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American Exteriors – Choosing the Right Siding

According to the 2011/2012 Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value report replacing the siding on a home is on of the top ranked home improvement projects. There are many reasons for this, with the technological advancements in the replacement siding industry, homeowners now have more options to choose from. Here at American Exteriors, leading window and siding manufacturer in the industry, we have seen that with the many color options and the recent inclusion of insulating foam backed siding, adding replacement siding to the home is no longer just about improving the aesthetics of a home but also the energy efficiency of the home as well.

What are some of the different types of siding?

There are many types of siding to choose from when choosing to replace or upgrade the siding on your home. Here are a few of the major siding types that have been used in the industry:
• Wood siding
• Aluminum siding
• Vinyl siding
• Fiberglass
• Cement fiber siding

Before choosing your siding some of the factors to consider are the climate you are in. Some siding will not adjust well to wet climates. Also, consider the type of exterior you currently have, does it need to be torn off or, as many in the industry do, can the replacement siding be applied over the existing siding to provide an addition barrier to the climates.

Here at American Exteriors, we appreciate educating homeowners on the many options in regard to choosing a siding that is right for the home. If you would like additional information in regard to your siding remodel, please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you.