Top 7 Exterior Siding Materials for Your Home

By Nationwide Windows
Posted in Vinyl Siding on September 12, 2016

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Choosing your siding is a very important task for a homeowner. Your siding should last for many years, be easy to maintain, and suit the aesthetic of your home. Making the right choice to begin with can save you thousands off the cost of redoing your exterior in the future, so getting it right the first time around is extremely important.

It can be tough making a decision one way or the other, so we’ve put together a list of people’s favorite siding materials and why. Learn which one is the right choice for you.


While metal is not a usual choice for homeowners, some people like to add metal paneling, usually in corrugated steel or iron to the sides of their house. It is more popular in other parts of the world and can be used for a little bit of rustic aesthetic charm.


The look of stones layered for the outside of the house can be quite a nice effect. Stone siding will also make a home look more rustic.


Stucco is a combination of cement and sand applied to the outer of the house to provide a seamless look. Stucco can be used also for decorate work.


Brickwork was more popular in particular in the 1970s and 80s but remains a widespread choice today. Bricks come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors and can be a cheap option for homeowners. It offers an easy to maintain exterior.


Wood paneling is a beautiful choice for the exterior of the home, but can be costly depending on the type of wood and the finish used. Many people choose to have sealed and finished wood horizontal siding to retain the look of the surrounding environment.

Fiber cement

Fiber cement paneling was developed in the 1908s as a durable alternative to toxic asbestos cement sheeting. Fiber cement requires a minimal amount of maintenance, can be painted in any color and comes in a full range of textures and sizes.


Vinyl sheeting is long lasting and doesn’t need painting! It is a great choice as it doesn’t rot and insects can’t affect it like they do with wood. It can have a wooden finish so it mimics the grain of natural woods.

Before starting any home renovation project, take the time to really understand what siding you’re choosing and why, then check out what others are saying to make sure you have all the facts before you start out.

If you’re looking for beautiful siding, then choose Nationwide Windows and Siding for a great range of siding options, including revolutionary Therma8 insulation for added benefits in your home. Read Nationwide Windows and Siding Reviews to learn about our customer’s experiences with our siding!

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