What are the Different Types of House Siding?

House Siding | September 24, 2019

Whether you are re-siding your home or building a new home, knowing the different types of house siding that are available can help you to make an educated decision about how your home should be protected. At StormView Exteriors, we are passionate about ensuring that our clients get the best siding products possible to meet their specific needs, and we have experience installing all kinds of house siding.

Different Kinds of Home Siding

There are many different types of house siding, and each one has different values and merits. Depending on where your home is located and the kind of weather it will see, some types of siding will hold up better than others. Knowing how much work you are willing to put into the maintenance of your home’s siding and whether you prioritize aesthetics, durability, or price will help you to make a decision about which type of siding to use. Some of the most prominent types of siding include:

Wood Siding

Wood siding is one of the most attractive options for homes. It comes in a massive array of styles, meaning that the aesthetic possibilities are endless. It takes a healthy level of aftercare and is more susceptible to mould and rot than other siding options but, with the right maintenance, it can last for decades and look amazing all the while.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is a relatively inexpensive siding option, it is fast and easy to install, and can be made to look like other materials, making it incredibly popular. Although it requires minimal maintenance, grime and mould can build up on it if it is left unattended and it will eventually break down in the weather and require replacement.

Cement Board Siding

Cement board siding options, such as Hardie Board, are long-lasting, durable, low maintenance, and they look amazing, as they can take the appearance of natural materials. Because it is one of the best siding options available, cement board can be a bit more expensive than other options and it needs to be professionally installed, but it is well worth the price and effort.

Metal Siding

Long-lasting and durable, metal siding can give a house a great look and is rot, mould, fire, and pest resistant. Although some types of metal siding can rust if left unattended, you can expect most metal siding to last a lifetime.

Stucco Siding

Stucco is a great siding option for all areas, as it lasts a long time in all kinds of weather and provides great insulation. When properly maintained, stucco can last a lifetime.

If you are interested in discovering more about the different types of house siding, or to find out more about the exterior services that we offer, please contact StormView Exteriors by filling out a form on our website or calling us at 604-308-4731.