How to Select the Siding on Your New Home
Are you torn on choosing the right siding on your new home? Follow this guide to help you in your siding selection process so you can make the right choice.
Whether you’re building a new house or renovating an old one, you have to make a thousand tiny decisions. The constant head-scratching and deliberating can be exhausting.
It’s especially true when it comes to picking out the siding on your new home. You have a ton of different options, and it’s possibly one of the most important decisions you can make. After all, siding is what protects your home from the elements and unifies its overall aesthetic.
Luckily for you, we’ve simplified the process. Here is everything you need to know about when choosing your siding.
Factors To Consider When Choosing The Siding On Your New Home
There are a few fundamental things to think about when picking choosing siding.
You need to make sure that whichever siding you choose, the material can stand up to the weather present in your local climate.
For cold, snowy weather, you want siding that will keep your family warm and insulated. The last you want is to have your family freeze because you’ve chosen the wrong siding.
Not all types of siding work for all kinds of homes, so make sure you speak with your contractor or whoever is building your home to ensure that whatever material you want to buy works for your project.
Perhaps, most importantly, you need to make sure that the siding you’re choosing is within your budget. You could pay as little as $6,000 or as much as $60,000 when siding your home.
For example, vinyl siding usually costs anywhere from $2 to $7 per square foot and stone or brick siding will cost between $11 to $15 per square foot. That difference in price will be much higher when covering your whole house.
Types of Siding to Consider
As mentioned above, there are a few different siding materials to pick from. Here are a few of your options.
Vinyl has become hot material in the construction world as of late. People are even building their decks with the stuff. It’s one of the cheapest options on the market. If applied correctly, it doesn’t look half-bad either.
Stucco is the next cheapest and most used on homes. It gives your house a flat finish on the exterior and complements most architectural styles. It’s a good choice for people on a budget, but don’t like the slat-siding that vinyl offers.
Stone is much more difficult to install, and for that reason, much more expensive, too. The upside is, however, is that it’s durable and gorgeous. Stone siding could add a lot to property value in the long run.
Brick is another durable option. The only downside is that it isn’t entirely waterproof and requires additional maintenance. So for those of you in wetter climates, it probably isn’t ideal.
There is no right answer. You have to choose what you think will work for you, and as long as you’re working alongside a professional, installing the siding on your new home will be a breeze.
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