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Your home siding serves a dual purpose: it protects your home from damage and adds style to the exterior. Your home’s exterior siding should reflect its personality while protecting it from the elements and the occasional hockey puck or baseball. When the time comes to repair or replace it, you should spend some time determining exactly what you want from it.

What kind?

Brick or stone, wood or cedar shakes, vinyl or aluminum, Masonite or concrete, stucco, artificial brick or stone, clapboard, or steel or vinyl coatings are the eight types of siding available. Each has its price, benefits, and drawbacks. Do you intend to stay in your house for a long time? Is your current residence only temporary? Before spending too much money on something you won’t use for long, answer this question to figure out your budget.

Take a look around the neighbourhood if you’re having trouble deciding which kind of going with. This will give you an idea of which types of siding are likely to depreciate the value of your home. If the rest of the block has higher-end siding, such as stone or brick, choosing a vinyl exterior may inadvertently lower your home’s value.


What are the advantages?

Siding Seasons

You probably don’t want to spend a lot of time maintaining your home’s exterior. If that’s the case, brick and stone are the best options because they require the least amount of maintenance. Concrete doesn’t need to be cleaned very often, and it doesn’t rot or need to be painted unless you want to give it a makeover.

Cedar shakes do not rot, but they do require regular pressure washing and staining. Vinyl and aluminum are good options if you don’t want to paint, but both are prone to bends and cracks. Masonite and clapboard require painting every eight to ten years, and more frequently if not done professionally.


Another advantage you should look for in each is whether the weather enhances the look. Stucco, for example, is an excellent choice for insulating and warming up a room, but its distinct style clashes with homes in colder climates.

Is it long-lasting?

Siding isn’t cheap, so you’ll want to make sure that whatever you choose will last a long time. If your siding needs to be repaired or replaced, ask your siding contractor if they offer any warranties or protection plans. Inquire about what needs to be done to protect it from bad weather and uncaught baseballs. is a great website to visit if you want to learn more about home siding.