There are several choices for the exterior of your home. Some of the most common materials to use are brick, wood and stone. Other options include stucco or vinyl. Your dreams and your budget will best help you decide which products and materials to choose for your Northern Virginia, Maryland & Washington, D.C. homes.
Brick, a simple mixture of dirt and heat, is an especially higher priced choice, due mostly to the cost of labor. Having a brick facade will make any home look grand and even antique, bring a certain charm and value to your home that no other material could provide. Brick certainly provides an excellent value. Although brick can add about 25% to the cost of your renovation budget, it more than makes up for it due to durability.
Wood is the next high-end siding option to consider for your home. Much like brick, it can almost around 20% – 25% percent more than vinyl or fiber-cement siding. Lumber products are volatile in their price fluctuations due to market control. However, for a picture perfect cabin style look, there is no substitute for wood.
Natural stone is another high-end option to consider. Most home owners choose to add stone as an accent feature on their home instead of using it to cover the whole house. This not only looks good but will also bring down the cost of using the stone.
One way to achieve the look of a high-end siding material without breaking your budget is to use synthetic substitutes. For example, if you want the look of wood siding, consider using an engineered wood as an option. Engineered wood takes wood chips, breaks them down into a size of a fiber, adds resins and wax and, with heat and pressure, bonds them back into a homogeneous panel. That yields a very stable product that can provide an excellent finish and a lot of versatility when it comes to siding the house.
Like wood, stone has a synthetic alternative called cultured stone, which provides homeowners with the high-end look of natural stone but without the higher price tag. Using the cultured stone on an exterior accent wall is a fantastic option to save money and make the exterior of your home shine.
Give Elite Home Remodeling a call today to find out more information on how to get these and many other great siding products on your home today!