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A home’s siding protects it against the elements, pests, and other hazards. While vinyl siding is the most common, homeowners can choose from plenty of other options. Some siding is only suitable for homes located in specific regions, like stucco only working well in warmer climates. 

The Basics of Siding

This article looks at the different types of siding available and provides additional resources for those wanting to learn more about siding maintenance and care. 

  • Vinyl siding: Vinyl siding is inexpensive, easy to install, reliable, and has lots of variety, making it one of the most popular options in the United States. While there is plenty to love about vinyl siding, it’s not perfect and is one of the least durable options available. 
  • Stucco siding: Stucco is a combination of portland cement, lime, sand, and water. Once mixed and allowed to dry, this combination of materials creates a strong, insulating siding. Stucco also has a distinct look, making it a popular aesthetic choice. However, stucco isn’t ideal for areas with extremely cold winters or large amounts of rainfall, making it more common in Western states.
  • Wood siding: More durable than vinyl siding and possessing a natural, pleasing look to boot, wood siding has been growing in popularity. This type of siding is extremely resistant to wear and tear and can be painted or revarnished at any time. The only major downsides to this siding are its cost and maintenance level, which are much higher than other types of siding.
  • Metal siding: This siding has high endurance, low cost, requires little maintenance, and is environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, metal siding can rust in areas with large amounts of rain. 

Siding is an invaluable layer for protecting your home; it keeps pests away, protects your walls from the weather, and provides insulation for the entire house. If you’re interested in reading more about siding or want to brush up on good maintenance and care practices, check out the articles below. 

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