Have you thought about your home's siding?

Real Estate Agent with Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.


The siding on your home is not there just for aesthetic reasons. It actually serves a purpose —protecting your house from the elements, yet it can simultaneously provide your home with style.  While some homes use brick or stone,

many other houses are designed with siding material that can be easily replaced over time.

So, what is the best siding on the market today? Let's take a closer look at the options that are available to you in modern times.

Eco-friendly materials

You may want to consider the environment when deciding on your new siding materials.

For instance, wood and metal are among the best eco-friendly siding materials.

If you live in a suitable climate, adobe and various other natural earth materials are also great options.

Fiber cement siding

While vinyl was popular for many years, today's material of choice is fiber cement.

It's ideal because fiber cement is a composite material that is durable and weathers well.

It's also referred to as HardiPlank or Hardie Board.

White designs

If you drive around any new neighborhood today, you'll see that the most popular and trendiest colors for home siding is not a color at all.

White is among the most popular choices for siding in modern times.  Although my pictures has the 2nd preferred color choice!

Mixed siding materials

Another trend that is going strong nowadays is the use of mixed siding materials. Instead of opting for only one type of siding material,

some homes will be designed with fiber cement siding paired with wood to either create an eye-catching design or

differentiate separate parts of the house, among other reasons.  OR horizontal placement of siding rather than vertical placement!


There are so many options.  We are building a new home and have chosen white "Hardie Board" in a mix of vertical placement and some fiber cement cedar shakes along with stone.  

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Joy Daniels, GRI, ABR, CSP, e-PRO
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Comments (6)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joy and thank you for the great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!


Nov 14, 2022 08:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My last two homes were all brick. My current home is hardi-plank and I love it!

Nov 14, 2022 10:07 AM
Joy Daniels

I live in a brick house, I love brick, but we are building a new home and it will be hardi-plank and stone!  So many choices!!

Nov 21, 2022 07:20 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Joy - I just saw some of these news siding types shown.  They are high quality.

Nov 14, 2022 11:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joy - it's interesting to me to see the differences that exist in our country.  Weather certainly has an influence but there are so many other things that become choices for owners.  Your post adds to that process.  I hope all is well with you in Central Pennsylvania.  

Nov 14, 2022 12:11 PM
Joy Daniels

I am sure the siding choices on your side of the USA are different from the choices in Central PA!  

Nov 21, 2022 07:18 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joy always nice to see you posting valuable information, it has been a while on a side note miss our interaction, Endre

Nov 14, 2022 11:31 PM
Joy Daniels

:)  Thanks Endre.  I hope you are well -- as I mentioned to Michael Jacobs I am guessing the siding choices in your area are different, given that cold/freezing weather (like today!) are not in your wheelhouse!


Nov 21, 2022 07:19 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Nov 27, 2022 03:47 AM