Minneapolis Siding Basics
The Pros, Cons and Price Range of Various Types of Siding
An important step on not only preserving the health, but also the aesthetics of your home is choosing the right siding. This is why, before beginning their siding project, many homeowners prefer knowing siding costs and the best siding materials. The great thing is that siding is available in many different materials, as well as prices. Here are the main pros and cons as well as the various siding materials costs.
Options That Are Budget Friendly
The siding options that are the most affordable are engineered wood, metal and vinyl. Vinyl sidings and their benefits are something that most homeowners are familiar with: it requires little to no maintenance, it is tough and does not require painting. Although vinyl is being made by manufacturers to look less like vinyl, it doesn’t really look like realistic wood, especially when compared to other alternatives to vinyl. That being said, vinyl siding is very affordable, resilient to Minnesota weather, and if you don’t mind the non-wood look, it can be a great solution.
Another affordable option is metal siding. Most of us have heard of aluminum siding, and this fits in the metal category. Since it is resistant to rot, insects and fire and the maintenance required is relatively low, the option of metal sliding is popular for outbuildings such as sheds, traditional metal is however susceptible to denting and scratching, but today's aluminum siding is far more resistant to dings than its previous generations.
A classic option for residential homes is wood siding. Weather treated or naturally resistant woods like cedar can protect your home and give it a timeless look that simply can't be replicated.