Siding is a popular choice for homes for many reasons. It can protect your home’s exterior from storms and inclement weather, improve its curb appeal, and even lower heating and cooling costs. However, once you decide you want Aloha Construction to install siding on your home, next comes the daunting task of choosing which siding is best for your house. Different options to consider include aluminum siding, vinyl siding, and wood siding. We’ll go through the different pros and cons of each siding choice so you can decide which one is best for you!
Aluminum siding was a common choice for homes when it was first introduced in the 40’s and 50’s, but it’s declining in use today.
Pros: There are many reasons why aluminum siding may be a good choice for you. It is cheaper than most other options, and costs on average $3 to $6 per square foot. Aluminum siding is also insect-proof. It can’t be eaten by them or provide a harbor for insect colonies to grow and multiply. It also doesn’t rot, meaning it can last long without replacements.
Aluminum siding is also a safe choice because it is more fire-resistant than most other options. It is durable and stands up well to strong winds and inclement weather. It also is a good insulator, which will save money in energy costs throughout the years of home ownership. Finally, it is green – aluminum siding can be recycled and reused upon replacement.
Cons: Some of the cons to choosing aluminum siding include potential damages and strange sounds. Aluminum dents and scratches easily. This does not affect the home but creates an aesthetically displeasing look.
Aluminum siding also can be very loud during storms or high winds. Over the years, living with the strange sounds caused by aluminum siding may not be desirable. Finally, aluminum siding requires regular repainting to cover fading and keep it looking fresh. This can be expensive, but if it isn’t done the dull look can reduce your homes curb appeal and property value.
Aluminum siding from Aloha Construction may be right for you if you live in a wet or cold climate or need to save money. The siding stands up well to moisture and will not rot like vinyl or wood might. It also does not crack in extremely cold weather like other siding materials do. Aluminum siding saves money in initial costs and energy bills throughout the years.
Vinyl siding is a common siding choice today. Vinyl siding usually costs around $3 to $7 per square foot on average.
Pros: Unlike aluminum siding, vinyl siding almost never needs to be repainted. Its color holds up well and may only need a quick clean every few years to keep it looking fresh and new. Vinyl siding is also typically more renowned for being better looking and more aesthetically pleasing on a home than aluminum siding.
If you live in a wet climate, vinyl siding is a good choice to consider because it does not retain moisture and is resistant to rot and insect damages. Finally, vinyl siding is not only silent during storms (unlike aluminum) but it also acts a soundproofing tool and can reduce noises coming into your home from the outdoors.
Cons: Vinyl siding is not as durable as aluminum siding. While it has the same lifespan of about 30 years, it is more prone to leaks and all the damages they cause over the years. Vinyl siding is also a poor choice for cold climates because it can turn fragile and even crack during cold spells.
Vinyl siding from Aloha Construction may be right for you if you want an aesthetically pleasing exterior to add property value and curb appeal to your home. If you live in a loud area, vinyl siding will add additional soundproofing to your home as well.
Wood siding is generally considered the most attractive option for homes. However, there are many different pros and cons when it comes to choosing wood over aluminum and vinyl.
Pros: Wood siding is the most aesthetically pleasing choice for siding a home. Wood is also the easiest of the three to replace and paint. It is also the cheapest of the three choices to replace because switching out one or two damaged pieces rather than the whole area saves money and labor.
Cons: The biggest downfall of wood siding is that it is the most expensive of the three options detailed here. It typically costs around $6 to $9 per square foot on average. It is also the least durable of the three choices, and can retain moisture leading to rot. Wood siding attracts insects which can create further damage to the home. To avoid water and insect damage, wood siding requires extra maintenance to stain or varnish the siding and keep the home protected from these issues. The maintenance costs for upkeep every few years can add up over your home’s lifetime.
Wood siding from Aloha Construction may be right for you if cost isn’t an issue and you want a classic and aesthetically pleasing look for your home.
When it comes to choosing the right siding for your home, there are many different options to consider at Aloha Construction. Aluminum siding, vinyl siding, and wood siding all have pros and cons when it comes to the costs, upkeep, and curb appeal of each one. If you are ready to reside your home with Aloha Construction, use this article to research each siding choice before choosing the one that is right for you!