The world of home construction has evolved a variety of sidings to be used for construction. Some of the known are wood sidings, fiber cement sidings, vinyl sidings and then the brick sidings. It is noted that each have its own benefits and personality as well as usage and characteristics.
Exterior siding colour can be matched with various exterior and interior objects.
For example you can match the siding colour with your window colour or with the colour of your window treatments like curtains. You can see a great example of curtain and soffit colour matching in the photo on the left. We would only suggest this if you choose your fabric colours and plan to have them for as long as you live in your home. For a great selection of curtain fabric check out Prestige Decor in Mississauga, they ship and service Canada wide. Matching your siding, gutters and /or soffit and fascia with patio furniture as well as interlock or deck colour is also another great way to add style to your home.
Wood vs Vinyl Siding
Wood sidings usually are made of cedar wood, fir or even pine. Since it readily available and adds to the warm look of a house, it is quite popular. Vinyl siding is available that may give the appearance of wood but is cheaper as compared to wood sidings. On the other hand brick sidings are more acceptable when used with cement and mortar and definitely strengthen the construction. Wood sidings are considered as high maintenance whereas, vinyl are low in maintenance and easy to install. Of course vinyl as its name suggests is very long lasting and durable. It is found to be showing strength of material especially in extreme weather conditions. Moreover, to install one you may not require professional guidance or help. Most of the time it can be easily installed by the home owner themselves. Whereas, wood sidings require professional expertise, must be maintained at all times and are by no means resistant to moisture, mould, bacteria and worst of all termites. That is why, over the years, home owners and construction agencies prefer using vinyl sidings. However, wood sidings are of course appealing to the eye and are highly aesthetic , they tend to become gruff and rough over the years. Since construction prices have gone up in the last decades, their usage is observed as having slacked. Another reason for this shift is that home owners prefer materials that are not only economical but also durable in wear and tear.
Last but not the least, brick sidings are also used, especially in combination with vinyl or wood siding like in the photo on the left. They are certainly a source of strength and a definite weather shield, but at the same time would look appropriate only with a specific style of construction. They may work perfect in homes that are built in open spaces and near to high moisture areas. Subsequently, it boils down to the fact that construction patterns have drastically changed over the years. So have the choice of materials Whatever, material is being used for sidings, wise choices should rule the order of the day, need and the style in contest.