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7 Popular Home Siding Materials

Posted on February 18, 2015 in Siding

 

Maryland siding

At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we highly recommend vinyl siding for your home, but some homeowners have a different vision or a different preference, so we’re always willing to discuss your options. Here are some of the most popular Maryland siding materials for today’s homes:

Vinyl

Vinyl siding is low maintenance and affordable, which is why so many homeowners opt for it. It’s also comes in a variety of colors and is very durable – it can withstand high winds and resist the heat and the cold.

Wood

For a rich look, some homeowners turn to wood siding. Wood siding is available in many shapes, sizes, and colors, however, it requires more maintenance than other siding materials. If not properly maintained, wood siding can be susceptible to mold, mildew, termites, and swelling.

Brick

Since brick is often used on Colonial and English homes, it tends to give a home a completely different look compared to other siding types. While it comes in a variety of colors, there are not as many options as materials like vinyl or wood. However, brick Maryland siding is very durable and requires virtually no maintenance.

Stucco

Stucco consists of cement, lime, and sand, which essentially creates a shell around your home. Stucco is very insulating and is low maintenance, however, it tends to be more costly than other siding materials. It also is very durable, but can’t withstand a lot of water, so it’s not recommended for homes in rainy areas.

Stone

When it comes to siding that gives your home a unique look and texture, some homeowners turn to stone. Stone is considered the most durable siding option available, but is often on the costly side, since the stones have to be harvested and finished before they can even be installed.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement siding is made from wood pulp, cement, clay, and sand, and it can be molded to look like a variety of styles, from wood to stone to stucco. It also can withstand heat and is low maintenance. It tends to be more costly, however, than materials like vinyl or wood because it’s harder to install.

Aluminum

Aluminum siding is known to withstand both hot temperatures and cold temperatures without damaging, however, it needs to be paired with a good insulation because it has the potential to draw heat from your home in the winter and add heat to your home in the summer.

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