Replacing the siding on your home is an investment, so it’s important to consider certain factors to help you choose the type that meets your needs and fits your budget. The professionals at Garden State Brickface & Siding share some information about popular types of siding and what you need to know before starting your project.
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Of course, you want your new siding to make your home look fresh and fabulous, but choosing something purely for aesthetics isn’t advisable. Durability, insulation, and ease of maintenance are all critical things to take into consideration before you choose a style and material. It’s also essential to work with experienced professionals who are skilled at siding installation.
Heating and cooling accounts for more than half the monthly utility bills in average homes. That’s why choosing siding that provides an extra layer of insulation makes good sense. Insulated vinyl siding comes in a wide selection of colors and styles, and provides an extra layer of protection from wind, rain, snow, cold, and heat. Most types of vinyl siding are very easy to clean and maintain, and only require periodic washing with a garden hose and mild soap. Because of its lower cost, durability, low maintenance, and versatility, vinyl is the most popular siding material in the U.S. It holds up to the elements well and high-quality vinyl can last for decades.
Stone Veneer Siding
This versatile material offers the look of real stone without the heavy weight and high cost of hand-carved stone. It’s made of a lightweight concrete mix and its easy installation will save you on labor costs, too. Although manufactured stone veneer siding can enhance your home’s appearance and increase its value, it doesn’t provide as much insulation as vinyl. However, it is durable and comes in a wide array of colors, styles, profiles, shapes, and sizes. It can be used on both the interior and exterior walls of your home and provides the look of hand-carved stone at a significantly lower price.
Brickface veneer looks and feels like real brick and can be applied over almost any existing wall. This durable siding consists of a three-coat stucco veneer, finished with a thin coating of masonry textured to look like brick. It’s extremely durable and much less costly than traditional brick masonry. It holds up in all types of weather and resists water damage and fading. Like stone veneer, it’s a beautiful way to restore the surface of your home’s exterior at a more affordable cost. If you’re considering brickface for your home, it’s critical to find experienced contractors who use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the job is done right.
Stucco has been used to finish walls and ceilings for centuries, and is one of the most durable home siding options. It can also be used indoors. Stucco is composed of a mixture of several different materials, including cement, sand, lime, and water, which is applied in three layers. One major advantage of stucco over other types of siding is that it can be customized to the exact shade you prefer and applied in a pattern of your choosing. It requires little to no maintenance, and is easy to paint and repair.
Choosing The Siding That’s Right For You
Although some homeowners choose traditional materials like wood and aluminum are s for siding, they can be very costly and may not last as long as other types. The main issues you want to keep in mind when selecting siding include:
- Energy efficiency and insulation
- Added value to your home
Whether you’re looking to make an aesthetic change, want to make your home more energy efficient, or it’s simply time for an exterior upgrade, understanding the benefits of different types of siding can help you make informed decisions about which type will work best for you.
Contact Us To Learn More About Siding For Your Home
At Garden State Brickface & Siding, we have more than 65 years of experience in residential and commercial siding projects. Our team is committed offering the highest quality craftsmanship, materials and service to customers throughout Central and Northern New Jersey. Contact us online or call 908-241-5900 today to schedule a free estimate. We offer flexible home improvement financing options to fit your needs and your budget.