the color and texture. Natural wood siding gives a fresh and timeless look.

Metal House Siding

Metal siding is a dream to many! It  is often blending colors, shape and other materials to produce a sleek, modern design or to mimic a traditional style with the advantages that come with metal. Metal siding offers good insulation by foam-backed with the specific intent to offer better insulation. Metal siding is waterproof, insect-proof and resistant to fire. And it’s return on investment is above average coming in at almost 90% of recouping the costs you spend.

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