House sidings are typically made of wood, brick, stone, stucco or vinyl. Less common types of siding are metal, fiber cement and veneers designed to look like brick or stone.
Each type of siding is available in a variety of choices. Wood siding includes such options as split log, red cedar and pine plywood. Aluminum, copper and steel are examples of metal siding, while there are many types of stone and brick available. Multiple types of siding can be used together on one building to create visual interest. Occasionally, more unusual materials are used for siding, such as bark, fiberglass roof shingles, animal hides and sod.