A Guide to Your Home Siding Options

Your home’s exterior should reflect your personal style, as it is the first impression visitors and passersby will take away. Because there are beautiful and durable siding options for every price range, you can always think about an upgrade. Working closely with your remodeling contractor will ensure that you settle on the right siding for your budget, maintenance, and style requirements.

Wood Siding Options
Natural wood gives a classic, beautiful look to any home and is perfect if your house is set amid trees. Cedar clapboards and shingles will require finishing every couple of years to maintain their rich color. Cedar is a very durable material that is resistant to warping due to humidity or moisture. This elegant and resilient wood is also a good insulator, making it perfect for siding.

Metal Siding Options
Aluminum siding is an excellent option because this metal is durable, lightweight, and easy to install. Aluminum siding could conceivably last a lifetime, or at least 50 years. You can buy most metal siding in the color of your choosing and won’t need to repaint.

Vinyl Siding Options
Vinyl siding has the benefits of wood but is cheaper and easier to find. Also, you can install vinyl on top of existing siding if desired. For green thinkers, it’s important to know that vinyl isn’t biodegradable, but it also doesn’t need to be replaced often. This siding can last 30 to 50 years with little maintenance. When vinyl siding does need to be replaced, the old vinyl is often recyclable.

Fiber Cement Siding Options
If your budget is flexible, fiber cement siding may be your best choice. It is composed of a combination of wood, sand, cement, and clay. This siding is poured like cement and molded to look like your choice of wood, brick, or stucco. You can have fiber cement mixed to the hue of your liking.

The industry's leading siding solution happens to be James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding. We're proud to be recognized as a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor here in the Northern Chicagoland area. 

Ready to Replace Your Siding? Still Have Questions?

If you're not sure if you should repair or replace your home's siding with one of these siding options, we're happy to provide insight with a few helpful articles in our blog.

Whether you live in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Long Grove, or any of the surrounding areas, we're ready to talk with you about your siding project and give you a free consultation. Bak Brothers Remodeling, Inc. installs each of these siding options at your convenience. Call us at (224) 205-4731 to learn more about our many other North Shore renovation services, including roofing, decks, and interior remodeling for bathrooms and kitchens.