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Today’s topic is types of siding on a house, there are so many different types to choose from. There is fiber cemented siding, vinyl siding, brick siding, metal siding, stone siding, and stucco siding. There are a ton more but the most common are brick, fiber cemented, and stucco siding. Siding helps keep out any water and debris from entering the walls and insulation of your home and reduces the chance
for any moisture build-up. What is Siding? The primary purpose of your home’s siding is to protect the home, along with foundation and contents within it, says Home Solutions.
Brick siding can be weather resistant, meaning it can withstand both cold temperatures and hot ones. Brick comes in a variety of colors and is durable, making it a load bearing building material. Brick siding withstands heat and offers better fire protection than wood and vinyl siding. It also provides a sound barrier, keeping noise outside, according to home guides. According to Cost Owl it costs
about $6 to $12 per square foot to install brick siding. It can depend on where you live and what labor costs. If you see an effervescence on your brick walls this indicates moisture in or on your walls which can become a problem if it is not quickly taken care of especially if it is due to a leak in the wall. To determine if you have effervescence there will be a white powder on your brick walls. There are
ways to remove this cosmetic issue although it will not help if water is still getting in the cracks. Moving on to ways of removal, Home. howstuffworks.com ,suggests using water and a brush to scrub the effervescence away. They also suggest power washing and or using chemicals. When using chemicals please wear gloves and goggles and take all precautions necessary to prevent harm from the acidity. The United Home Experts say, brick only lasts about 20-25 years which is something to think on.
Fiber Cemented Siding
The benefits of fiber cemented siding are that they are Weather resistant, you can move the panels to create a pleasing aesthetic, and it is often ideal for those of us living in Florida’s hurricane prone areas. Fiber cemented siding typically lasts a lifetime which is said to be 100 years. The nice part about it is it does not rot like wood siding often does. If you like wood style, then using a fiber cemented siding
is the best way to emulate that. Termites have no desire to eat up your fiber cement. Termites will go after all the wood they can find so its best to keep an eye out. Fiber cement siding costs about $10 per square foot according to Home Advisor. Since it lasts so long it’ll most likely be the only time, you’ll be doing the siding on your house.
Stucco is made of cement, sand, lime, and water, and is applied in 3 coats over a base. Making it durable against fires and making it pretty low maintenance. Stuccos appearance is attractive to some but not everyone, the siding can last up to a length of 50 years. According to doityourself.com, stucco does not keep well with expansion and moisture as well as brick or vinyl can. They also point out a
price difference in the sidings. Since stucco involves so many layers you will most likely be paying more for this type of siding because of the labor costs involved.