Different types of house siding include vinyl, wood, brick and fiber cement. Additional types of siding include stucco, fiberglass, tree bark and brick or stone veneer.
Vinyl is a relatively inexpensive siding option for homes and outbuildings with a variety of colors and styles. It is made from polyvinyl chloride, and it is easily installed and maintained. Wood siding is a durable choice with a rich look with proper maintenance. It comes in clapboard style, shakes and shingles.
Brick is a durable siding option that does not require painting or staining. However, it does require professional installation and mortar joint repair. Fiber cement is inexpensive siding that takes the look of masonry, stucco or wood. It is low-maintenance and resistant to fire and termites.