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Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of House Siding

Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of House Siding

If you are considering new siding for your home, you have many choices. There are plenty of siding options, each presenting its unique cost structure, reliability, maintenance, and environmental impacts.

Vinyl siding:

Vinyl siding is hard wearing and is available in a wide range of color options. The color is not only on the surface, but it is also throughout, vinyl siding does not show any damage such as nicks and scratches which are unavoidable.

Vinyl siding is very light, in some cases it is not necessary to remove the existing siding, it can be installed on top. As it is light, it is easy to handle which makes for a quick installation.

The shape of the extrusion means that the ends cannot be butted; they must be overlapped, which does result in noticeable seams that many homeowners do not like.

Wood siding:

Wood has a natural charm that few other materials can match. House siding made from wood is sought after for its warmth and workability. Wood siding is available in different wood species and grades. Less costly grades are fine for those people who wish to paint the exterior of their home. More expensive wood, with fewer flaws and knots, is ideal for those who wish to stain and seal to expose the beauty of the natural wood.

Wood siding requires considerable maintenance and if not looked after properly can become a haven for insect infestation.

Fiber cement:

Fiber cement house siding in San Antonio is the unabashed darling of the industry. It is reliable and requires a minimum of maintenance. The material is a mixture of cement, sand and wood fiber; it can be produced to mimic clapboard, shingles, and even stucco. It is available in many different colors and takes paint readily.

Fiber cement siding is not affected by environmental changes; it tolerates heat, cold, wet and dry conditions equally well. The material is fire-resistant, will never rot and is resistant to termite attack.

If the siding on your house has been damaged by water, mold, or rot, it is time to change. With so many options available, it will not be hard to decide what is right for you.

Fiber Cement house siding in San Antonio is by far the most durable and long lasting siding available. For more information contact Shaw Company Remodeling.

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