The installation of new siding can significantly improve the appearance of your home’s exterior. Homeowners in the Chicago area who are considering new siding for their homes must make a decision about what kind of siding to purchase.

In their article, Top Siding Options: How to Choose, the Contractor Files lists a number of different types of siding and provides information about each, including their average costs. Armed with this information, homeowners may be best able to make an informed decision about which option to choose. Listed in the article are the following types of siding:

  • Cedar Shingle or Shakes Siding: Average cost: $7.225. This siding blends well with wooded landscapes and comes in natural earthen colors.  Some maintenance is required.
  • Wood Clapboard Siding: Average cost: $5,729. This siding is made from solid wood taken from cedar, pine, spruce, redwood, or cypress trees. Properly maintained and regularly stained or painted, it can outlast vinyl siding.
  • Fiber Cement Home Siding: Average cost: $8,703. This versatile siding mimics the look of wood, stucco or masonry. It Is durable, fire-proof, termite-proof, and long-lasting.
  • Seamless Steel Siding: Average cost $7,327. This siding is very strong and resists expanding or contracting due to temperature changes. It can come in a wood-type texture or can look like corrugated steel.
  • Vinyl Siding: Average cost: $8,426. This siding is made from PVC plastic. It will not rot or flake and is inexpensive to install, but it can crack or split over time and it releases hazardous fumes if it burns.
  • Aluminum Siding: Average cost: $6,600. This siding type is somewhat out-of-date but it has the advantages is being inexpensive, durable, low-maintenance and fire-proof.

The article continues by providing tips for hiring a contractor and answering a number of frequently asked questions homeowners have about siding. Get more information by reading the full article here.

If you opt to go with cedar shake, fiber cement or vinyl siding and you live in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, you can call on the professionals at Baltic Home Improvements to do your siding installation work. We are a reliable, local home improvement company that has been providing exceptional service to area residents for more than a decade. Contact us today to get more information and to schedule an obligation free appointment to assess your siding installation job. 

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