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When updating the look of a home, there are many options of siding that a homeowner can choose from. A Raleigh siding expert may assist the homeowner with choosing a type and style of siding that provides the desired aesthetics of the home while taking cost, climate and other factors into consideration.

Wood siding is a durable option that is often used for certain styles of homes such as bungalows and cottages. There are a number of different options available for wood siding including shingles, clapboard and shakes. When properly maintained, wood siding can last anywhere from 10 to 100 years depending on the type of wood and the location of the home. In high-risk areas, the wood siding can be treated with fire-retardant chemicals.

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices for homeowners due to its versatility and low-maintenance qualities. While this siding does have a plastic appearance, there are a variety of colors and styles that the homeowner can choose from.

Like wood siding, brick siding is often used for certain styles of homes that include Tudor, Colonial and English cottage homes.

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Usually, the brick siding is applied to the wooden structure of the home with a membrane positioned between the siding and the structure to keep moisture out. Due to the labor involved in installing this siding, this option may have a higher cost than other types of siding.

While many homeowners love the texture that stone siding provides, it should be noted that it is difficult to install on existing homes. Thus, this siding may be a good option for those who are looking at new construction. Additionally, this type of siding can be expensive, depending upon the type of stone used. An alternative for homeowners looking for the texture is stone-veneer siding, which can enhance the home's aesthetics without the cost.

Traditional stucco siding is made from Portland cement, sand, lime and water. When properly applied to exterior of the home, this siding can last the life of the house. However, if the siding is not properly applied, there are potential for cracks to form.

For homeowners searching for a less-expensive alternative to stucco, wood or stone, fiber-cement siding may be an option. This type of siding has a wide variety of styles and textures available and is low-maintenance. However, homeowners who choose this option may encounter problems with moisture buildup, which could reduce the lifespan of the siding.

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