What to Consider When Choosing Siding for Your Home

New siding is an important investment for your home that can greatly improve its curb appeal and helps to better protect your property from structural damage. Buying siding can be overwhelming when you have so many options to choose from. Before deciding on a type of siding, you should know what types of siding will suit your property best and protect it for longer. Read more to learn about different types of siding and their unique characteristics:


Vinyl siding tops the charts for the most popular siding option in the United States because of it’s low cost and easy maintenance. Vinyl siding is available in many different styles and colors so you can save yourself time and money from having to paint it. Vinyl siding typically lasts for a long time, as it won’t warp or twist and doesn’t allow pesky insects to crawl underneath that could eat away at it. Vinyl’s downfall is that it can sometimes appear to have a plastic look that many homeowners aren’t fond of.


Plastic siding is very similar to vinyl siding because it requires very minimal upkeep to look nice. Although they have similar characteristics, when it comes to price, plastic can sometimes double or triple what you’d pay for vinyl siding. Plastic siding is made thicker, which helps with insulation in the winter or summer, but because of this you’ll be paying a higher price for essentially the same look.


Some homeowners love the classic look of wood shingles. While wood can withstand weather elements, it can be easily warped, damaged, and is susceptible to insect damage. Wood siding requires routine maintenance, such as painting or staining, to prevent warping or structural damage.


Brick siding, if installed correctly, can last the lifetime of your home. Brick usually is priced on the higher end of most other siding options, but with a premium price you also get premium durability and longevity. Brick comes in many different styles, colors, and textures so that it can fit your home’s needs. While this long-lasting siding option has been used for hundreds of years, it isn’t going anywhere soon. Many homeowners like the Colonial look of brick and will pay the price for this durable siding.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement closely resembles wood. It is low maintenance and insect resistant, but unlike wood it is non-flammable. Fiber cement is available in a range of styles and colors

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Contact Premier Construction if you think it’s time to replace your home’s siding. We will provide you with a free estimate for any siding option you prefer. We offer many types of siding from many trusted retailers, such as James Hardie, Diamond Kote, Smart Side, and Rollex.