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Krista Abshure's Blog

By Krista Abshure | Broker in 27540

What can you tell me about this home's Siding?

 

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Often when I am showing homes to my clients they ask me about the different types of siding that are installed on homes. Although I always encourage them to do additional research below is the very basic information that I provide to them. I am just going to speak about the 4 most common types of siding that I come across when viewing homes with my clients.

Masonite-

Positives: Although no longer used it was an economical option when first installed years ago.

Negative: Must keep it painted every 5-7 years, must address nail pops and keep seams/ends sealed so that moisture damage doesn’t occur. Manufacturers were involved in a law suit years ago.

Vinyl-

Positive: Very economical, super easy maintenance, no painting needed and many styles and colors to choose from.

Negative: Can chip if hit with weed eater or pebbles, can shift or be blown off in a wind storm and can warp.

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Cement Siding- (AKA HardiPlank/HardiBoard)

Positive: Extremely durable and available in different finished textures.

Negative: Needs to be painted every 10-15 years

Brick

Positive: Very easily maintained and continually looks like when it was first installed

Negative: Costly when initially installed can occasionally see cracks in the mortar.

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When you are ready to begin your new home search, please call me! I will gladly share my knowledge with you and help you navigate the home purchase process!

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