The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to protecting the exterior of your home. Thomas Custom Builders would like to provide a few tips to help you narrow-it-down.
You can choose to wrap your home in vinyl sidings, brick, stucco, EIFS (exterior insulating foam synthetic stucco – i.e. fake stucco), wood, cement boards, and more. Brick is durable, very low-maintenance, fire-proof, and aesthetically pleasing.
If you’re looking for a less-expensive option, consider vinyl siding. It’s durable, and it doesn’t require maintenance other than occasional washing (no painting, no caulking). When it’s installed properly, it’s a complete water-shedding system, and most builder-grade vinyl siding will last 30-50 years. There are premium vinyl sidings that have the appearance of wood and incorporate foam insulation; adding “R” value to your wall. The greater the letter, the longer it takes for heat to go through it. Most siding contractors can also wrap, in aluminum or vinyl-faced aluminum, all of your exterior trim; thus preserving and negating need for additional maintenance in the future.
Of course, these are just a few tips; there are many, many options when it comes to house coverings. For additional information, give us a shout!