Is it time to look into siding or re-siding your home? Your timing couldn’t be better! The variety of colors, textures, and styles available to you is incredible. You can create a perfect aesthetic look for your home while also protecting your home’s exterior. Let’s take a moment to review the most common types of siding.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most cost-effective option for siding your home. Vinyl siding has come a long way in the last few years. Where it used to look like narrow “plastic” strips, it is now available in myriad colors and styles. You can even choose vinyl siding that looks like wood! Vinyl siding should be cleaned yearly with a stiff-bristled brush and mild detergent to keep it looking like new.

Wood Siding

Wood siding is beautiful, but keep in mind that it requires maintenance. Wood expands and contracts with normal temperature and humidity levels. Without proper maintenance, the weather fluctuations may cause paint to chip and crack or caulk around windows and doors to separate. Wood siding has to be painted, stained, and sealed every few years. Annual cleaning with warm soapy water and a soft-bristled brush is recommended.

Fiber-Cement Siding

Fiber-cement siding has the durability of brick or stone with the look of painted wood, shingles, brick, or stone. It is very durable and can be expected to last for the lifetime of your home. Fiber-cement siding can be painted or stained for the look of your choice. Maintenance includes spraying it with a hose every 6-12 months.

Stone and Stone-Veneer Siding

Stones such as granite or limestone are naturally beautiful and durable. This is the most expensive siding option and is often difficult to put on an existing home. Stone-veneer siding offers the gorgeous look of stone with a combination of natural and synthetic materials. Stone and stone-veneer siding are low maintenance — just a quick annual wash with a hose — and will last the lifetime of your home.

Choose Oaks Construction

Regardless of the type of siding you choose, call Oaks Construction for installation. We will happily consult with you to find the best siding solution for your home and budget. Call 585.247.OAKS to get started!
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