Could your home’s exterior use a serious makeover?
If your current exterior is out-of-date, a tired old color, or has just seen better days, you’re not resigned to it.
We’ve got all sorts of house siding ideas that will get your house looking shiny and new.
And with all the curb appeal that comes with new siding, you’re bound to boost your home’s value too.
If you’ve always wanted a brick home, you can get the appearance of one with brick veneer.
The words “brick veneer” make it sounds as though you’re just putting a thin layer of brick on your home. But it’s actually a single layer of standard brick that’s built right onto a wooden frame, and then anchored to the exterior of your home.
Much less expensive than solid brick, a brick veneer is almost maintenance-free and is tremendously pest and fire-resistant.
And since it is usually constructed with salvaged brick, it’s also considered a more eco-friendly option.
Advancements in vinyl siding technology have emulated metal siding to some degree, but there’s still nothing like the real thing.
And just like with vinyl siding, metal siding is durable, low-maintenance, lightweight and can be installed quickly.
Plus, you’re not stuck with silver as a color. Pigments can be applied and baked on during the manufacturing process.
Metal siding is tough to scratch or dent and has a long lifespan.
If going with a metal siding though, you’ll want to be sure your eaves and troughs match your new style. Look for professional companies like The Trough Man who can take care of every element of your home’s makeover.
On the opposite end of the spectrum from brick veneer in terms of maintenance requirements and fire resistance is wood siding. But it definitely adds a rich and sophisticated look.
And if you enjoy the ritual of religiously caring for the wood, this kind of siding can last for up to 100 years.
You can get wood siding comes in the form of clapboards, or shakes and shingles.
Clapboard siding, also known as lap or bevel siding, is horizontally positioned planks installed so that the upper plank slightly overlaps the lower. Using durable wood such as redwood or red cedar will increase its longevity.
Shakes add an interesting textural dimension, while shingles are thinner and can be cut into different shapes to create visual interest.
If you love the look of wood, but don’t want as much of the maintenance, there is now engineered wood siding as well. This option is made of wood fibers and biding agents and is also more affordable than wood siding.
With fiber-cement siding, you can achieve the look of masonry, wood or stucco without the maintenance and at a fraction of the cost. This is why it’s become such a popular choice.
It’s also non-flammable and termite-resistant.
Plus, it comes prefinished in a wide range of colors. And you can even paint it should you decide, down the road, that you want a new color.
Even though you’ll know it’s not the real deal, nobody else will!
House Siding Ideas Will Give Your Home a New Look
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