There are different types of siding. Without a doubt the most popular and most ubiquitous being vinyl. Spend time in most any subdivision in America, and you will see it protecting almost every home on the block. And it’s popular for a good reason: it’s cheap, it’s available in multiple colors, and it’s easy to repair. But there are other types of siding that have great benefits for the home. The two types that we will examine here today are fiber cement and steel. Obviously there are other choices, natural materials such as wood, brick, stucco, and stone, and, while these have benefits, natural materials are not always as practical for the common homeowner.
Fiber cement siding has been a popular choice for decades. Its benefits being similar to that of vinyl: easy maintenance, and low cost. Fiber cement is also mostly impervious to termites, and its resistant to damage from fire. Fiber cement can be purchased to look like natural materials such as stucco or wood. It’s not a new building material, but today’s modern homeowner can choose from many different styles.
Steel siding is a beautiful, albeit more expensive, material option to use on your home. Steel siding can be built to look like most any natural material. Steel siding is also more durable than most other materials. Steel siding is not vulnerable to extreme heat or cold. It wont shift, expanding and contracting with changes in climate like vinyl. Also, most other siding options have apparent seams where the panels connect, and steel siding can also be made to look seamless. Quality steel siding could continue to look beautiful on the home for thirty years or more. But a long lasting product is the result of a quality installation.
While all materials have some variation in quality and durability, one thing that should never be compromised on is the quality of the contractor hired to put it on your home. A quality contractor can make the best of the materials.
If you are looking for a quality contractor or Billings Best Contractor, please contact Bruce Tall Construction today!