Choosing the right exterior siding.
When selecting exterior siding there are some things to consider:
- Energy Efficiency
With today's methods and technology siding can achieve a variety of architectural styles providing attractive traditional and modern exteriors.
Introduced in the 1960's vinyl siding is now the number one exterior siding in the United States because of its low cost, versatility and low maintenance. There are over 3300 color choices and vinyl is available in horizontal and vertical panels, shakes, shingles, fish scales, lap and beaded designs. The only maintenance is an occasional wash.
Metal siding on homes and commercial buildings is becoming more common. The beauty of metal siding is its strength and longevity. Metal siding will surpass most of the common siding materials currently on the market. Metal siding can be formed into shapes, curves and edges.
Wood siding is an American classic. It is one of the oldest forms of exterior siding. Wood siding is usually made from pine, spruce, cypress and Douglas fir. All wood siding requires ongoing maintenance including painting and caulking to prevent weather damage.