Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices for affordable siding on homes. It can be installed quickly with a minimal amount of labor, and the vinyl materials are very affordable. Many older vinyl products are also very flimsy, can crack and have other disadvantages such as open seams. There are alternatives that you can have installed on your home instead of conventional vinyl siding, such as seamless siding, cement fiberboard and exterior veneers. Here are three vinyl siding alternatives that you may want to consider having installed on your home:
1. Seamless Siding Products To Reduce Water Problems
Seamless siding is a great product to replace vinyl siding because there are no open seams. Like seamless gutters, these materials are made to fit on-site, which means that you will have a clean installation with no seams. It also reduces problems like siding coming loose from the seams, bulking and other defects. This is an affordable alternative to vinyl siding, which will give your home more protection from the elements and improve energy efficiency by reducing air leaks.
2. More Durable Siding With Cement Siding Products
Fiber cement products are another siding product that can be used as an alternative to vinyl. These products come in many different styles, which can resemble real wood siding. You can also have fiber cement shakes and other materials installed on your home for a different look. Since this is a more traditional type of siding, it is a good idea to have a good moisture barrier installed beneath the siding to reduce air leaks and prevent water from getting into your home.
3. Exterior Veneers That Give You An Affordable Finish
Exterior veneers can also be used to replace vinyl siding. These are products that give your home an exterior finish, and they can look like masonry, siding or have a contemporary design. If you want to have a brick finish on your home, using an exterior veneer is a great option, which is more affordable than real brick and will not require any extra repairs or changes to the exterior of your home.
These are some alternatives to vinyl siding that you can have installed on your home. These materials are comparable in price to vinyl siding installation, and have many benefits over vinyl siding. If you need to have your vinyl siding replaced or repaired, contact a remodeling contractor, like Vantage Point Exteriors LLC, and ask them about some of these products.