If you look at homes with vinyl siding, they tend to be monochromatic and lack dimension. For many years siding was wood, vinyl, or metal. Wood siding looked great but required a lot of maintenance. The next alternatives were vinyl or metal siding. Both required less maintenance but colors faded quickly. Metal siding is flat and dents easily while vinyl cracks. So what other options do you have and how can you improve your home’s curb appeal?
For most of history, decorative siding like beaded, scalloped siding, or shake siding was wood. It was expensive to buy compared to traditional lap style siding. Although it looked great, it also required a great deal of time and craftmanship to install properly which further put it out of reach for most homeowners.
With advances in manufacturing there are now more styles with varied patterns than just a decade ago. In addition to traditional styles, you can find a style to fit just about any home. You’ll also find more colors than ever before.
Although wood, metal, and vinyl siding are still options, the best choice for new siding is fiber cement siding. Fiber cement siding offers many advantages over all other types of siding. It comes in many different patterns and styles, from smooth to beaded to wood-look patterns. Like metal and vinyl it can come pre-finished or, like wood siding, you may desire a custom color which means you’ll want to paint it after installation. When you choose pre-finished options from James Hardie, the finish stays true for about 15 years.
One of the biggest advantages is its strength. It doesn’t dent or crack like metal and vinyl. Because it is a manufactured product, it is impervious to pests. You won’t have bugs or rodents chewing through your fiber cement siding.
You’ll love the way it looks on your home. Whether you choose lap siding, horizontal siding, shingle style, or one of the products from their Artisan® Collections it will last for decades and make your home stand out. Affordable Replacement Window Systems is your local James Hardie fiber cement siding installer. Call to schedule your free in-home consultation for your new siding at (817) 264-6509.