At Robinson Roofing, we understand the importance of choosing the right siding for your home. Not only does it significantly improve the look of your home and increase its curb appeal, but siding also plays a crucial role in protecting your home from the elements. Whether you're looking to enhance your home's resale value or seeking a cost-effective way to save on energy bills, selecting the right siding material is essential.
1. Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is one of the most popular options among homeowners in North America. Its low cost and extraordinary durability have made it a go-to choice for many. Vinyl siding offers a wide range of options in terms of size, texture, and color. Recent advancements have allowed manufacturers to create vinyl siding that mimics the expensive look of stone, brick, and cedar shake without the higher costs associated with those materials. It is also weather and insect-proof, fade-resistant, and durable in various circumstances.
2. Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding has quickly gained popularity as one of the top choices for homeowners. Its affordability, superior durability, and weather-resistance make it an excellent option for protecting your home from the elements. It provides excellent protection against pests and noise pollution as well.
There are various styles available for fiber cement siding, such as lap plank, vertical shake, curved shake, and different geometric patterns. In addition, it can be produced to replicate the appearance of wood, stone, or brick. Moreover, fiber cement siding is an environmentally sustainable choice that can last up to 50 years if properly maintained.
3. Natural Wood Siding
For those seeking a classic look for their homes, natural wood siding is an excellent choice. It comes in various forms such as clapboard, lap siding, shakes, and shingles. While wood siding requires more maintenance compared to other types of siding, its timeless appeal has made it a favorite among homeowners.
Wood siding needs regular maintenance, including treatment to prevent termites, improved flame resistance, and regular painting or staining. When properly maintained, natural wood siding can last 35+ years. Damaged panels are typically easy to repair but should be replaced promptly to avoid further damage.
4. Cedar Siding
If you love the look of wood siding and want the highest quality option available, cedar siding is worth considering. Cedar shakes create an incredibly beautiful rustic look for your home. The color and grain of cedar shakes vary depending on the wood's origin, allowing for a wide range of aesthetic choices.
Cedar shake siding provides excellent protection against rain, wind, snow, and sleet. Unlike other types of wood siding, cedar is naturally resistant to moisture and pests.
Cedar siding can be installed in various forms such as horizontal lap panels, traditional shingles, or shakes. It can also achieve a modern seamless look with tongue-and-groove panels or a rural look with board-and-batten installation.
5. Hardie Board Siding
Hardie board siding, also known as fiber cement siding, is a popular choice for homeowners looking for durability and versatility. Developed by James Hardie in the 1970s, this type of siding is made of 90% sand and cement, making it fire-resistant and rot-resistant.
Hardie board siding can mimic the appearance of many other types of siding, including wood lap boards, cedar shingles, or wood shake siding. It offers virtually unlimited color options and comes with a 50-year limited transferable warranty.