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Which Type of House Siding is Right for Me?

You know your home’s appearance needs to be refreshed, and you might even have an idea on how you want it to look. Maybe you have a few colors you’re considering, or perhaps you know the style you’re looking for. But do you know which material you want? The most important thing to consider—at least, from a performance standpoint—is what kind of siding is best for your home. Different siding options exist for a myriad of reasons. And as with most things, what doesn’t work for one person might actually be perfect for your needs.Three-story home with light gray siding

In a climate like New England’s, it’s important to install siding that is built to handle everything this region’s weather can throw your way. And no matter where you live, it’s important to ensure you’re getting what’s best for your home by comparing products. Which type of house siding is right for you? Because there’s not just one answer to cover everybody, we’ll take a look at several popular, effective materials. By the end of this article, you should have a much better idea on your options. And of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Our team is trained to help you find the best options for your home and budget.

Vinyl Siding

When you go shopping for anything, is your primary goal to find the best deal out there? Vinyl siding may be for you. As far as materials go, none are as cost effective across the board as vinyl. It’s got everything you need: attractive looks, minimal upkeep requirements, solid durability, and modern insulation. It’s also the least expensive material you’ll find. It’s worth noting, of course, that today’s vinyl is different from vinyl of years past. From clapboard to cedar shingle impressions, homeowners striving for outstanding performance will find vinyl is a good, cost-effective option for virtually any home.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is a fantastic option for homeowners who want to rest assured that their new siding can take a beating and look just as good as when it was installed. Unlike many other siding materials, fiber cement siding is non-combustible and can resist fire damage in addition to impact, infestations, and more. And with James Hardie siding, you also benefit from proprietary technology that’s baked on to each panel and prevents color fading over time. It has the natural look of wood without the hassle and their “better than trim” options can make all of the difference. It’s also often approved in historic districts. Between available colors, textures, and styles, the options are endless.

Composite Siding

Wood siding is beautiful, but those good looks will cost you plenty of time and money to maintain. Want that look with only a fraction of the upkeep required to maintain it? Composite siding is worth your consideration. In addition to mimicking woodgrain textures and that warm, charming look, composite siding is available in many different styles and configurations to give homeowners like you a wealth of design options. This technology has also been recently considered and approved in some historic districts. Particularly, if you are after the traditional New England, Cape look, this is a good product to think about.

Professional Siding Replacement

Whenever you’re ready to make your siding choice—or if you’d like to learn more—Marshall Building & Remodeling is ready to help. We’ll walk you through all of your options during your no-obligation consultation and even give you a sneak peek at your home’s potential aesthetic with our 3D rendering software. You can count on us to make sure you receive your desired look and long-lasting results within your budget.

Contact Marshall Building & Remodeling today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to working with you!

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