Siding: The Basics

Siding: The Basics

The primary function of your home’s siding is to protect it from the elements, but it’s equally important for it to be aesthetically pleasing. Once you decide to upgrade your home’s exterior, there are a number of options for you to choose from. 

Fairfield County Exteriors is here to break down the basics for you.:


Water damage in your home can cause all sorts of problems. So when choosing a type of siding, you want to make sure it is extremely efficient when it comes to keeping out water. If you live in a damp climate, you’ll want to consider aluminum or vinyl as your siding choice. Options like wood or stucco won’t stand the test of time against moisture.


Once you’ve identified the type of siding you want to purchase, it’s time to consider the look you’re going for! — After all, curb appeal will help increase the value of your home. James Hardie® Siding can be customized to mimic almost any material or style and the color options are unlimited — including wood! When you invest in Hardie board, you’ll also pay as much as 14-percent less for homeowners insurance than those who choose vinyl siding.


With all of the options out there, we can’t give you an exact price regarding how much your siding will cost. However, if you give us a call we can work with your budget and help you narrow your choices.

Are you in need of a siding contractor? 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.

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