A Brief Guide to Sidings: Materials, Descriptions and the People’s Favorites

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A Brief Guide to Sidings: Materials, Descriptions and the People’s Favorites

The exteriors of a house can be incredibly complex. If you care any about how your property ooks, then you know what we are talking about. If you are new to all this home care stuff, fret not, because it’s all pretty simple and easy to understand. Let’s start with siding, one of the trademark features of American suburban properties and a material that will go a long way in beautifying your home’s exterior.

With us here at Double T, you won’t have to worry about anything but the choosing part. As a locally operating business, we highly value great service and your satisfaction. We won’t cut corners, and we will give you a result that will make you fall in love with your home once again.

Here is a brief guide about the most widely used siding materials to help select a material that suits how you want your house and the environment around it to look:


One of the most inexpensive, most efficient siding materials, there’s almost no downside to choosing vinyl. There is even more to it than that; it is low maintenance, it comes in a wide variety of colors and styles, and it goes well with house insulation.

Plywood (Engineered Wood)

The best thing about plywood is that it’s very workable. We can cut it into any shape and considering that it is timber, the material is soft to the skin. But, it needs repainting once every decade or whenever the color fades. It’s also susceptible to wood’s greatest enemy: rot.


You’d think that there would not be much separating traditional wood and plywood, and you’d be wrong. In many ways, wood is the superior choice. There are wood sidings that are flame-retardant, easy to replace, and the cedar and redwood variants are highly resistant to decaying. The latter options, however, are expensive and still need repainting every few years. Nonetheless, it’s perfect for a rustic look if you like that sort of thing.


Metal comes with the features you expect from the material: low maintenance, naturally resistant to external elements, easy to dent, and is very smooth.

Whatever you choose, Double T is ready to serve. Don’t forget that we also do roofing, window and gutter work, in case you need any.

Contact us for more information.