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House Siding Options -- Plus Costs, Climate Recommendations, and Homeowner Trends

Working on your property's curb appeal? Make sure you choose the right siding materials. We break down all your house siding options and when to use each in this guide.

[Updated: Aug 06, 2021 ] Mar 06, 2020 by Aly J. Yale

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Siding Type Ideal Conditions Less-Than-Ideal Conditions
Fiber-cement siding All climates None
Vinyl siding Wet or humid climates Windy regions or extremely cold or hot places, as it can crack and bend
Wood siding Dry climates Wet or cold climates or places with lots of temperature fluctuations
Stone siding Windy and cold climates, as it acts as insulation Very wet climates
Steel or aluminum siding Wind-prone climates and cold regions Areas with regular hail.
Stucco siding Dry and warm climates Climates with lots of moisture or snow

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