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4 Siding Options To Consider

by Sara Cook

There are a number of things to consider when it comes to what type of siding you wish to clad your house with. Ease of maintenance, aesthetics, resilience, and cost are all issues that should be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to siding. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about a few of the more common options available at your disposal.


In North America, you won't find a more popular form of siding than vinyl. There are a number of reasons for this, among them the fact that vinyl is relatively inexpensive and maintaining it is quite simple. Cleaning vinyl only requires soap, water, and a garden hose. Vinyl can also be easily repaired, due to the fact that it exists in planks. If one plank is damaged or snapped, then it can be easily removed with a hammer, and subsequently replaced.

Fiber Cement

Although vinyl is usually used in the construction of residential houses, fiber cement is frequently employed in the construction of commercial buildings. Fiber cement is a mixture of Portland cement and wood pulp, combined in such a way to make a resilient texture that not only served to sufficiently insulate your home, but also protect it from inclement weather and the elements. Fiber cement tends to be inexpensive to purchase by the cut, but having a professional install it can wind up costing a relatively large amount.

Wood Siding

Wood siding is a diverse type of siding, simply due to the fact that there is a wide array of wood types available for your use. Among the types of wood siding that are available to you include split log siding, batten siding, tongue and groove siding, and hardboard lap. However, unlike the other types of siding listed throughout the course of this article, wood siding can be quite difficult to maintain. Wood siding can become rotten if it is not properly cared for and might become subject to termite or roach infestation.

Engineered Wood Siding

Engineered wood siding is a synthetic wood constructed from portions of wood and resin binding. This gives it the appearance of wood without some of the downsides, like wood's tendency to rot over time. Engineered wood siding is also coated in a moisture resistant overlay, which makes it far less likely to crack or break over time.

Choosing the siding material that is right for you can be a difficult task. Hopefully, this brief article has narrowed the playing field a bit. Contact a business, such as MAK Construction Corporation, for more information on siding.