Siding is your home’s “skin”. As such, it’s integral to curb appeal, collective aesthetics, and resale value. From a functional perspective, home siding is the first line of defense against the weather, and it’s integral to your home’s wall assembly. Also, depending on the size of your home, siding can comprise a significant part of your budget.
Nowadays there are many different siding types to consider, which is another reason why choosing the right siding is so important. From stucco, aluminum, and stainless steel to vinyl, ceramic tile, and stone veneer, a variety of styles are at your disposal depending on climate, home style/age, and budget.
First thing’s first: before you shop for siding, determine how much you want to pay. If your budget is limited, then vinyl siding is a good option, as are wood, fiber cement, and metal. Homeowners with larger budgets can broaden their search to include brick, brick veneer, stone/stone veneer, and premium vinyl siding, which is more durable, more stylish, and more customizable than standard vinyl siding.