A Guide To Different Types Of Siding

Choosing a siding when dealing with your building is important, as it can have an effect on the temperature indoors, its resistance to weather, and how the material handles other hazards. Different sidings also have different lifespans and tend to generally degrade faster. At Holt Siding & Windows, we have offered siding services and more to Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee residents since 1986 and have learned a thing or two about these materials. Let us walk you through some of the pros and cons of different sidings.

Man installing new vinyl siding

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a plastic wrapping for the exterior of your home or business. Many people use it for its looks, but it also serves an important purpose in that it is highly weatherproof and generally easy to maintain. It is highly affordable in comparison to other types of siding and also durable, as it can last for up to 50 years.

New wood siding being installed

Wood Siding

One of the draws of installing wood siding is that there are a variety of styles to choose from which can add a sort of custom aesthetic to your property. However, it is also more difficult to maintain than other types of siding and prone to significant problems if not properly ventilated.

New insulated siding being installed

Insulated Siding

Insulated siding, as the name suggests, is a siding for your home that includes insulation under the exterior material. The idea is that it holds air in better, meaning you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This type of siding leads to homes that are more energy efficient and saves you money in the long run.

New fiber cement siding being installed

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is one of the more durable choices that you can make for your exterior. Like traditional vinyl siding, it can last up to 50 years and is extremely durable when it comes to weather. It also is not subject to rat or insect damage because of its material.

The siding installation that you choose for your building can have significant effects on not only the exterior, but the quality of life for those inside. It can save you money with its efficiency or add a certain flair to your home or business.

Get in contact with us today, and we can discuss which type of siding you feel is the right choice for your building. We’ll even come out for a home visit in order to assess the property!