The Importance of Good House Siding
Vinyl Lap House Siding
Brick House Siding
Stucco House Siding
Wood House Siding
Fiber Cement House Siding
Metal House Siding
Stone House Siding
What is the best house siding material?
- Long Lasting
- Minimal Maintenance
How long does siding on a house last?
When you make this investment, you’re going to want the longest lifespan possible. So choose the one that fits your home’s architectural style, your budget, and needed longevity:
- Vinyl House Siding – up to 40 years with proper installation, maintenance, and upkeep.
- Fiber Cement House Siding – as long as the house is standing.
- Steel House Siding – as long as the house is standing.
- Stone House Siding – up to 75 years with proper installation, maintenance, and upkeep.
Is vinyl siding better than wood?
If initial cost is your concern, vinyl siding would be the better choice at $7,000 for a 15 square foot house. The pros of vinyl house siding is the variety of colors and style, easy installation, and humid/moisture resistant. It never needs painting, making maintenance a minimal issue, and is also insect resistant. A lifespan up to 40 years will give most homeowners the need to re-side their home once or twice.
How do you calculate square footage for siding?
Start by measuring all the rectangular and square walls, height, and width. Because house siding is sold in squares, with one equal to 100 square feet, you’ll multiply the height by the width and divide by 100. This will give you the total square measurement.
Can house siding be painted?
Wood house siding will require to be painted every 3 to 5 years. Other types of siding can be painted, but you’ll need to do surface preparation first. With any siding, particularly vinyl siding, if it is still within the manufacturer’s warranty, painting it could void the warranty. Remember, once something is painted, you can’t un-paint it and it will require maintenance repainting.