Three Durable Synthetic Siding Materials To Give Your Home A Traditional Look

Posted on: 20 March 2015

If you want to have siding installed in your home, there are many different types of materials to choose from, which can include things like wood and particleboard materials. These materials are vulnerable to damage from moisture, insects and dry climates. There are also materials such as vinyl siding, which can sometimes be noticeably synthetic materials. All of these materials have benefits, but you may want to have synthetic materials that give your home a natural look and that are durable. Here are three materials that you may want to consider having installed on your home:

1. Composite Shakes And Slates As Siding

If you want the look of slate or shake siding, there are many different options. You can use composite siding materials that are made out of recycled plastic, rubber, and wood waste materials. These are very durable materials, which are also an affordable solution for your siding. They are installed just like the products that are installed on your roof. Composite materials are a great choice if you want to have a siding that has a finish that looks like wood and does not require painting.

2. Foam Backed Vinyl Siding In Traditional Styles

Foam backed vinyl siding is another great choice for siding on your home. It is a lot more durable than conventional vinyl siding and can come in many traditional styles. If you want siding that looks like shakes or board-and-batten siding, foam backed siding materials are a great solution. They are also affordable, and can cost less than conventional siding products. This is an ideal material to use for siding on details like gables ends.

3. Fiber Cement Siding Products In Shake And Lap Styles

Fiber cement siding is another great siding product to use on your home for more of a traditional look. It comes in many different styles, which will usually have to be painted, though some products may have color. You can get them in lapboard and shake styles as an alternative to other particleboard siding products that have been used as siding in the past.  It is a very durable siding material, which will last for decades and only need an occasional coat of paint.

These are some of the synthetic siding materials that are available to look like wood and other natural siding. If you need help finding the best siding for your home and having it installed, contact professional siding contractors like Vantage Point Exteriors LLC to get the help you need.


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