How to Choose the Best Siding for Your Home

by | Jul 17, 2023 | Blog, Great Falls, Siding

There are nearly limitless options when it comes to choosing new siding for your home. Between material types, colors, designs, and warranties it can get overwhelming, especially if you’re dealing with siding for the first time! Below you’ll find information on three popular siding types to help you figure out what’s right for your Great Falls home.

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Great Falls Siding Options

Vinyl Siding

If you’re looking for a low-cost, low-maintenance siding option, vinyl could be the one for you. For the longest time, vinyl had a bad reputation for being a cheap material and warping with the weather. This is no longer the case because recent improvements to this inexpensive material have made it a top contender when it comes to proper siding. Vinyl siding is an affordable material that not only saves money during the easy installation process but also requires little to no maintenance. It’s lightweight, cost-effective, and easy to ship while having the ability to be installed right on top of your current siding.

Because vinyl is human-made material, you can pick and choose precisely what you want your home’s siding to look like. Vinyl siding can emulate wood, stucco, brick, and stone in virtually any color under the sun. Similarly, you can easily have it cut into the exact sizes you want, whether you’re going for long planks or small squares. You’ll be able to fully customize the siding on your house when you choose vinyl siding.

Hardie Board Siding

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Hardie board has emerged as a popular form of siding in Great Falls. Its ability to resemble almost any type of material means you won’t have to worry about being restricted when it comes to designing the exterior of your home. Hardie board’s versatility provides homeowners with plenty of unique advantages. You can customize the Hardie board to resemble a wide variety of materials. Whether you want a wood, stone, or synthetic appearance, Hardie Board can deliver. This siding is an excellent choice if you want the appearance of a particular material without the burden of sourcing a natural product.

Hardie board siding is also extremely fire and weather resistant. While this will depend on the type of Hardie board that you choose, it’s an excellent feature that can help you keep your family safe. Many building materials have the unfortunate characteristic of being prone to house fires—Hardie board is an excellent alternative. While many people invest in siding that must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, Hardie board allows you to keep your siding for the lifetime of your home. This is a great way to save money. Also, using building materials that last longer than a decade is an excellent way to stay environmentally responsible.

LP Smartside

LP SmartSide is a low-cost, low-maintenance siding option that looks just as good as real wood. Installing LP SmartSide not only gives new life to the outside of your home but also protects its contents. LP SmartSide looks like wood but is an engineered combination of wood fibers and resin. It can be cut into any shape and size and comes in several more varieties than natural wood. Our customers love its versatility and customizability, so you’re bound to find the siding style that you desire. When you use LP SmartSide siding, you’re choosing beautiful and cost-effective. Not only are the materials themselves far cheaper than their real wood counterpart, but LP SmartSide installation also takes less time and therefore less money to complete.

Real wood is incredibly sturdy, but it runs the risk of being infested with termites and carpenter ants and can start to decay at the first signs of water damage. Engineered wood-like siding is designed to endure harsh weather conditions and is completely waterproof, protecting your home from harsh elements. Contrary to real wood, LP SmartSide siding comes in a wide variety of colors, textures, and styles. The sky is the limit in terms of what you can choose. With long cuts to prevent the seams, you would get with real wood, as well as the ability to easily cut it into small pieces, you’re sure to get the exterior look you’re after.

Ready to boost your home’s exterior with new siding? Give the trusted roofing company A-1 Contractors, Inc. a call to get your free estimate today and find out what siding option is right for you.