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Choosing the Best Material for Your Home's Siding

Form or function? This question is what most homeowners face when they decide to tackle their home’s exterior; and since each point has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, it can be challenging to pick the best decision. Luckily, home remodeling companies have an installment that can address both form and function needs with ease, and it is called the siding.

Sidings are exterior materials applied to the walls of a building; and although their primary function is to protect these walls from receiving any damages, siding comes in various textures and styles.


Since this installation is placed on top of the surfaces of your home, it doubles as a protective shield against harsh weather like rain and snow. It is also a good cover-up material for previously acquired structural wall damages like holes, scratches, and tough graffiti marks, and also acts like an insulator by regulating the air temperatures that enter and exit your home.


Sidings are not as boring as you think. Although most styles are made with wood, home remodeling companies make it their duty to create beautiful and dramatic effects with the said material and more. Depending with what the homeowner wants, companies can provide them with an array of choices which include:

  • Horizontal Lap Sidings: Natural fit for colonial or traditional-style homes.
  • Fiber Cement Panels: For a harder yet sleek and modern touch.
  • Stucco: A great choice for exteriors with larger surfaces and simple measurements.
  • Metal: For homeowners who want to display a contemporary aesthetic.

The Most Popular Choices of Siding Materials

If you are the type of homeowner who is more attracted to simple siding styles but do not want to sacrifice your home’s integrity, try installing one of any of these materials to outfit your home.

1. Shingles

This material provides a good environment around your home and can be used in a variety of home models. However, shingles can get costly, depending on the size of your home and chosen shingle style.

2. Wood

It is natural, attractive, and comes in many forms. It is the right choice to make if you are the type of homeowner who loves to paint over walls. You do not even have to worry about it once it ages because it creates a beautiful patina, giving your home that classy touch. However, it requires the most upkeep because once it is exposed to too much moisture, it is possible that mold and mildew will manifest on its surface.

3. Engineered Wood

Sidings that are created with engineered wood are equipped to take on a harsher environment. Although they are ber and relatively cheaper, it needs to be regularly maintained to keep it from moistening, just like wood.

4. Vinyl

Vinyl is the perfect choice if you want sidings that are not only affordable and low maintenance, but are also reliable and durable. Because of its design, vinyl is not limited to the standard clapboard look, so you can have fun experimenting with the different looks this material has to offer. However, you must be aware of the differences between affordable and cheap. Cheap vinyl can have lower grades than the standard. If you find yourself purchasing the cheaper version, you can easily experience cracks on your home’s surfaces.


Fiber Cement

If you are willing to shell out a little more on your sidings, then why not go for fiber cement? Not only is it durable, but it also has the capability to mimic traditional wood sidings. Pre-painted fiber cement is more expensive than the non-painted ones, but it is good to know that fiber cement sidings can be painted over.

If you live in the surrounding areas of Northern New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and Eastern Up-State NY, Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts, and want to have sidings installed or repaired, contact Superior Remodelers at: 888-330-8148 or by visiting our contact page here. We are your number one choice for all your home installation needs, be it windows, roofing, gutter guards, or flooring. So rest assured that when you call us, you will be receiving the best services, offers, and materials our company provides.