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Types of Home Siding

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Aluminum Home Siding - Everyone has an opinion about aluminum siding, though the opinions vary broadly. Some people think of aluminum siding as modern, economic, and stylish; others think of rustic surroundings while some picture industrial settings; and still others associate aluminum siding with outdated styles and suburban clich├ęs.

Board & Batten Siding - Sometimes referred to as "barn siding" and can be seen on barns across the U.S. While this traditional use of board and batten siding gave it its nickname, it is now very common in use in homes, sides of buildings, garages and even sheds. Board and Batten siding is one of the more cost-effective and basic ways to provide a rustic look for your home or garage.

Brick Siding - Since brick is typically superimposed on the frame of the house, it is an attractive option for refacing your home. Made from fired clay and attached with mortar that hardens in place, brick not only offers resilience and easy care but also enhances the appearance of your home. The variety of sizes, textures, and colors offer a multitude of aesthetic options and The Brick Industry Association provides an informative and easy-to-use guide to the many architectural applications of brick.

Cedar Siding - The exceptional beauty of pre-stained cedar siding exudes warmth that will enhance the attractiveness and coziness of your home. With the richness of its textured, tactile grain, an array of warm, mellow tones ranging from light amber to deep honey brown, and its subtly aromatic, cedar fragrance, shakes add many pleasantly sensual dimensions to your home. Cedar comes in varying colors, from light shades to reddish ones. The redder the cedar is, the higher the price because aging is the main factor in producing the reddish color.

Engineered Wood Siding - Engineered wood is designed to be resistant to deterioration, easy to install, and affordable. There are a variety of engineered wood siding products, such as Smartside, Catawba, or TruWood, all of which offer the aesthetic appeal of real wood with the advantages of a technologically enhanced product.

Fiber Cement Siding - Everything old is new again, or so they say. In the case of fiber cement siding, that's certainly true. Fiber cement siding has been in existence for over 100 years, but over time it faded to the back burner as exciting, new, 'modern' technologies such as vinyl hit the market. Fiber cement siding was invented in France, and it offers the look of wood without many of the maintenance issues associated with it.

Hardiplank Siding - Originally made popular by James Hardie in Australia, fiber cement siding (known as Hardiplank) has become one of the most widely used choices in siding for millions of Americans. It has provided strength, beauty, and durability for homes for over 100 years.

Limestone Siding - Limestone is formed in the ocean (but also in lakes and rivers, and sometimes even on land) and is composed mostly of animal shells. It's a type of sedimentary rock (formed in layers) that is called non-clastic: This means that it is not made from other rocks or rock particles (sandstone is clastic because it is made from grains of sand), but rather from an organic or chemical process. Over time, as layer after layer forms, pressure causes the lower layers to solidify (lithify) into rock.

Liquid Vinyl Siding - Liquid vinyl siding uses super-thin layers of gas-filled microspheres about the thickness of a credit card to coat the outside of a structure. Manufactured with high quality PVC vinyl resin and polymers, Liquid vinyl siding outlasts ordinary paint by decades. Applied in a multi-step process, these tiny particles create a durable, long lasting envelope that reflects heat, protecting a building from temperature extremes year after year. Numerous case studies in extremely demanding environments in many countries around the world have demonstrated the resilience of liquid vinyl siding.

Masonite Siding - Masonite siding is a combination of wood fibers and glue or resin. It can be installed in a vertical or horizontal pattern, purchased in a variety of colors, or painted to obtain the desired effect, depending on the preferences of the homeowner. If the siding is properly maintained and correctly installed, the typical life span of masonite siding is 5 to 6 years.

Stucco Siding - Stucco siding is a great option for any home. The main advantage to stucco siding is an aesthetic one. Not only does stucco siding increase the beauty of your home by providing a unique and upscale look, but it can be manufactured in any color that you choose so that it best suits the style and design of your home. Stucco siding is manufactured using natural materials, including lime, silica sand and white cement. The process of creating the stucco siding involves applying multiple base coats of the sand and lime mixture, which are wet between each coat. The final coat is mixed to any color of your choice and the color is combined directly into the stucco mixture.

Stone Siding - Making Your Home Memorable - Stone walls have surrounded some of the most elegant and timeless structures throughout history. Towering castles, old-world cities, and intimate gardens are a few of the images that a stone exterior brings to mind. Today, you can obtain this same look for your home through the use of stone siding.

Vinyl Home Siding - Vinyl siding is used in more newly built and renovated homes than any other type of siding, and it's easy to see why. Vinyl siding is very affordable, for one thing, and it is low maintenance, looks good, and is long lasting. It is a sound investment for most homeowners.

Aluminum Siding Pictures - Today, throughout the world, you'll find homes and buildings with aluminum siding. It's popular with builders and consumers for many reasons, chief among them its durability.

Board & Batten Siding Pictures - While the traditional use of board and batten siding on barns gave it its nickname, it is now very common in use in homes, sides of buildings, garages and even sheds. Board and Batten siding is one of the more cost-effective and basic ways to provide a rustic look for your home or garage.

Stone Siding Pictures - There are two main variations in stone siding, natural stone and manufactured or architectural stone.

Cement Fiber Siding Pictures - Fiber cement siding has been in existence for over 100 years, but over time it faded to the back burner as exciting, new, 'modern' technologies such as vinyl hit the market. Fiber cement siding was invented in France, and it offers the look of wood without many of the maintenance issues associated with it.

Vinyl Siding Pictures - Vinyl siding is used in more newly built and renovated homes than any other type of siding, and it's easy to see why. Vinyl siding is very affordable, for one thing, and it is low maintenance, looks good, and is long lasting. It is a sound investment for most homeowners.

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