If you are building a new home or considering replacing the siding on your current home, you have a few siding options to choose from. Regular and engineered wood are options, as are fiber cement and aluminum. All of these options have benefits and drawbacks, such as the high maintenance and price of wooden siding and the strength of fiber cement siding.
For the typical homeowner, vinyl siding is the ideal choice for a few reasons. Although there is no “perfect” siding choice, vinyl siding generally offers all that a homeowner needs in-house siding while providing a wide variety of color and style options. It has its drawbacks too, like the possibility of bending and cracking when exposed to extreme temperatures, but for many homeowners, the benefits of vinyl outweigh these drawbacks.
Vinyl siding is popular because of its durability. Many vinyl siding installations can withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour. When it does become damaged or worn out, vinyl siding can easily be removed and replaced. It is also a low maintenance option – when vinyl siding gets dirty, all the homeowner has to do is clean it with a vinegar and water mixture and a brush, no power washer or professional cleaning necessary.
Vinyl siding also tends to be less expensive to install than other types of siding. You can expect to pay somewhere between $2 and $7 per square foot of vinyl siding. Siding the average two-story house can cost between $6,000 and $13,000. Factors that can affect the price you pay are the style you choose, the size of your home, and whether any special considerations need to be made, like cutting the siding to fit irregular-sized and shaped areas of the home’s exterior.
When some people think of vinyl siding, they think of bland horizontal lines across a house’s exterior. Although some vinyl siding fits this description, there are many more color and style options available. Vinyl siding can be purchased in nearly any color the homeowner wants. It is available in a variety of styles, including:
Our team at Doppler Construction, Inc. can help you choose the ideal type and style of siding for your home or if you already know what you want, we can purchase and install it for you. Contact our team of experienced builders today to set up your free consultation with us, during which we can answer any questions you have and start working on a project timeline and a quote for your siding job.
If you have questions or would like a free estimate we’d love to hear from you. Call us today at 219-661-1011 to see what Doppler Construction can do for you and your family.