Curb appeal can go a long way in determining how you feel about your new construction home, and there is no greater factor in curb appeal than the siding you choose. When picking siding for your home’s exterior, there are considerations such as color, material, style and more that you'll want to think about.
Additionally, you’ll want to consider other factors such as cost, how well the material protects and insulates your home, and availability of materials in your area.
What Siding Options are Available for a New Home?
According to Bobvila.com, here are some siding options to consider:
“On top of its durability and aesthetics, buildings with brick masonry can be better at cooling down during hot weather than framed and sided houses. Although brick siding will last the life of the building with very little maintenance, masonry eventually does deteriorate, generally at the mortar joints.”
“Stucco, which can last 50-80 years, has evolved from the standard white-washed model to a full range of textures and colors. Its breathability allows moisture to evaporate quickly, making it ideal for locations with normal precipitation, but poorly suited to rainy areas. While materials are not pricey, labor costs definitely can add up because stucco requires applying three coats.”
“Made from a mixture of Portland cement, lightweight aggregate and iron-oxide pigments, manufactured stone veneer products have become a popular siding option. While the look is a dead ringer and the cost of installation is considerably less than natural stone, the product does not offer the same durability as the real deal.”
“If you love the classic look of wood siding but don't want to deal with the upkeep, then engineered wood is the choice for you. Both cheaper and easier to install, engineered wood is a great eco-friendly alternative to high-maintenance natural wood. The material does have one con, however—it’s prone to moisture invasion.”
“Today’s vinyl siding is weather- and insect-proof, fade-resistant, and virtually indestructible under normal circumstances. It also remains one of the cheapest materials to install, and comes in a range of colors and designs, even wood grain patterns. Vinyl siding does require some maintenance, however, because mold and grime can accumulate.”
Read the full list of home exterior siding options at Bobvila.com
Choosing the Perfect Siding for Your New Home
When you work with a quality building contractor, they will help you consider all options when it comes to new materials available for your home - interior and exterior. At Experts In Your Home, we love to see a project through from start to finish. We realize that at the start of a project you may be unsure of exactly what you want, and that’s ok. If you're in the Paradise or Chico areas want to speak with someone from our team and get the conversation going contact us today, we’re happy to help!