Generally, siding can last a long time, but there will come a time when it needs to be replaced. After all, nothing lasts forever, and your home’s exterior is no exception! If you’re tired of the dirty, worn out siding ruining your home’s curb appeal, it’s time to look for new siding and trim ideas.

Replacing siding with a quality material is one of the best ways to make a good first impression for your home.

Top Siding & Trim Materials

Here are three popular siding ideas and two options for updating your home’s trim.
  • Vinyl siding: This is one of the most popular options. Vinyl provides an elegant look that can be made to resemble wood without all the maintenance. It’s usually less costly to purchase and install vinyl and the maintenance is very minimal. All you need to do is hose the siding down occasionally to remove dirt.
  • Fiber cement siding: Another material that mimics the look of wood, fiber cement is a more resilient siding choice with plenty of benefits. It doesn’t crack, warp or rot easily, and there’s no better material if you’re worried about termites or moisture damage.
  • PVC vinyl trim: By replacing worn out wood trim with PVC vinyl trim boards, you can enjoy a lower-maintenance solution. The trim is consistent from piece to piece, which can’t be said of organic wood. Plus, PVC doesn’t warp, bow, or sag the way wood can over time. PVC trim boards are appropriate for all trim applications, and the product can be recycled at the end of its lifespan for a cradle-to-cradle system that reduces waste in landfills.
  • Vinyl-coated aluminum trim: Another option for accomplishing maintenance-free trim is to wrap the existing wood with vinyl-coated aluminum. Lengths and thicknesses vary so you can choose the perfect solution for your home.  The wrap is bent to the proper shape, cut to fit, and fastened to the existing trim for a custom job that lasts decades.

Additional Tip

Also be sure to think about the style of your home. The right siding and trim materials can help lend authenticity to your home and enhance the entire exterior.

Siding & Trim Installation in MD, DC & VA

No matter which material you choose, it’s important to rely on professional installation. At Shanco Companies, we have you covered. We have provided home improvement services for over 20 years and are eager to help you transform the exterior of your home. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get started on your project!