Hello World! Welcome Friends! There are so many different types of cladding/sliding out there for your home.
Vinyl, stucco, brick, stone, metal, wood — the list of house cladding materials goes on. But there are three common looks that homeowners try to achieve and many different ways to achieve them through different materials — so we’re going to look at them.
One of the most popular types of looks for homes is a brick and mortar or stone and mortar look. This look is a classic look that’s been around for centuries because of its durability, and is popular in all kinds of locations.
Masonry work like stone and brick for the outside of your home is good for many reasons, not the least of which is its ability to hold up to the elements over time. It also looks great, and there is so much you can do to customize the look, including using different types of brick or stone.
The one downfall to the use of masonry on your home is that it usually costs more than other types of cladding because of its installation and the cost of raw materials.
Paneling and Shingles
Though a newer type of cladding, paneling and shingles on the outside of a home has become an increasingly popular choice all over the world. This look also can be accomplished with a variety of different materials.
Wood paneling is a popular way to get this look on a home. Homeowners can use a wide variety of types of wood, from redwood to cedar and everything in between, making it possible to get all kinds of natural colors and grains for their home’s exterior.
Wood also can come in a variety of shapes and types of paneling — horizontal, vertical, square edge, feather edge, shiplap, tongue and groove, bevel, board-and-batten, the list goes on. You also can use split logs for a log cabin feel, or engineered wood for a similar look at a portion of the cost.
One top of the shape and style of wood, you also can paint wood to be whatever color or combination of colors you want, making its look incredibly versatile. Just keep in mind that with wood, there is generally more upkeep required to prevent rot or termites.
Vinyl is another way you can get these looks for your home, and it typically requires less upkeep and costs less to purchase and maintain than wood.
Aside from masonry, paneling, and shingles, there is stucco. Stucco is in a class all its own because it doesn’t really fit into the other two categories and there aren’t many other materials with the same look and feel.
Stucco is a versatile material in its own right, though it’s not as versatile as wood and vinyl cladding. With stucco, you can change the mixture of materials to achieve different textures and looks — whether you’re going for a smooth finish, a textured finished, or one that’s made out of small stones.
Stucco also is relatively inexpensive and durable, making it a good option for many people.
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