Siding Types for Consideration
Replacing the siding of your home is one of the better investments you can make as a homeowner. New siding gives your home an update in beauty, style, and energy efficiency. Here at CBI OKC, we want to ensure that you find the perfect fit for your home. Several siding types exist from which you can choose, so it’s important to make sure that you know what you’re looking at. Today, we’re going to briefly go over the different siding types so you can make an informed decision.
Vinyl siding is possibly the most popular choice in the industry. This is mostly because it is often regarded as the most affordable option and it doesn’t sacrifice quality. It’s made using a vinyl polymer that creates a product of exceptional durability and beauty. Additionally, vinyl siding requires little maintenance and never requires painting since the color is ingrained in the panels.
We’re so confident in vinyl that we carry a special type of vinyl composite siding fused together with an insulated foam backing. The additional backing helps to keep the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. The foam backer also provides increased exterior noise reduction, durability, a fuller aesthetic, and an elimination of unsightly seams.
The greatest benefit of wood siding is its unmatched beauty steeped in strong tradition. Wood siding has many species from which you can choose, each with a distinct and rich look. Unfortunately, wood siding is one of the more expensive siding types available. It costs more to produce and requires more time. Another drawback is that it calls for a greater investment of your time once it is installed due to its high maintenance requirements and it is more susceptible to pest infestation.
Fiber cement siding is made using a composition of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. It’s known for its strength, durability, and resistance to pests. Other beneficial features it holds are rot resistance, impact resistance, and fire resistance. The downside is it tends to be more expensive when compared to its vinyl composite cousin that offers many of the same benefits. Another disadvantage of this type of siding is the requirements of painting and other maintenance details as time passes.
Aluminum siding was once highly popular thanks to it being a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive wooden siding. However, siding composition has since advanced with regards to vinyl and fiber cement. This has caused aluminum siding to fall behind in the market. It is still cost effective but it lacks the greater energy efficiency of its counterparts and is more susceptible to damage from impacts. In short, aluminum siding is hardly a viable option for any modern homeowner.
Siding Experts in OKC
Now that you know more about your siding options, you can get started with pricing. At CBI OKC, the primary type of siding we carry is a highly effective foam-backed vinyl composite. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with a free siding quote the moment you contact us. Let us help improve your home today!