3 Different Types of Siding Materials
So it’s time for new siding. Maybe you want to add value to your home, shake up your curb appeal, or maybe your previous siding was simply falling apart. The question is what kind of siding to choose next. Jancewicz & Son will never try to pressure you into choosing one brand or material over the other, because we know that every home is different. Ultimately, the choice is yours. However, here’s a breakdown of some of the types of siding you might come across.
Vinyl siding is the most popular siding option for a few reasons. First, it’s the value option. While it would be a mistake to go for the cheapest vinyl siding and expect anything more than cheap quality, on the whole, vinyl siding tends to be more affordable than other types of siding. It’s also considerably lower maintenance than competing materials such as wood siding, as it doesn’t rot, warp, or peel. It even resists dents and scratching. Vinyl can come in a variety of colors and textures, so it’s a great choice for any style of home.
Sometimes you just can’t beat the classic look and feel of wood siding, though. Wood siding has excellent natural thermal performance, making it naturally insulating. It also looks elegant and stately. You can often find wood siding in both shingles or clapboards, often made with cedar. Wood siding can be an investment as it’s one of the pricier options, and it requires more maintenance than other siding materials. However, homeowners who love wood often find that it’s worth it, in the same way som homeowners just prefer hardwood flooring.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is somewhere in between the two. Made with a combination of wood fibers and cement, this siding is more expensive than vinyl siding but less expensive than wood siding. It can come in a wide variety of colors and styles, and it can even be made to take on the look and feel of wood. However, fiber cement is much more durable and thus low maintenance, no matter the climate. It’s important to have a good fiber cement siding manufacturer, which is why Jancewicz & Son works with James Hardie, whose siding products have been known to offer some of the best ROI in the industry.
It’s always good to have options, but ultimately, the choice is yours. What are your priorities when it comes to siding? The important thing is to have a contractor you can trust, and with over 85 years in the business, Jancewicz & Son is hard to beat for quality and customer service. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate.