An exterior renovation is a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal if it’s seen better days. But not all finishes and exterior renovation materials are built alike. It’s important to know some of the benefits and drawbacks of common finishes and exterior renovation materials.
Common home exterior renovation finishes and siding materials
Many traditional homes have only a single exterior finish, but modern homes tend to have one or more finish types. Here are the most common exterior finish materials.
Wood siding has a unique, traditional look and lasts a long time, but requires regular refinishing and painting to look its best.
Composite siding material
Composite siding lasts longer than wood and has a similar appearance, but it does tend to look a bit more artificial, so keep this in mind when choosing an exterior finish.
Stucco is a material that is solid, durable and offers a seamless exterior finish. It also is low maintenance and is a naturally resistant to fire. With traditional stucco, the concrete mixture is installed onto a mesh and makes use of an acrylic-polymer finish that will expand and contract with changing weather.
Similar to traditional stucco, new stucco siding uses an acrylic-polymer coat. But, it is applied onto a base of fiberglass mesh and foam board insulation, giving your home a boost in insulation as well.
Brick is a common accent finish on homes with traditional siding. Replacing worn-out bricks helps protect your home and refresh its appearance.
Natural stone is being integrated into more homes in Winnipeg. It’s usually used as an accent, but some homes have an exterior built entirely from natural stone or stone veneer.
Metal like stainless steel can be painted and coated for great durability, and adds a unique, contemporary flair to the exterior of your home.
When choosing the right finish for your exterior renovation, it’s important to consider the climate, the weather your home is exposed to, and your budget. An experienced contractor like Dash Builders can help you make the right choice.
If you’re interested in learning more options for your home and how, we might help read about our exterior renovation services!
Get help with exterior renovations by refreshing your home’s siding material!
There’s still time to complete an exterior renovation this year! While winter is on it’s way, we should have another 4-6 weeks of favorable weather. If you’ve been thinking about an exterior renovation for your home, don’t wait any longer!
Not sure what exterior renovation finishes are right for your home? To find out, contact Dash Builders. Our experts can come to your home for a quote and discuss your options for restoring the appearance and curb appeal of your home through an exterior renovation.