The siding you choose for your home can have a huge impact on the curb appeal and how well your home is protected from the elements. There are so many different types of siding to choose from, so we have broken down the most common types that homeowners choose. Choosing the type of siding instillation that fits your home can be a big decision with how many materials, styles, and colors there are available today. Here is our take on seven popular styles and more information about types of siding, pricing, and general cost per square foot.
Vinyl siding is one of the lower-cost options, making it popular among homeowners. The average cost of vinyl siding ranges from $1.50 to $8.50 per square foot, so it’s no surprise that approximately 30% of homes in the United States are protected by vinyl siding. It is also extremely durable, so it often lasts longer than a few other options, in many cases between 20-40 years. This siding is fade-resistant, insect-proof, and comes in a wide variety of textures, colors, and sizes, so you won’t be limited in expressing your style.
Fiber cement siding is gaining popularity as a siding choice thanks to its affordability, durability, and weather resistance. Choose from plank, vertical, lap, shake, curved shake, or a geometric pattern. Fiber cement siding is one of the different types of siding that comes in a variety of styles. You can also get fiber cement siding that looks like stone, brick, or wood. On average, this type of siding can last 50 years or more thanks to its rot-resistant characteristics. It costs on average between $2.45 and $12.85 per square foot.
Hardie board is a type of fiber cement siding. It was created by the founder of fiber cement, James Hardie, in the 1970s. Many homeowners in coastal areas choose Hardie board siding because it can withstand salt spray from the ocean better than other types of siding. It is made of 90% cement and sand, making it fire-resistant, insect-resistant, and rot-resistant. At a price of $1-$6 per square foot, Hardie board siding is a great option.
The classic look of natural real wood siding is hard to beat. Choose from shakes, lap siding, clapboard, or shingles to cover your home’s exterior, but be prepared for more maintenance than a few of the different types of siding on the market. Natural wood siding requires regular upkeep to improve flame resistance and prevent termites from wreaking havoc. However, when properly maintained, natural wood siding with that beautiful wood grain texture can last up to 40 years. With a higher aesthetic value also comes a higher price tag of $6-$12 on average per square foot.
Choosing aluminum siding is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect the exterior of your home. It goes for anywhere from $1.75 to $7 per square foot. This siding is lightweight, weather-resistant, eco-friendly, and easy to install. A benefit of aluminum metal siding is that it can withstand storms, mildew, insects, and corrosion well, but it is more prone to dents and scratches.
Brick siding gives your home a traditional look with incredible weather resistance and durability. It will also not fade, rot, or burn even in extreme weather. Maintenance requirements are very low in the first 25 years of having brick siding, though the next 25 years require some inspection to ensure there is no deterioration in the mortar joints. Brick siding can add some natural insulation to your home, which may lower your energy costs through, on average, brick costs $5-$15 per square foot.
Natural stone siding is one of the different types of siding that is most sought after. It offers an incredibly high aesthetic appeal as well as extreme durability and resistance to fire, rot, severe weather, and insects. With a bit of low-maintenance cleaning every few years, natural stone siding can last 100 years or more. Be aware, though, that this beautiful siding option comes with a price tag of $30-$48 per square foot.
The craftsmen at Manor Roofing & Restoration Services strive to make your home or building beautiful and energy-efficient while using environmentally friendly, sustainable products. Manor Roofing is partnered with the James Hardie Siding Manufacturing Company in their exclusive Associated Contractor Program to bring Mid-Missouri durable siding to withstand the harsh weather conditions and backed by a 30-year warranty. Contact Manor Roofing today to get a quote on your next siding project.