Siding is one of the essential components of a house. Most homeowners install siding to keep the house (and their family) protected from ever-changing weather conditions and other external factors. Siding has designs that make it sturdy. It can withstand hailstorms, thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, snow and high winds.
As you’ve looked around, you may have noticed houses with different types of siding. People choose various materials, colors and designs for their siding. In addition to offering protection, siding is also a great way to enhance the curb appeal of a house. If you plan to replace your old siding, it is wise to be aware of the latest trends in home siding.
When changing the siding of your house, you need to know the options you have regarding the sizes, types and colors of siding available. While you don’t have to copy others’ homes exactly, you may look around to gather information to know what will suit your house the best.
One siding idea trending today is the mixed approach, where a blend of different materials are used. You can choose the same color but vary the width or direction of the siding in smaller portions of the house, for example. You can even use a mixture of natural (wood or stone) and synthetic materials (various types of siding) to give a unique look to the house.
Here are siding trends that you can consider when choosing modern siding for your home…
#1 You Can Use Fiber Cement Siding For An Enhanced And Beautiful Texture
You already know that siding has multiple purposes. Siding is used to protect the walls of the house and enhance the overall look of the home. If you want different textures, creative shapes and/or varied visual effects for the siding, you can use Fiber Cement Siding. With the use of Fiber Cement Siding, you will make the house look prominent among other homes in the neighborhood.
Fiber Cement Siding is also one of the first choices of both contractors and homeowners, because this type of siding is highly durable, eco-friendly and low-maintenance. Its appearance is similar to that of natural wood, with a bit of a grainy look. It will impart a great texture to the exterior of your home. If you wish to use Fiber Cement Siding for your house, dark colors tend to work best. If you want a more detailed look, choose lighter colors.
#2 Use Vertical Vinyl Siding To Improve The Accents
Vinyl siding is still a popular option when you want to enhance the look of your home. If you install vinyl siding, you can choose different textures, styles, designs and colors. If you want versatile, affordable and durable siding, vertical vinyl siding is a great option.
Simply put, professionals can install vertical panels instead of horizontal panels. With this type of vinyl siding, you can give a modern touch to the house without burning a hole in your pocket. If you want accents, you can place them at strategic locations on the vinyl siding. The accents will be visible under the roofline and around the windows and will improve the overall look of the house.
#3 Wood Siding For The House
Wood is the oldest and (still) one of the most popular options when it comes to house siding. Wood siding is versatile as you can paint it to look any way you want. You can hang wood siding in different directions such as horizontally, vertically or in other directions/shapes. Wood siding is considered top-notch for enhancing the curb appeal of a house.
With wood siding, you need to ensure proper protection from flammable materials by applying flame-retardant chemicals. The chemical layer will ensure that the wood siding slows the burning process should a fire occur.
Wooden siding is durable and can last for more than 40 years. You will have to keep your wood siding well-maintained over the years. As long as the weather in your area is not too extreme, wooden siding can be a great choice for your home.
When choosing new siding for your house, you have various options. Whether you choose Fiber Cement, vertical vinyl, wood, a combination of these or something completely different, it is important to choose a siding that fits your home, your neighborhood, your taste and your budget. Gathering ideas, doing research and making an informed decision is the smartest way to make your choice. This way, you’ll be happy in your home for years to come. SMC Construction of Spring Lake Park, MN, can help you choose a great siding; Call 763-300-5519 for more info.