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Choosing the right siding for your beach house

Vinyl vs. Fiber Cement Siding
We wanted to provide some of the pros and cons associated with vinyl versus fiber cement siding. As the number of people, choosing siding for their beach home is on the rise, questions are also rising as to the best type of siding to use. The good news is that today, you have far more options to consider than ever before although it is still important you choose wisely.

Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices due to cost. Actually made from polyvinyl chloride, this type of siding material offers a number of advantages to include low maintenance. Other benefits are that vinyl siding expands and shrinks, meaning this material works well in a variety of issues. Vinyl siding is also great in that color penetrates so it never has to be painted. However, the most important aspect of going with vinyl siding is the installation. If not done right, you would likely experience gaps, expansion, and an unsightly home.
A new type of vinyl siding is known as cellular, which is more expensive but also higher quality. This particular type of vinyl siding looks like wood and with it being thicker than traditional vinyl or wood siding, it holds up better and has a nicer appearance. Regardless of the type of vinyl siding you choose, you will find that it offers tremendous advantage associated with air pollution. Finally, the only other consideration is that if you want something highly energy intense, aluminum is generally a better choice than that of vinyl.

Fiber Cement
In addition to vinyl siding, you could also go with fiber cement siding, which can dramatically enhance the appearance of your home. Of all siding, fiber cement offers the most beautiful textures and realistic wood grains. You will also find that fiber cement siding comes in a wonderful selection of colors, as well as shapes. Therefore, if you want something unique and impressive, you cannot go wrong with fiber cement.

Other benefits associated with fiber cement siding include long-term durability and a much better interlaminate bond strength, making it a great choice for high wind impact zones as well as protection against harmful impacts, daily wear and tear, moisture, and more. Fiber cement siding is so strong and durable that most manufacturers offer a 50-year limited warranty, one that is even transferable.

Without doubt, fiber cement siding will outperform every type of siding on the market. If you want to spend your hard-earned money on something consistent and reliable, this is it. The technology of fiber cement siding makes it stands out from all other materials when building in high wind zone areas. Providing strong resistant to insects that bore through wood, as well as having a class 1 (A) fire protection rating show you just how incredible fiber cement siding is.

SandCastle Coastal Homes specializes in coastal elevated and high wind impact building design that will meet or exceed local and state codes