Most Common Siding Types From Your NH Contractor 

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Home improvement projects are important factors in home selling and buying. As times change and new construction products are available on the market, siding options vary. But, there are a few that have stood the test of time. Are you looking for a siding contractor to up your curb appeal? Corriveau Contracting is your go-to for any remodeling project you’re planning! Now, let’s dive into the various types of siding available.


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Wood Siding


Wood siding is simple yet attractive. The most common types you’ll see are wood planks, boards, or shingles. Despite the beautiful look, wood siding is more costly and requires a lot of upkeep maintenance. Here are some of the characteristics and things to take note of regarding wood siding:


  • Available in many styles, textures, and finishes
  • Can be installed vertically or horizontally, or as shingles
  • Easy to repair, but can be difficult to install
  • Requires an exterior finish (paint or stain)
  • Can warp due to heat or moisture


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Metal Siding: Aluminum or Steel


Metal siding is a low-maintenance and popular choice for siding. Due to the easy accessibility and availability of steel and aluminum, metal siding became a low-cost option for many homeowners. Here are some of the characteristics to take into consideration regarding metal siding:


  • Can be installed vertically or horizontally. 
  • Usually is shipped with a factory finish
  • Durable and corrosion-resistant
  • Can be retro-fit over existing siding
  • Can easily dent


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Vinyl Siding


Vinyl siding is another low-cost and low-maintenance choice for homeowners. The siding comes in easy, interlocking edges that can easily be fit over old wood siding. Therefore, you don’t have the added cost of removing the old siding. A special tool called the “zip tool” combines and separates the strips of material. Now, here are some of the characteristics to take into consideration regarding vinyl siding:


  • Wide range of colors and styles.
  • It can be installed vertically or horizontally.
  • Available in various textures.
  • Can crack in cold weather.
  • Lower cost than wood or metal siding.


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Fiber Cement Siding


Fiber cement siding is one of the newest types of siding available on the market. It’s exceptionally durable and low maintenance. Plus, it’s made from recycled materials, making it very resource-efficient. Similar to wood siding, fiber cement is installed in lengths and cuts. Also, it does imitate the look of the natural wood grain. Now, here are some of the characteristics to take into consideration regarding cement siding:


  • It can be painted.
  • Can be delivered primed or pre-finished.
  • Available in beveled, shingle, or stucco-panel style lengths.
  • It can be expensive to install.
  • Rot-resistant.


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Our goal at Corriveau Painting and Contracting is to provide a professional service with the highest quality craft — all at a reasonable price. Contact us for all of your roofing, siding, and painting needs at (603) 880-9988 or visit our website.