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Whether you are looking to actually sell your home, or you simply want it to look top-notch to guests, neighbors, and passerbys, it’s important that your exterior is aesthetically pleasing; and an easy way to do this is with gorgeous siding. Your home’s curb appeal will instantly increase with attractive siding, as siding is the first thing that people notice when they look at your home.

As you think about replacing your siding, to either sell your home or not, there are some things you should consider. This post will detail what you need to know about increasing your home’s curb appeal by choosing the right kind of siding.

What You Need to Know About Creating Curb Appeal With Your Siding

A siding contractor in Voorhees pointed out, “the siding of your home can make or break the overall appearance of your house. It’s important that you do research to find the siding that is best for your home and the area in which you are living.”

Here are some important tips to keep in mind as you try to increase the curb appeal of your home using siding.

Select Siding That Makes Sense

You should choose siding that makes sense for your home; in other words, choose siding based on other exterior factors and based on what other homes in your neighborhood look like. Think about the color of your doors and shutters as you select the color of your siding. If you choose siding that doesn’t match your doors and shutters, you will have another home project to do, or you run the risk of making your home look obnoxious.

Of course, you want your home to look as unique as possible, however, if you choose siding that stands out too much in your neighborhood, your home will look out of place. Perhaps consider variations of siding in your neighborhood. For example, if a majority of the homes in your neighborhood feature brick siding consider painted bricks instead.

Pick a Siding That is Noticeably Durable

If your goal is to increase curb appeal with the intention of selling your home, choose a siding that is noticeably durable. Potential buyers will be more interested in your home if there is less work that they need to put into it. If the siding looks to be in good shape and looks like it will last, potential buyers will be intrigued.

Some siding options that are noticeably durable include:

  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Stucco
  • Vinyl
  • Fiber Cement
  • Steel

Choose Siding That Can Handle Weather

Similar to choosing durable siding, it’s also important to select siding that can handle the specific weather conditions that your home is subject to. Siding that can handle certain weather conditions will instantly increase curb appeal because it will not only be long-lasting, it will always look attractive, no matter the kind of weather your home experiences.

If you live a location that gets a lot of precipitation, weather from rain or melted snow, consider one of the following:

  • Fiber cement
  • Vinyl
  • Engineered wood

Or, if you living in a dry and warm location, think about installing one of the following kinds of siding instead:

  • Stucco
  • Stone
  • Brick

Create a Stunning Exterior With the Right Siding

Your home’s curb appeal is important if you are trying to sell, or if you simply want an attractive exterior for people to look at. As you begin shopping for siding, keep these tips in mind to ensure that you purchase the perfect siding for your home. It will also be worth your while to look up images of homes that feature siding designs you would like to emulate; this will give you something to talk to your contractor about. 

About the Author

Jennifer-Bell-269x270 How to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal With Stunning SidingJennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey