Choosing a Maintenance Free Exterior
Choosing the best exterior for your new home is an important part of the building process. Your siding choice should match your personal tastes and stand the test of time. There are many excellent options for your exterior, many of which are maintenance free. Maintenance free exteriors are an exceptional way to beautify your home for years to come, without the need to spend your free time maintaining it. We will look at some of the most popular maintenance free exterior options to choose from.
Stone is arguably one of the most durable siding materials available. It is attractive, and can withstand all weather conditions. Once applied, it requires zero maintenance. However, using stone for exterior walls can be very costly. Fortunately, there are alternatives that still look great at a much more affordable price. Stone veneers give the same look and require little to no maintenance. Stone exteriors come in a wide variety of options for stone size, color, and others. If you like the look of stone, veneers are an excellent choice.
Many people love the classic look of fired clay brick. Brick is another very desirable material for home exteriors. It gives a home charming character, and it lasts a lifetime. However, like stone surfaces, it can be costly. Also like stone, brick veneers are available. These too come in many different options and can be used for your entire exterior or a portion of it. If you enjoy the classic look of brick, veneers are an affordable option.
Steel siding is a more contemporary exterior and an outstanding choice. It is both long lasting and maintenance free. Because steel siding has excellent strength, it can withstand extreme temperature changes and weather fluctuations. In fact, steel siding is often considered more durable than even brick or stone. There are many distinct colors, textures, and sizes of siding allowing homeowners to suit their style perfectly.
Vinyl is an affordable maintenance free siding option. Made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), modern vinyl siding will not flake or rot like traditional wood siding. Vinyl is both easier to manufacture and install which lends to its lower cost. Also, vinyl is less durable than steel siding. However, it is still an excellent option and is much easier and more affordable to repair.
Stucco exteriors are both beautiful and durable. Genuine stucco is a sturdy material that holds up well to severe weather conditions. Genuine stucco does require a fresh coat of paint over the years but otherwise requires no maintenance. If you are building on a budget, synthetic stucco is also available and fully maintenance free.
Whatever exterior you choose, advances in construction materials have provided for just about any look or style in a maintenance free option. Your builder can help you to select just the right exterior for your desires that require no work to keep them looking great.
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