What defines a home’s curb appeal? It’s all about presentation and creating a welcoming entrance, designing a home exterior that’s just as lovely from a distance as it is from the front lawn. Every detail is important from the landscaping to the entry door. But a beautiful home facade begins with the right siding.
Choosing new siding for a new home build or a remodel can be a daunting task. Understanding the options available is the first step to making this important decision. That’s why in today’s post, our remodeling team at The Construction Group is breaking down our house siding options to help you make an informed decision. To take a closer look at house siding designs, give us a call or connect with us online.
There once was a time where the look a homeowner wanted to achieve would limit their siding options. But today’s siding materials are available in a wide range of styles, textures, and designs. A homeowner’s budget, insulation expectations, and desired siding lifespan will all play a role in the decision-making process when choosing a siding material.
These are some of the most common siding materials available for modern homes:
● Vinyl siding: For an affordable siding solution that looks great and won’t fade over time, vinyl siding is a popular solution.
● Fiber cement siding: Fiber cement options like James Hardie offers the natural look of masonry, wood, or stucco without the maintenance. Fiber cement is resistant to insects and fire and can be expected to last for 50 years or longer.
● Steel siding: More homeowners are turning to steel for its incredible durability and longevity. With clean lines and uniform panels that won’t warp or shrink over time, today’s steel is available in a look that mimics genuine wood.
● Engineered wood siding: Also known as composite wood, engineered wood gives the look of real wood with the durability of modern manufacturing.
● Cedar siding: Cedar shingles or “shakes” provide the authentic look of natural cedar but require much less maintenance than traditional wood siding.
When it comes to siding design, the siding profile is one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make.
Choose from a wide range of profiles and textures, like these:
● Scalloped siding
● Hand-split shakes
● Dutch lap
● Traditional lap
● Board & batten
● Log siding
● Wood grain
● And more
Width and Thickness
Once you’ve decided on a profile, you’ll need to choose a size for your panels. Different types of siding profiles are available in different widths and thicknesses to create a completely different look. Generally speaking, siding panels start at around 4 inches in thickness. Wider panels may go as wide as a 7” siding profile.
Trim and Color
Finally, it’s time to finish the look with a color palette and trim. You’ll want to consider the architectural design of your home, neighborhood association requirements, and how well a siding look will blend into the area where your home is located.
Call About Inspired House Siding Options Today
If you’re thinking of updating the housing on your Twin Cities home, check out our online portfolio to get inspired and then give our general contractors at call. Contact The Construction Group by calling 651-731-5857 or connect with us online to discuss siding solutions for your home.