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One of the most important features of any house is the siding, which adds to the curbside appeal and protects the foundation from moisture and other destructive elements. While a majority of homeowners know this, they aren't sure what kind of material to choose. They can choose the dependability of vinyl or the old time charm of cedar shakes. Either way, they can count on Raleigh siding experts to properly install any siding option.

Cedar shingle siding is a popular look for people who want classic American style homes. This type of material is strong and blends perfectly for people who live in wooded landscapes. Most of the time, this siding option is made from natural redwood cedar, which means that it will stand up well to water damage and insects. To help prolong the life of this style of siding, homeowners need to have it professionally treated. Some popular stains for cedar siding include gray, brown and other earthy colors.

Another wood option for homeowners who don't want to spend the extra money on shingles is wood clapboard. This typically costs a few thousand dollars less than wood shingles but requires a bit more maintenance.

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Clapboard is usually made from a combination of different wood, such as spruce, pine and cedar. There are also synthetic clapboard options that are made to look like natural wood but are made from plastic.

Fiber cement siding is a fantastic option for homeowners who want something that can stand up to the test of time. This style of siding often comes with a 50 year warranty. Fiber cement siding is also termite resistant and fireproof. It can be painted to add a bit of style, while siding experts can add paste to give the cement a bit of texture as well. Although fiber cement lasts longer than wood shingles, it costs a bit less.

For a more modern look, homeowners can choose seamless steel siding. This is a strong material and does well in nearly any temperature. Unlike other siding options, steel siding doesn't shrink or bulge much with daily temperature changes. Just like with fiber cement siding, metal siding can be given a wood texture. Steel has to be treated every few years to prevent rust.

One of the most common types of siding options is vinyl. Unlike clapboard or other siding made out of wood, vinyl doesn't flake or rot because it's made out of PVC plastic. Vinyl siding, however, does become dull and can crack as it ages.

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