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.
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Redoing your home’s exterior can be a big undertaking. If you’re looking for a simple way to update your home’s exterior, window trim is a great place to start. Updating your trim color or texture can transform the look and feel of your home without executing an entire re-side. For those looking to do a full re-side, considering outside window trim ideas to suit your housing style will finish off the look of your build.
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