4 Types of Siding to Consider

4 Types of Siding to Consider

Need to upgrade your home’s exterior this year? You’ve got many different options to choose from when it comes to creating the perfect facade. While the overall look is important to think about, you also need to consider functionality. How much maintenance does it require? Is it customizable? How difficult is it to install? And most importantly — Is it expensive?

Fairfield County Exteriors is here to break down the top four types of siding you should consider.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is inexpensive and requires little maintenance — that’s why it’s become one of the most popular siding choices in the US. The product comes in a variety of colors and styles and is easy to install.

Wood Siding

Wood siding is popular among cottages, bungalows, and Cape Cod style homes. It offers a rich and beautiful aesthetic and is extremely durable when maintained properly. To prevent weather damage, you’ll need to occasionally paint or stain the wood. You’ll also need to inspect them for insect and/or rodent damage.

Stone Facing

Want to add texture to the look of your home? Natural stone facing can do just that! While this option is certainly beautiful, the cost of such an undertaking should be carefully considered. However, when installed and maintained properly, stone facing can last your home a lifetime.

Fiber-Cement Siding

Also known as James Hardie® Siding, fiber-cement siding can be customized to mimic almost any material or style — including wood. In addition, the color options are unlimited. This type of siding is also extremely durable against rot, weather, and insect damage and is fire-resistant. Hardie board is five times thicker than vinyl siding and comes with a 30-year transferable product warranty, as well as a 15-year finish warranty that covers paint AND labor. Finally, homeowners will pay up to 14-percent less for homeowners insurance on average than those who use vinyl siding.

Have you made your choice? Contact us today for a free estimate and to discuss your siding options 203-375-9700! You’re in capable hands with Fairfield County Exteriors. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, we’re your one-stop home improvement contractor in the greater Fairfield and New Haven area.


  • I didn’t realize that because vinyl siding is very easy to maintain, it is one of the most popular choices in the US. My sister just moved into an older home. Siding seems like something that could give it that new life that it needs.

  • That’s good to know that vinyl siding has little maintenance. I bet that saves money over time. I’m working on a new build home, so I might choose vinyl siding to lower costs.

  • I liked that you explained that you need to consider the maintenance and the customization options when wanting to install new siding on your home. I would imagine that needing new siding on your home would be a stressful situation. I would be sure to hire a professional to help me decide which siding would be best to use and to help relieve that stress.

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