submitted by Scott Miller, Service Manager, C and C Family Roofing and Siding, candcfamilyroofing.com
Have you ever looked at your house and felt like you were living in the 70’s?
Every house on the block has fresh vibrant new siding and yours is either old asbestos tiles or faded aluminum siding.
Maybe it’s time for a home makeover. But what siding should I choose? Here are some siding options to get the mental juices flowing.
Most houses in this area have horizontal vinyl siding. There are three (3) basic styles – clapboard, dutchlap and beaded.
All of these siding styles are replicating original wood siding. They are all similarly priced.
What makes the price change is the thickness of the panel (thicker panel = more expensive).
Another factor that affects the price is whether the insulation is attached to the panel or installed separately. Most reputable contactors can look around your neighborhood and point out the different styles.
There are some siding options that are more expensive but offer dramatic benefits. There is a vinyl siding panel that simulates cedar shake tiles.
Some people put this siding on their whole house which will increase the price of the project.
Others use this panel as an accent to the standard siding panels and thus giving your house a little “pop”. This style is more prevalent in beach communities and certain styles of homes.
The final style of siding is called fibered cement board siding. This is an extremely sturdy panel.
This style comes with a limited color pallet but can be ordered primed and then custom painted. This is the most expensive option.
Having a contractor who specializes in all these styles will help you to make an informed decision.
Don’t let price scare you. Re-side your house today.