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One of the most crucial features in home improvement is picking a siding for your home’s exterior. Exterior siding notably contributes to your home’s curb appeal and functionality. Choosing the right color and material will make your home more attractive which ultimately reflects your home’s style for the following years.
Your home’s siding is not just an architectural statement that provides your home character, it is also able to provide your home an added layer of protection. Fending off harsh weather, pests, and mold, durable siding can keep your home safe for many years if installed properly.
Given all the durable siding options in the market, choosing one that is sustainable, durable, and fit for your home that also adds an aesthetic appeal might be a hard decision to make. Oftentimes, choosing a siding that reflects your need is the one to go for.
Among the factors that come with choosing a siding for your house, durability should always be your primary concern. Here is a list of what type of siding is most durable that can help you make the best decision for your household needs:
This is a popular choice for many because it is affordable, low-maintenance, and easy to install. However, it is less durable than other materials for it has low impact resistance making it prone to cracking, melting, and buckling.
This is the classic option which is the most durable siding material on the market, however, it requires diligent maintenance such as chalking, painting, staining, etc. It has the look of real wood siding that can last decades if given the proper care. Overall, it is a great choice for many applications.
This siding is typically made from fired clay and can stand the test of time for this has been present throughout the centuries. One downside about this siding is that it is incredibly labor intensive. It has to be delicately installed and will require maintenance to avoid water penetration, but with proper maintenance, this will last a lifetime.
This is the one to go for if you want a material that is extremely durable, however, it does not look aesthetically pleasing. One of its advantages is since it’s a synthetic material, you could make it look like other materials like brick, stone, and log.
This material is made out of sand, cement, lime, and water all mixed together to give you an attractive classic siding. To be fully efficient, you can add an additional layer that will serve as a waterproof barrier. Making it go through the process of galvanized-metal screening will also make it more durable that will also last a lifetime.
This material is beautiful on its own and is durable. The look of granite and limestone alone can increase the curb appeal of your home. Although, this stone material is more expensive and high maintenance compared to the rest that is already mentioned. Other than that, it can serve as a great alternative but will require annual cleaning and inspection.
This siding is usually made from aluminum coil stock which is a durable siding option. While it can increase its strength in colder environments, it doesn’t hold up to all weather elements for it is more susceptible to dents and scratches than steel and requires constant painting to look good.
This material is highly sustainable and can fit many different building styles for it has multiple applications. It also offers the look and feels of natural wood without the disadvantage of warping, rotting, and constant maintenance. However, it can be challenging to sustain in environments where there is excessive moisture or recurring freeze and thaw cycles, conditions that may make it susceptible to breaking or cracking.
Now that you’ve learned about all the types of siding there are, it’s time to have the experts at Gonzalez Painters and Contractors do your installation. Our team of experienced siding installers are able to help you bring life back into your home.
Give us a call or fill out the form on this page to schedule a free siding consultation. Here we can view your project and determine what is needed for your project. We will assess your siding and evaluate any repairs that need to be addressed to ensure your project is up to code. We will then send over an estimate for your project along with any recommendations we see during our visit.
Updating your home and siding is just a phone call away. Don’t hesitate to book your free appointment today!
When you need interior painting services and exterior painting services, or other residential contracting services for roofing, siding, gutter, or drywall, call Gonzalez Painters & Contractors at (919) 477-6058 or contact us online. We have been serving the Triangle area since 2000, and are the name to trust for painting and home contracting services in Durham, Apex, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Cary, Raleigh, Carrboro, and other nearby locations.
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