New siding is a great way to give your home a fresh look, increase value, and protect your family from the outdoor elements. Plus, there are several options out there now to fit just the style and price range you are looking for! To help in your decision of which siding to use on your home, we’ve compiled some information about 3 of the top siding materials used in Indiana.
This is a very popular option, likely due to its low maintenance (i.e., no painting required), low cost, and effectiveness at keeping out insects and precipitation. While it is susceptible to warping, the main reason we see people steer away from vinyl is if it doesn’t fit into their personal design/style preferences. Overall, it’s really a great material choice! (Note, be sure that insulation backing is added to vinyl siding or it will not provide insulation to the home)
2. FIBER CEMENT
Slightly less common than vinyl, fiber cement is a blend of cement, sand, and cellulose which work together to create a wood-like appearance. This option is great because it is fire- and insect-proof. You can choose to paint this material yourself, or you can buy it pre-painted. Unlike vinyl, fiber cement therefore does require periodic refinishing and maintenance. It is also a bit more susceptible to damage from the elements such as precipitation.
This is a pricier option, but often worth it if you want something to last a lifetime. It is a low maintenance option that you can count on to look great as long as you live in your home. Simply wash it every now and then to keep it at its best. Brick also adds a very nice aesthetic to a home and increases value. Often, HOA will require homes to use brick since it is known to add curb appeal to a neighborhood.