When planning to build a house, or even just give your current home an exterior makeover, siding is one of the most important design decisions you will need to make. But, what kind of siding should you choose? There are many different materials, styles, and colors to choose from.
Top Siding Options
At Piedmont Roofing, we want to help you bring your vision to life regarding your home’s exterior design. We also know many are on a budget, and siding can get expensive. Let’s look at the top four siding choices for the Atlanta area.
Tried and true, this type of siding was and continues to be, one of the most popular siding choices. It is easy to maintain, easy to install for DIYers, and is familiar to most people. Vinyl is also incredibly customizable and low maintenance. While vinyl siding is still very much in the game, it does have some downsides. Vinyl siding is most susceptible to fading, UV-type damage, as well as being damaged from extreme weather and storms due to its lower durability than others in this list.
Made out of several materials, there are many benefits to composite siding. It is very durable and sturdy, while also being quite cost-effective. This is a material that should last a long time, which cuts down on long-term homeowner expenses. The longevity of this type of siding also makes it a wise investment for homeowners, extending the time before you need to replace it. Composite siding is the least customizable on the list, so make sure you consider that when choosing your siding type.
Fiber Cement Siding
This type of siding is just what the name implies – cement with composite and wood fibers mixed in. Though not as customizable as vinyl siding, fiber cement siding is amazingly durable. It is also insect-repellant and resistant to storm damage. If you are in the market for this type of siding, you need to understand that it is not a weekend DIY project, or a DIY project at all. This siding needs to be installed by professionals, like The Piedmont Roofing Co. Because of this, and the amount of work needed during installation, the installation costs are going to be much higher than vinyl siding. Once installed, you will see the investment was worth it.
Hardie Board is very similar to fiber cement siding. Both can be made to look like other siding materials. Hardie Board is very committed to sustainability, which is a benefit to choosing this over other fiber cement products. Both fiber cement and Hardie Board are able to withstand most weather elements, including salt water and fires. This makes it a great choice for coastal areas and areas that are prone to wildfires.
What are the factors that should be considered when making a final decision? Here are a few things to consider before deciding on your next siding material.
- Budget – your budget will be the main factor in your choice. Make sure to have a ballpark amount that you are willing to spend figured out before looking at siding.
- Local weather – Do you have extreme weather? Is the weather more mild where you live? Taking this into account will help narrow down the best option for you and your home.
- Desired Style – The siding of your home is vastly important to the style and overall look of your home. When making your final choice in siding, remember to picture what you would like your home to look like and choose accordingly.
Call The Piedmont Roofing Co. Today!
Choosing a siding can be a truly difficult decision. Call The Piedmont Roofing Co. today to schedule an appointment! These professionals can walk you through the whole process, along with giving you sound advice from years of experience.