What Are Some Exterior House Siding Options?


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Some siding options for the exterior of a house include wood, vinyl and brick. More elaborate siding options include stucco, stone and fiber-cement.

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What Are Some Exterior House Siding Options?
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Some features of each type of siding include:

  • Vinyl: This siding is the most affordable and is also very durable.
  • Wood: There are many types of woods to choose from for siding, varying in cost. Wood also requires the maintenance of coating it with a sealant.
  • Brick: Brick requires a layer of plastic behind it because it allows water to penetrate into the house.
  • Stucco: This type of siding can last forever on a home, but it requires galvanized metal screening for reinforcement.
  • Fiber-cement: This material is low cost and can look like wood, stucco or brick siding.
  • Stone: Most stone siding is synthetic because granite and limestone is too expensive for an entire home.
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