Guide to Exterior Siding

If you’re considering updating the siding on your home, you probably have a lot of questions. New siding can transform the exterior of any home, but knowing what kind of siding works for you and your budget is the first step. Let’s go over some pros, sons, pricing, and more to help you narrow down your search.



Vinyl siding is one of the more affordable options that is newer to the market. Vinyl siding comes in many different colors and textures, so you’ll surely be able to find something you love. The color is mixed into the vinyl when it is manufactured. This makes it resistant to scratching and wearing over time. Vinyl is easy to clean, maintain, and install. The easy installation lowers the cost compared to other siding options.

Hatch Homes proudly carries PlyGem Mastic Vinyl Siding. If you’re in the Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Winston Salem, NC, or surrounding areas, set up a consultation to explore pricing and color options for your home.



While wood siding has its upsides, it also has many downsides. The upsides include long-lasting material when properly cared for,  a more natural look, and a variety of different types of wood to choose from. Overall, wood is a more expensive option due to the upkeep on sealant every 2-5 years.

Unlike vinyl, this is a type of siding that costs more in the long run due to constant upkeep. Although the look is beautiful, be prepared for an ever-growing price tag if you choose this option.


Fiber Cement

One of the newer trends in the siding industry is fiber cement. Fiber cement is made of wood pulp, cement, water, and sand. You can easily paint over fiber cement siding with any color you choose, and it requires little upkeep over time. The installation price may be higher due to the cost of materials, but the low amount of maintenance makes it worth the higher upfront price tag over time.

Hatch Homes carries James Hardie Fiber Cement for any of your fiber cement siding needs in the Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Winston Salem, NC, and surrounding areas.



Stucco is a siding option that offers a great look and very little upkeep, but finding an experienced contractor for installation can be a challenge. The installation process for stucco can be very time consuming, but worth it in the long run.


When it comes down to the overall cost, color variety, and upkeep over time, vinyl and fiber cement siding are the best options available right now. Consider using the virtual tools at to try some of these siding options and colors onto a virtual home. Having a real idea of what a material is going to look like, and getting a price estimate from a pressure-free consultation, will help you decide what option is the best for your home.

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