Choosing an Atlanta siding option for your home is a dilemma faced by people throughout the metro area. Making the best decision involves choosing among different materials and styles while trying to stay within your budget…it can be a daunting task choosing the appropriate siding for your home. Here are some home siding options and basic price guides to help. Remember, prices vary by location and you should always discuss your options and budget with your contractor before the project gets under way.
Atlanta Siding Materials
Fiber cement siding is extremely versatile. Benefits include durability, non-flammability, water-resistance and termite-resistance. It’s a bit more expensive than vinyl or wood but typically comes with a solid warranty. Price ranges vary from $2 to $8 per square foot depending on installation.
Wood / Engineered Wood
Wood and engineered wood siding are similar in price, around $1 to $4 per square foot depending on installation costs. Real wood poses problems with termites and gradual decay while engineered wood handles the same sans the imperfections. Both types will likely need sealing to prevent water damage and weathering.
Vinyl siding is one of the least expensive siding options in the short and long term. You can find it for around $1 to $5 per square foot, and it won’t flake, rot or peel. It comes in hundreds of colors, textures and styles and most companies include warranties. Some darker colored vinyl siding may fade slightly in the sun as years pass.
Fabricated stone finishes are typically lightweight, realistic-looking and durable. Slightly more costly than wood or vinyl, $3 to $6 uninstalled, stone veneers are ideal for the DIY homeowner. They require no footing or foundation and can be installed in panels. For a completely professional and hassle-free installation, however, turn to a professional. It’s fireproof, but extreme weather can affect the mortar holding everything together. It’s a good idea to have a contractor examine the project and check routinely for necessary maintenance.
Stucco is a flexible siding solution in both recipe and use. It can be cost-controlled or more expensive based on the ingredients used to make it, anywhere from $3 to $15 per square foot. The benefits, however, are great. It comes in many colors and textures, which is ideal for achieving various architectural styles, it holds up in a wide range of weather zones and it should last for the life of your home. Check annually for cracks, which can be easily filled.
Brick siding is popular for its low maintenance and durability. Due to the varying prices of brick by region and the relatively high costs of installation, brick can be a bit more pricey – $6 to $12 per square foot. Yet, it comes in many colors, shapes and sizes and won’t fade with time. Other than the occasional pressure washing, it should last for the life of your home.
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