Just like roofing shingles, there are many siding options for your home; it all just depends on your design, budget, and commitment to maintenance. Here’s more on the five most popular options to help you choose:
LP SmartSide Siding
Quickly becoming one of the most popular options on the market, the LP SmartSide has the durability and variety to come out on top. Their siding panels are made from manufactured wood and then coated in their trademarked sealant, which includes advanced binders to make the siding resistant to water and insect damage. It offers 16 pre-finished colors, has a cedar texture or smooth finish, and uses fewer seams so it results in a cleaner overall look.
One of the most affordable options, vinyl siding is objectively the most popular option in siding in the US. It’s also one of the most customizable materials with a large variety of colors, styles, and textures to consider. Some homeowners do not enjoy the “plastic” look vinyl can sometimes have, so it’s more a question of preference and exterior home design. Additionally, while installation is one of the less complicated processes, doing it wrong could cause it to warp or buckle, so it’s important to hire experts.
Fiber Cement Siding
Similar to vinyl siding, this option is man-made and created for the purpose of mimicking wood, masonry, or stucco siding. It’s durable, low-maintenance, and will often be made from recyclable materials, which makes it eco-friendlier. It will hold up under the different seasons and also has a fire- and insect-resistant finish. Like vinyl, it has a variety of options so you can really customize your home’s exterior style. Unlike vinyl, it does not have color all the way through the material, so touch-ups or a complete re-paint will be needed in the future.
A classic look that will elevate your home, cedar siding is a more expensive option due to the maintenance it will need, but it really ups your curb appeal. They are available as planks, boards, panels, shakes, or shingles, so still have some variety. Cedar wood is considered one of the most attractive and durable options in wood siding, so we are proud to offer high-quality cedar siding for our customers. Many manufacturers will also treat the wood to be more fire- and insect-resistant, so they will not be as prone to that type of damage.
A foil to wood’s more high-maintenance requirements, metal siding is fire-, water-, and insect resistant. It’s durable when up against storms and will typically come in two choices: steel and aluminum. It does not have as many design options like fiber cement or vinyl, but it does offer horizontal, vertical, or panel strips as well as shingles. It’s a more expensive option than fiber cement or vinyl siding, but it’s a sound investment thanks to its durability.
Timberline Roofing is proud to offer high-quality products and we can help walk you through the process of choosing the best siding for your home. Give us a call if you are in Minneapolis, North Oaks, White Bear Lake, Shoreview, Blaine, Centerville, Hugo, Austin, Rochester, Owatonna, Albert Lea, or Mankato, MN area.