Vinyl siding is the leading cladding material in North America, but homeowners are increasingly looking at alternatives that fit their lifestyle, budget, and style preferences. When choosing siding material, it’s important to take into consideration factors such as durability, energy efficiency, aesthetics, weather/water resistance and the location of your home. Each cladding material has its own list of benefits and visual draw, so if vinyl isn’t for you, consider these alternatives for your home exterior.
1. Composite Cladding
Composite cladding combines beauty, performance and easy installation, and it’s one of the most advanced materials on the market. The ASCEND Composite Cladding plank compound contains glass particles for added structural stability, strength and heat resistance, while titanium dioxide protects against ultraviolet degradation, and impact modifiers help resist dents and dings. The deeply grained look of real wood will give your home high-end appeal, and once it’s installed, it’s made to perform and last as it’s virtually maintenance-free. Whether you want a timeless or on-trend look for your home, composite cladding is offered in a wide range of gorgeous colors for you to choose from.
2. Steel Siding
Steel siding combines strength and beauty to create the ultimate shield for your home. Pounding rain, harsh winds, freezing cold and scorching heat are no match for powerful steel siding. With textures, finishes and colors that capture the warmth of freshly painted wood, steel siding can complement a variety of architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary. Highly weatherable and virtually maintenance free, steel siding is an excellent option for your home.
3. Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is composed of a blend of cement, silica and natural cellulose fibers pressed into moulds and used for exterior cladding. There are a wide variety of textures and profiles available to help you create an upscale look for your home. When properly installed, fiber cement is beautiful, durable and highly weather resistant, engineered to meet specific climate demands. It’s sleek and non-combustible, offering a beautiful alternative to vinyl siding.
When it comes to cladding materials, there are many wonderful options to choose from as alternatives to vinyl siding. Pick one of these options to spruce up the exterior of your home!