How to Choose Between Types of Exterior Home Siding

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How To Choose Between Types Of Exterior Home Siding

Need to replace damaged siding? Building a new home? Either way, you’ll want to learn more about the types of exterior home siding available to you. As a building supply company, we have an extensive inventory so you can always achieve the look you want.

Questions to ask while comparing siding products:

  • How durable is this siding against rain, snow, hail, and UV rays?
  • Is this material resistant to rot, mold, or insects?
  • What maintenance does this siding need?
  • How much does this siding cost?
  • Will this siding complement my home’s exterior?

To answer these questions more in-depth, let’s explore the different types of siding products we offer at Eikenhout.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is low maintenance because it doesn’t need painting or sealing. Most types of exterior home siding have a surface layer of color. But the color of vinyl siding runs through the entire depth of the panel. This means that you don’t have to worry about scratching off the colored coating by accident.

Vinyl siding comes in a range of colors and styles. That way, you can match your siding with the roof, windows, shutters, and exterior doors. Certain brands can even make vinyl siding to look like wood from a distance.

If you choose vinyl siding, you won’t have to worry about water, rot, or insect damage. Vinyl siding is weather resistant and can last for decades with proper maintenance.

Eikenhout sells vinyl siding products from Mastic Home Exteriors and CertainTeed. Both are high-quality brands that would make an excellent addition to your home.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding doesn’t get brittle in cold temperatures. This makes it ideal for Michigan homes. Fiber cement siding is also resistant to mold, termites, hail, wind, and moisture. It’s also not attractive to woodpeckers and other pests.

Fiber cement is resistant to fire. As such, it may be worth notifying your insurance provider after siding installation. Depending on the company, they may be able to offer you a special discount. Fire-resistant siding will also give you and your family extra time to escape in an emergency.

We sell fiber cement products from JamesHardie™ and LP® Building Solutions. Contact one of our Michigan locations to learn more about your options for exterior home siding.

Steel Siding

Aluminum siding is waterproof and durable. This makes it an excellent choice for Michigan homes. Homeowners love aluminum siding for being able to resist water infiltration and insects.

We offer steel siding products from the following brands:

To learn more about our steel siding brands, please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable team. They’d be more than happy to lend you their expertise.

Related: Why Fiber Cement Siding is Best for Winter Weather →

Learn More About Exterior Home Siding

Eikenhout is a building supply company with nine Michigan locations. As such, we’re proud to offer high-quality exterior home siding to our customers.

To learn more about our inventory, please feel free to call any of our locations. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

This blog post has been updated.

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