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How Do You Pick the Right Siding for Your House?

What if you could improve your home’s curb appeal, give it extra protection from the elements, and make it more energy efficient all in one fell swoop? When you replace your siding, you can! But, with so many different siding materials on the market, how can you go about choosing the best one for your home?

We’re here to help. Keep reading for our best tips on how to choose the right siding material for your renovation project. 

Know Your Options

For starters, you need to know which siding materials are available to you. There are plenty of options out there, but we’re going to focus on the three materials we offer to our customers, as we feel they’re the best of the best. Take a look at some examples through our featured projects, like this home in Fountain Inn, SC.

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

James Hardie siding is by far the most popular option with our customers. Whether you’re looking to upgrade the look and longevity of your home from existing vinyl siding, or making a long-term investment and more permanent solution of replacing existing wood, cedar, composite or Masonite type siding, James Hardie is the most popular solution. Made from a unique blend of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber, this is one of the most durable siding materials on the market. Not only is it designed to withstand our unpredictable South Carolina weather and native pests such as insects and wildlife (please feel free to reword) but it also comes in a variety of styles and colors so there’s something for everyone. 


ASCEND Composite Cladding

If you love the look of wood siding, but you want more durability, ASCEND Composite Cladding is for you. It gives your home an instant high-end aesthetic, but it requires very little maintenance, giving you the best of both worlds. It’s also available in 20 different shades and includes a lifetime warranty. 

Vinyl Siding

Planning to upgrade your siding and looking for the most affordable option?  Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors, profiles, and textures. Several on-trend options even come in a vinyl option, such as the very popular board and batten vertical style. Like our other siding materials, vinyl is also a low-maintenance choice that homeowners love. Vinyl siding is an excellent choice if you’re looking to quickly and affordably change the look of your home, while protecting it for years to come. 

Weigh the Value

Next, consider which option will provide the best value for your home. Here in the Greenville area, a vinyl siding replacement has an average return on investment of 53%, while a fiber cement siding replacement has an average ROI of 43%. You can use these numbers to help you determine which material is worth the investment for your home.

You also want to make sure you don’t over-improve your home, which means you put more into it than you’ll get back in value. It’s a good idea to look around the other homes in your neighborhood and choose a material that’s similar, so your home remains comparable. 

Think About the Rest of Your Home

Finally, consider the rest of your home to help you make the right decision. Your home style, for example, can play a role in what you choose. If you have a Cape Cod home, a shingle siding option, like James Hardie offers, is a complementary siding material. You should also think about your roof and choose a material that complements that as well. 

When you hire the C&W Roofing, Siding, and Window team, we can look at your home and help you make a decision that will perfectly match your existing aesthetic, or provide guidance and recommendations to turn your home’s exterior into the home of your dreams. 

Upgrade Your Siding Today

Now that you know how to choose the right siding material, it’s time to get your project started! We’d be happy to provide you with a free consultation to show you siding samples and learn more about your ideas for your renovation. Contact us today!