The Best Siding Choices for Your Carolina Home
With so many styles of home that have been popular throughout the Carolinas recently, it can be challenging to choose a siding style, material, and color to give yours the unique flair it needs to stand out from the rest. With prominent styles like the modern farmhouse, craftsman, and bungalows becoming extremely popular, some choices may be a better fit than others.
Finding the right material for your home is no easy feat. However, two primary materials are well ahead of the pack in terms of competition. An honorable mention may be wood, but with its massive amount of maintenance required and vulnerabilities to pests and fire, it does not quite make the list.
For the best options available on the market, vinyl and fiber cement are the two clear winners, each with its own strengths. To start with fiber cement, James Hardie has been the industry leader for decades, offering homeowners an extensive catalog of textures, colors, and styles. From imitating natural wood to presenting a more polished facade, homeowners have options like board and batten, plank, shingle, and more. These styles are available in a wide range of striking colors that are sure to make your home stand out. James Hardie offers the most durable and maintenance-free option, even boasting fire resistance and decades-long warranties.
On the other hand, vinyl offers some advantages with a much-reduced cost. While there are still countless style and color combinations to choose from, it is far less durable and prone to weathering than James Hardie Fiber Cement. Still, vinyl offers a solution to homeowners who are looking for a new siding project that won’t break the bank and can be easily replaced down the road if they so choose.
Not every style of siding will look right on every home. For example, more modern homes typically use board and batten style siding to provide a sleek and smooth look, while craftsman homes or Cape Cod-style dwellings may opt for plank or lap siding to keep in line with the classic style they are attempting to emulate.
This can be even further enhanced with shingle-style siding that is sure to evoke memories of old wood but will all of the modern trappings and benefits homeowners have come to expect from their siding.
Color has become a hot-button issue in recent years. From keeping certain historic districts free from bold and bright hues to ensuring homes still stand out from the street, there is a fine line to walk to ensure your home is unique to you all while maintaining the style it is supposed to embody. However, this is not a problem for vinyl or fiber cement sidings, since both options offer a wide range of colors that are all tried and true crowd-pleasers.
To learn more, contact Hatch Homes today to schedule a free initial consultation!
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