Consider these four factors when choosing the best siding material for you.
We all want the best-looking home on the street, but it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. If you’re thinking of installing siding on your home, but aren’t sure which kind to go with, keep reading to help with your decision-making process.
The top siding options for homes include the following: vinyl, steel, wood, and aluminum.
- Desired Look
Do you want your home to have a more modern look and feel? Go with steel siding. Do you prefer a farmhouse style? Go with vinyl. Perhaps you want a rustic appearance. Go with wood siding. It helps to know what style you want your home to boast before choosing the siding.
Determine your budget beforehand to narrow down your options. Vinyl siding costs between $.65 and $2.00 per square foot; steel siding costs $3 to $6 per square foot; wood siding costs roughly $4 to $7 per square foot; and aluminum siding costs $3 to $6 per square foot installed. Prices may vary.
Wood siding, for one example, requires annual washing and treatment every four to six years, which includes re-staining or re-painting. Siding such as vinyl, aluminum, and steel require annual power washing to clean off any mold, algae, mildew, and dirt.
Water-resistant siding will last longer than non-water-resistant siding by preventing decay caused by water or moisture. Aluminum and steel siding are water-resistant, whereas vinyl and wood are not. However, you can waterproof your wood siding to prevent water from coming into direct contact with the wood.
If you need a professional recommendation, ask one of the experts from MEIS Roofing & Construction.