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How To Pick The Right Siding For A House: Siding 101

There’s a lot that goes into picking the right siding for a house. If you’re trying to choose what kind of siding to use for your home remodel you need to make sure that you know all of the facts and that you’re prepared to take on this project. Today, we’re going to talk about how to pick the right siding for a house without getting overwhelmed with the process.

To be honest, it’s a big project to complete and comes with an investment. But, when you work with an expert team, like those of us here at Innovative Building and Design, the process can be smooth and you can get end up with a newly remodeled home that you love driving up to on a daily basis and spending your time in.

Our hope is that this post will help you to get prepared for your siding repair for your home and help you to create a plan to actually get it done. Make sure that if you haven’t done so already, download our new guide where we walk you through planning out your next project. You can download the guide here.

Okay, let’s dive into the tips that we have to share with you today.

Make Sure To Choose The Right Contractor

You want to make sure that you’re choosing the right contractor for your project. I don’t think that we have to tell you that not all projects are created equal much like contractors. It’s important that you get clear on your vision and work with a contractor that can explain how they’re able to make that vision come to life for you. We have another blog post that we did on how to choose the right contractor in Minnesota, it’s definitely worth you checking it out.

If you are trying to figure out how to pick the right siding for a house, this will breakdown the important facts that you need to know to choose correctly.

Understand The Types Of Siding For Your Home

If you’ve been googling how to pick the right siding for your home then you have probably come across all of the different options that are available to you. A bit overwhelming, right? Well, let’s go ahead and breakdown the options that you have in an easy to understand list.

The three types of siding that we work with the most are Vinyl Siding, Steel Siding, and Cement Siding. Once you’ve made your decision about what kind of siding, it’s also important to think about whether you want Horizontal Siding, Vertical Siding, or Shingle Siding.

Let’s talk about each of the three types of siding quickly.

  • What Is Vinyl Siding: Vinyl siding is actually becoming more and more popular. It’s very affordable, practical, and just a great all-around option to go with. When done right, you don’t have to worry about color fading or extreme wear and tear. It also works and looks really good when paired with wood.
  • What Is Steel Siding: Steel siding is very durable, much like vinyl siding, and it’s available in practically any color you may want to use for your home. Steel siding is typically coated with a protective layer of zinc or vinyl, which will help to protect the steel on your home from rusting.
  • What Is Cement Siding: The cement siding that is used on your home is a fiber cement and it is a composite manufactured of sand, cement and cellulose fibers. It’s often installed in an overlapping horizontal board profile, clapboard and imitation shingles.

For more in-depth tips, make sure to check out the following blog posts where we go more in-depth with each of these: Choosing Siding Part 1: Vinyl Vs. Steel Vs. Cement Siding and Choosing Siding Part 2: Horizontal Vs. Vertical Vs. Shingle Siding

We hope that this has gotten your wheels spinning and now you have a basic outline to get you started. Make sure to check out the other blog posts that we’ve linked to if you want to dive deeper into how to pick the right siding for a house. Interested in having us work with you to update the siding on your home? Click here to get in touch with us.