For a more natural look with added strength and durability, many homeowners are choosing fiber cement siding, one of the newest siding materials on the market today. The beauty of this siding is that, it provides a traditional wood grain appearance, but with much lower maintenance requirements. Fiber cement siding can withstand the effects of extended exposure to the elements. It won't warp, buckle or fade and, similar to vinyl siding, the most it requires is a periodic cleaning, which can typically be done with a low-pressure power washer.
Vinyl siding is one of the today's most popular siding materials. Many homeowners choose vinyl as a replacement to their existing metal siding. Virtually maintenance-free, it never needs painting or staining and it won't chip, peel, dent or rot. The most it requires is a periodic cleaning which, can typically be done with a low-pressure power washer.
Wood siding is among the oldest types of home siding. The wood grains provide a natural, attractive look. Because of its rustic beauty, wood siding is often found in many historical or Victorian-style homes. To maintain its natural appearance, wood siding should typically be painted every five to 10 years or stained every two to five years. If not properly cared for, wood siding can quickly deteriorate. It is susceptible to rot or splitting. The most popular types of wood siding are clapboard, shingles and shakes.