Your home’s siding is an invaluable part of its overall curb appeal. Keep these seven beautiful siding styles in mind if you’re considering an exterior makeover this year.
Lap Siding - Lap siding is often sold in longer lengths. You can also purchase it with a smooth finish or cedar textured, depending on what works best for you. Companies like LP Building Solutions produce reliable and long-lasting engineered wood siding options.
Reclaimed Barn Siding - The National Institute of Standards and Technology rated cedar as a top environmentally-friendly siding material. Many builders are using reclaimed wood from barns to create a unique exterior aesthetic. Reclaimed wood siding offers an antique, yet beautifully distinct, appearance that reduces environmental impact.
Scrap Metal Siding - Recycled metal siding is another environmentally-friendly option because it does not require manufacturing. In fact, you can cover a 2,000-square-foot home with the scrapped steel of just six cars.
Stone Facing Siding - Stone facing is becoming an increasingly popular option for many home exteriors. Stone facing is often used to accent entryways or lower levels of the home. Many homeowners combine it with vinyl or engineered wood siding.
Vinyl Siding - Vinyl siding is a cost-effective and low-maintenance siding option. Vinyl siding is available in a variety of different styles, ranging from half-round to rectangular shingles that mimic the look of cedar texture shake. Vinyl is also easy to paint and doesn’t require much maintenance.
Fiber Cement Siding - Few siding materials match the strength and flexibility of fiber cement. Fiber cement siding is a great choice because it can be made to resemble any type of siding you wish.
Brick Siding - Genuine brick siding comes in different sizes and textures and is common on Colonial, Tudor and cottage-style homes. But a new breakthrough allows homeowners to enjoy either a veneer covering or an advanced spray-on material that creates a brick appearance. The material is sprayed on and then shaped to resemble brick.
Keeping these popular styles in mind during your home upgrade will ensure that your siding is ideal for your home and neighborhood.
The initial conversations with new homebuyers generally focus on architectural style, price per square foot and aesthetic requirements (like the dream kitchen island!). Discussing the structural details that determine the value of your home often happen while poring over blueprints. Here are some tips for having a conversation with your clients to help them understand the importance of investing in the part of their home that’s never seen.
In this guide from LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, you’ll learn how to replace rotted siding on a house and how to repair rotted wood siding, depending on the severity of your client’s current siding’s damage. With these simple tips, you’ll be able to spot damage and recommend new products that will help your clients enjoy their home’s new exterior look.
When the build requires greater strength, look for an OSB roof and wall sheathing that is APA Structural I Rated Sheathing—also known as Struc I—for increased structural reliability. What is APA rated sheathing? This valuable designation is a “stamp of approval” that verifies the panels have passed APA’s manufacturing and performance standards.