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What Siding is Best for Your Home?

What Siding is Best for Your Home?

When it comes to your home in Lincoln, the exterior is crucial. The exterior of your home determines how your home appears to neighbors and passersby. But, more importantly, the exterior of your home also protects your household against the elements and outdoor threats. 

Your home’s siding is the material that covers its exterior. The material that you choose for your siding will determine the strength and aesthetic of the exterior of your home. So, not only is it worth it to invest in high-quality Lincoln siding installation, but it’s also wise to select your siding material based on your unique needs. Different homeowners will have different preferences when it comes to siding, so you want to make sure to select the best option for you. 

Top Siding Types

Vinyl

Vinyl is a practical, affordable, and durable siding option. One of its main perks for Lincoln homeowners is its weather- and water-resistance. Since we experience many different weather conditions in this region, vinyl siding can help homeowners increase their home’s resilience to storms, high winds, and more. Under virtually any condition, vinyl siding won’t become warped. This siding option is also resistant to fading and insects, allowing for further longevity. That said, vinyl siding can get grimy over time. So, it should be regularly cleaned to wash away accumulated debris. 

Vinyl siding is available in a broad range of colors and styles. It’s even possible to find vinyl siding that’s made to mimic the appearance of wood for a rustic appearance. So, you can find a vinyl siding variety that matches your aesthetic preferences. 

Wood Siding

Many different types of wood siding are available. Wood on the exterior has a classic, elegant look that can elevate the appearance of your home. The most common types of wood siding include:

  • Cedar and pine

The most common varieties of wood to be used for home siding are cedar and pine. Cedar is pricier than pine, but it’s also more resistant to insects, as well as to rotting. Pine may also be more likely to warp, crack, and expand and contract in different weather conditions. 

Both cedar and pine will be made more durable and long-lasting with a protective outer finish, such as a stain or paint. This coating will offer protection against weather conditions and the sun’s harsh UV rays. 

  • Man-made wood

Man-made wood is an alternative to natural wood for residential siding. The main benefit of opting for man-made wood instead of cedar or pine is the price point – artificial wood is much more affordable than natural wood. Additionally, man-made wood siding can provide superior durability and longevity to pine siding, which, as aforementioned, is highly susceptible to rot and insect damage. 

Brick

Brick is another option available for Lincoln home siding. As you probably guessed, brick is an extremely durable option for residential siding. But, it also provides a traditional, elegant aesthetic that many homeowners desire. 

Longevity is a key perk of brick siding. If you have brick siding installed for your home, it’s likely to last for the entire lifespan of the home itself. Plus, minimal maintenance is required to keep brick siding in good condition.

What many homeowners don’t realize is that brick siding comes in an array of sizes, colors, and textures. This gives you the freedom to pick the best-looking brick type for the exterior of your home. 

It’s important to note that water can seep into brick veneers. So, to protect the structure of your home, a membrane can be installed between the house and the brick veneer. With this membrane and the siding properly installed, your home will be protected for many years to come. 

Stone Veneer

For a look that’s distinct from brick but still provides a classic sophistication, consider a stone veneer as your home’s siding. A stone veneer is a great way to achieve a more visually-interesting exterior than regular concrete, which provides an exceptional level of durability. 

Stone veneer for residential siding isn’t actually made from natural stone. Instead, it’s made using cement, pigment, and aggregates. This combination of substances is poured into textured molds, then baked. This appears much like natural stone, and requires little maintenance to remain in good condition for a long time.

Ready to learn more about siding installation in Lincoln? Contact AGR Roofing and Construction today.

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