Exterior Siding Options

Exterior Siding Options

Exterior Siding Options A very important decision when designing a new house is deciding on what materials to use for the exterior.  There are so many materials to choose from; brick, stucco, fiber cement, and metal just to name a few.  Deciding on a material to side your house is kind of like choosing clothing to wear. When choosing what to wear, we go with clothes that fit our location or the weather.  We most certainly would not choose to wear flip flops in Michigan’s winter.  But we also think about what fashion statement we want to make with our clothing, too.  And how much money we have to spend also helps in determining what we purchase to wear. But, we cannot change the siding materials on our house as easily as we can our clothes!  Therefore, most of us choose a material and stick with it.  We are not planning on repainting, restaining or anything of that nature.  We will choose something that will look as good on day one as it does twenty years down the road.  So when you are choosing a siding material, you should choose something that will go the distance for you and your home.      Horizontal Lap Siding Probably the most universal choice in siding material would be horizontal lap siding.  This type of siding comes in a variety of finishes such as wood, aluminum, vinyl or fiber cement.  It also comes in a wide range of colors so you are sure to find a finish that is you.  It also looks great on a colonial or traditional style homes as...