Picture this... You pull into a driveway and you see a home. It has beautiful gray and white stone siding and catching your eye next is an exquisite red door!
This is not just any house... it is the home of your dreams!
Now, what is the first thing you noticed about this house? The color and type of siding (well, that’s the first thing I always notice)! Most people tend to be visual thinkers.
When you make a decisions about something, you base that decision on what you see. If a house has chipped paint and mold growing all over it, it will not have the same awe inspiring effect on you. This will not be a house you want to go in and see.
Our eyes only need to see something for a mere 13 milliseconds before our brain reaches its decision on how we feel about it.
Our team at deWit Construction & Remodeling wants the siding on your home to look great and provide good quality protection your home deserves. Let’s take a closer look at a few siding options that might work for you!
Vinyl siding is by far the most used type of siding in home construction today. Most people are attracted to vinyl siding because of how inexpensive it is, and because there is little or no maintenance at all!
When building a new home or adding an addition to your current home, you want it to be one of a kind and personalized to fit your style. Well, with vinyl you can do just that.
Vinyl siding comes in a wide variety of colors and styles and you would be hard-pressed to not find exactly what you are looking for. The only thing that tends to push people away from using vinyl as a siding option is the concern that it looks too much like plastic. But like anything else, it’s a personal preference.
Fiber Cement Siding
A mixture of cement, sand, and cellulose (wood) fibers brings you this option of fiber cement siding. This is a great option if you want something a little more sophisticated than vinyl but requires a slightly larger budget.
This siding option requires periodic maintenance so you need to keep that in mind. Siding maintenance would include spraying it off every now and then and having it repainted or stained to keep it looking vibrant and fresh.
Like vinyl, fiber cement siding comes in a variety of textures and colors to choose from. One of the most notable benefits of fiber cement siding is its non-flammable and termite-resistant quality.
If you are looking for a more striking and timeless siding option for your home, then brick would be a great option for you!
Brick siding is definitely on the high end as far as cost is concerned and installation is very labor intensive. On the plus side, brick siding requires less maintenance than wood siding but it does require some.
Taking proper care of your brick siding begins with gently cleaning (power washers can damage mortar) using a hose and detergent and then after it dries thoroughly, coating it with a protective sealant.
Proper care and cleaning will keep your brick siding fresh and log lasting. Some have said that brick can last a whole lifetime if properly cared for.
There are many more options available to consider before making a decision about which siding to use for your new home construction or your home remodel project. We have put together this downloadable and shareable infographic for you about these and other home siding options. Enjoy it, share it, and we hope you find it helpful.
As always it is important to do your research when considering a home siding contractor. Our capable team at deWit Construction & Remodeling invites you to contact us with your questions and we would be glad to provide a long list of satisfied customers.
We want your home to have that awe inspiring effect we spoke about earlier, every time you pull into your driveway and see your home. We can provide the perfect siding that brings out your home’s unique personality. We also understand you have a budget so you count in us to provide the perfect home siding solution you can afford.
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