If you’re like many homeowners, you’re excited about replacing the siding on your home, but you’re also a bit nervous because you’re embarking on one of the biggest home improvements you’ll ever make. Your choices will affect how happy you are with your home for many years or, if you decide to sell, how attractive your house will be to potential homebuyers. Therefore, it’s a good idea to invest some time in learning about the various types of exterior house siding that are available for your Kansas City home.
One thing to consider right off the bat is that you don’t have to pick just one type of siding for your upgrade. In fact, more and more residents are opting to energize their home exteriors with different types of siding. It takes a bit of exterior design finesse to pull this off, but the results can be stunning! Consider these siding replacement ideas:
Pair Your Fiber Cement or Vinyl Siding With Stone Veneer
James Hardie® fiber cement siding is the most popular siding brand in America, thanks to its durability and uncanny resemblance to genuine wood siding. Vinyl siding is another top choice for homeowners, largely because of its low-maintenance benefits and ease of installation. No matter which of these products adorns the main exterior walls of your home, you can add stone veneer to create a touch of distinction. For example, you can use stone veneer to frame your front doorway or accent an interesting architectural feature. You can choose natural stone colors that echo the primary color of your home. Or, for a more dramatic effect, you can pair light-colored stone with a dark-hued siding.
But, you say, isn’t stone veneer rather expensive? Fortunately, this is no longer a drawback for homeowners who yearn for the unrivaled appearance of stone veneer. There are manufactured-stone siding options that are lightweight—thus reducing installation costs—yet extremely durable. And, best of all, the replication of natural stone textures and patterns is so remarkable that you’ll be hard-pressed to distinguish manufactured stone from the real thing.
Make a Statement With Acrylic Stucco Siding
A siding option that works well as a solo act or an architectural accent is stucco, which has the distinction of being available in just about any color you can think of. If you select this option, make sure you choose high-quality acrylic stucco siding, which resists fading and cracking far better than traditional stucco.
Choose Siding Options That Flatter Your Home
It’s a great idea to seek inspiration by perusing home remodeling websites or looking at pictures in magazines, but keep in mind that your home is unique. What looks wonderful on a colonial-style home in New England may not be ideal for your contemporary home in Kansas City, or it may not fit in well with your neighborhood. Your home’s architecture, size, and surroundings are all important features to consider as you select the types of siding that will bring out its beauty. You’ll also want to think about your goals for energy efficiency and weather resistance. In the Kansas City region, for example, hail and windstorms are common occurrences that should factor into your house siding selection.
Are you beginning to think that you’re in for a daunting, time-consuming task? Don’t worry. Because you live in the Kansas City area, you can simply turn to the experts at Johnson County Siding & Window Co. for assistance. We’re fully equipped with visualization software and an in-house design professional who can help you explore the possibilities of using siding to create the look you want for your home before you buy. We also offer a generous selection of siding options, including:
- James Hardie® fiber cement siding
- Mastic® vinyl siding
- Manufactured-stone veneer
- Acrylic stucco siding
Moreover, our siding installation expertise is second to none, and we’ve gone the extra mile to earn certifications from several manufacturers. We also back our workmanship with a five-year installation warranty to provide you with the ultimate peace of mind.
Contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today to learn more about the types of siding we install and our exterior design consultations. We look forward to adding you to our long list of happy customers throughout the Kansas City area.