Choosing your home’s siding material is a big decision and one that most homeowners don’t enter into lightly. If you’ve got your choice nailed down between vinyl siding or fiber cement, there are some factors that the professionals at Seamless Choice suggest you consider so that you pick the option that works best for you.
Fiber cement comes in a couple of styles, like boards that are textured or smooth. Fiber cement siding is also designed to be painted, offering you a number of color choices. You can even order it pre-painted if you like one of the standard colors available.
Vinyl siding, on the other hand, comes is a wider variety of styles, allowing you to create a home that looks historic or one that looks ultra-modern. In fact, you can even get vinyl siding that looks like fiber cement, or you can get it in other designs like clapboard or Dutch lap. It can be hung vertically or horizontally, changing the look dramatically depending on which one you choose.
Neither fiber cement nor vinyl is the best when it comes to insulating your home, but foam insulation can be applied underneath if you go with vinyl. This makes your home more energy efficient, potentially saving you a lot of money. Vinyl is also lighter in weight, which means less stress on your home foundation and it is better for the environment as it requires less fuel to transport it from the manufacturer to your home.
Siding Painting and Maintenance
If you don’t like to spend your nights, weekends, and vacation time tending to your home’s exterior, then vinyl is the choice for you. Fiber cement has to be repeatedly caulked and painted, but vinyl siding generally only has to be washed to improve its appearance.
If you would like help deciding whether fiber cement or vinyl siding is right for you, or you’ve made your decision and are ready to have the one you’ve selected installed, give the Home Improvement Specialists at Seamless Choice a call at (719) 445-7888 today. We offer a free consultation and estimate so you will know upfront how much it will cost you, no matter which one you choose!