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Siding Options Besides Vinyl to Consider for Your Home

One of the most effective home remodeling projects is to update your home's curb appeal with new siding. While vinyl siding is a popular homeowner choice for siding, due to its resistance to rot, insect damage, and overall low-maintenance appeal, you want your home to stand out in a more unique fashion.

Consider the following home siding options instead of vinyl to see which style best fits your home's design and your budget. Your remodeling contractor will compare the pros and cons of each material for you to aid in your decision.


Designed to add a streamlined appeal and clean texture to your home, stucco is a wise choice for upgrading your home's exterior. Stucco is made of cement, lime, and other materials and results in a gritty finish that is pleasing to the eye.

What makes stucco desirable for your home remodeling project is its versatility: nearly any color dye can be applied to the cement mixture to coat your home in beautiful, custom color. Furthermore, stucco is insulating, allowing you to maintain interior temperatures in your home with ease.

Stucco can also be stamped or etched for further appeal and custom texturing. Speak to your contractor about custom stucco home designs.

Wood Cladding

Wood cladding gives your home classic, cottage-like charm and can be painted any hue you wish, or you can leave the wood alone and allow the natural appeal of the material to shine. Woods commonly used in siding include cedar and redwood, as both species are rot resistant and durable.

Wood siding comes in a variety of styles, from classic shingled siding for texture to flush wooden planks for a more modern appeal. Shakes are also used in wood siding for texture and design.


You can replace your current siding with brick to give your home elegance and long-lasting charm. Brick used in siding comes in a variety of hues from classic red to a rustic orange, pale pink, tan, or even rich shades of gray or black. You can even mix different colors of brick to give your home a more modern, artistic design.

Stone Veneer

If you want to put stone siding on your home, know that placing stone on an existing home can be cost-intensive and difficult. Your budget may better allow for a stone veneer, which uses a combination of real stone and synthetic stone designs to create a beautiful facade on your home.


Synthetic stone siding can be expensive (costing at least $10 to $12 per square foot to install), but the aesthetic appeal of this type of siding is worth it if your budget allows.

Cheaper siding options include wood (starting at $5 per square foot). Stucco is another option for main siding at a price point of around $6 per square foot or more to install. Brick averages just over $5 per square foot.

Siding doesn't have to be all one material. If you want stone siding, for example, but don't have a large budget, you can stone the front of your home where visibility is a factor and use vinyl or wood for the remainder of your property. Mixing different siding materials together creates a unique texture and allure for your home.

Your siding specialist will help you choose the best siding for your needs based on your maintenance requirements, how long you want your siding to last, and other factors. Trust our remodeling experts at BNN Construction for many of your home's upgrading needs. Our friendly staff will help you choose the best siding for your home; call us to schedule a consultation today.
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