Keeping up appearances on the exterior of your home keeps everyone happy, especially your neighbors. Some homeowners often change the outside appearance of their homes when the exterior materials become dilapidated. Others are simply looking for an alternative look. Whatever your reason is for residing your house, you can call a general contractor to help you get the job done.

Types of Siding Materials

Horizontal Lap Siding. A popular choice for colonial and traditional style homes, horizontal lap siding can be made from a variety of materials. Vinyl, aluminum and wood are popular choices that can be finished in a wide range of colors. Material quality and color finishing may affect the cost but it’s typically the most economical.

Shingles. This siding material also pairs well with traditional style homes. Shingles can be made from aluminum, wood, vinyl or fiber cement. You should expect to pay a little more for shingles than lap siding.

Wooden Strip. Wood can be used as a flat, horizontal siding material. Accompanied with large, steel framed windows, wooden strips provide a modern look for homes. The cost of wooden strip paneling varies depending on the species of wood but it generally has a higher cost than most other siding options.

Stucco. This siding option is usually associated with Spanish colonial style homes and is most popular in America’s southwest. It’s an excellent siding choice for homes with large surfaces and simple geometric layouts. It’s available in natural or synthetic form and usually goes around ten dollars per square foot.

Stone. Available in wide variety of colors, textures and types, stone proves to be extremely versatile. Stone veneers are common today and help keep the price of installation low. Stone is durable and low maintenance. It comes at a price though – anywhere up to fifty dollars per square foot.

As a home remodeling contractor, we here at Mihalko’s General Contracting know the ins-and-outs of exterior renovations. When it finally comes time to install siding on your home, call a general contractor you can trust. Call a general contractor that has been serving its neighbors in the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA, and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call Mihalko’s General Contracting for your home remodeling needs.

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