4 Siding Options Besides Vinyl

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Vinyl is one of the most popular siding options nowadays for few good reasons. It is usually really affordable and easy to take care of, and it comes in a variety of colors and finishes. However, it is not the only siding option that you can use on your home. Other excellent siding options include fiber-cement siding, brick siding, stone-veneer siding, and stucco.

Fiber Cement Siding

An affordable siding option is fiber cement siding. It has a lot of benefits beyond being affordable. Fiber cement siding is not flammable and is really easy to take care of. Termites are not able to eat through fiber cement siding, making it a great siding to use in areas of the country where termites are prevalent.

Fiber cement siding can come in a wide variety of different colors, textures, or styles, allowing you to customize the appearance of your home.

Brick Siding

One of the most classic and time-tested types of siding is brick siding. Many older homes have walls that are made entirely out of bricks. On most modern homes though, the brick siding is just a veneer like other forms of siding.

A membrane is put in place on the outside wood frame of the home. Then, the brick siding is installed on the outside of the membrane. Brick siding can be expensive, as each brick needs to be individually laid down with cement; however, brick siding is really strong and can usually last for decades or even a century if taken care of.

Stone Veneer Siding

Stone siding is one of the most expensive siding options on the market, which is where stone veneer siding comes in. Stone veneer siding comes in both natural and synthetic materials. It allows you to enjoy the look and feel of stone siding without the large cost that comes with stone siding.

It can also be really difficult to install new stone siding on a home that is already built. Stone veneer is much easier to install and can give your home the look of stone if you want to change up its appearance. It is easy to clean and will last for decades.

Stucco Siding

Stucco siding seems to be more common in the southern region of the United States, but can be used in other regions as well.

With stucco siding, both galvanized-metal screens and a waterproof barrier are put over the wood frame of your home to increase the energy efficiency of your home and to provide an additional sound and water barrier. Then, the stucco is applied to the outside of your home. Stucco is a very rigid and strong structure.

If any cracks are found in the stucco, they have to be fixed right away. Aside from fixing occasional cracks, stucco is a really strong material that can last for decades. 

Contact a siding company to learn more about siding installation.

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