Different Types of House Siding

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Different types of siding on houses include vinyl siding, hardwood, cedar or redwood siding, and brick siding, all of which are applied to the exterior of the main structure of the house. Add value to a home by building up higher-quality siding with advice from a licensed remodeling contractor in this free video on home maintenance.

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Hi, I'm Tim Gipson. I'm going to talk to you about different types of siding. Now, actually when we look at his house, we've got brick in this case, which is considered a siding, because this is actually a brick veneer, which means you have the building structure, all of your interior walls. They're either plywood sheets, or a foam sheet, then there's an air space, and then the brick is put on, on the outside, so this is actually considered a form of siding, when it is a brick veneer, versus the brick being in the main construction of the home. Then, you have your accent places, where you have built out areas like this. You'll see in this case, vinyl siding. Now, something that looks very similar to this, would be a lap siding, which can be either a cement, impregnated board, or a masonite type of board, or even hardwoods, or woods such as redwood or cedar, and typically, when you get into different sidings like that, your vinyl siding like this, is going to be your most basic siding, which as far as looking from a value perspective of your home, having something like vinyl siding, is going to have your lowest value, where having hardwood or cedar or redwood siding, is going to actually create the most value, in your home, so if you're looking to add some value to your home, that might be one thing to consider. If you have a lot of vinyl siding or vinyl trim in those areas, it might be a good idea to upgrade that, either to a cement board, or a masonite board, or to some kind of a natural wood siding. You can get a really nice look, but also it will add a lot of value to your home, so I'm Tim Gipson, talking about some different types of siding.


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