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What Materials Are Best Used For Exterior Siding?

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

How your home looks on the outside gives an impression of how it might be on the inside. For this reason, landscaping, installing some type of home deck and having good exterior siding is something you should consider. Siding should be visually appealing and at the same time strong. So how do you choose the right one? Well, here are some siding material options commonly used by Edmonton home renovation contractors.

Wooden Siding

If you plan to add that authentic Canadian look to your house, wooden siding is what you can opt for. Its rustic look and wooden finish adds to the beauty of your house. Wooden siding is available in a variety of shades and can be easily coated with a clear varnish or paint to seal the wood. Also, wooden siding is easy to remove and replace. The only downside to wooden siding is the amount of maintenance that you will need to invest, but with proper upkeep this type of siding can last a very long time.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is a good alternative for almost all types of siding as it can be manufactured to replicate the look of wooden siding or stone texture. Vinyl siding is available in a large variety of colors and textures which drastically cuts down the cost of sealing and painting. Vinyl is lightweight compared to other materials so it can easily be fixed over the existing siding and requires a lot less up keep.

Stucco Siding

Stucco is a material to opt for if you want a smooth finishing on your exterior siding. Made from a mixture of limestone, sand, and cement, stucco is an extremely durable material. Although it has been said that stucco will crack and chip over time, using the proper mixture of epoxy, this can be avoided. Though the maintenance required for this material is very low, the installation can take some effort and time.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement is a hybrid siding material which is highly durable and visually appealing as well. It is made from a mixture of wood clay, wood pulp, cement, and sand. The good thing about this material is that it can be molded into shingles and clapboard making it a versatile option. Not to forget, fiber cement is rot-proof, termite resistant and fire resistant as well.

Now that you know about the different options of siding materials for renovating your home exterior, choose a material which will not only look good on your home but will also last longer. But to avoid making mistakes in siding installation, do not try to install the siding on your own. Hire an Edmonton renovation home contractor to install the siding.



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