Choosing the Best Siding Material for Your Home

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Your siding is one of the first things you and your guests notice about your home, and it can either make or break the overall appeal of your exterior. Your siding also insulates your home, making your interior cozy no matter the weather. It is therefore important to select the right kind of siding for your home. But with so many options available on the market, how can you be sure you're making the right choice?

Nelson Exteriors makes siding installation in Marietta stress-free by discussing some features to look for when selecting the ideal material.

Easy Care

For homeowners on the go, aluminum or steel siding is your most viable option. These materials are easy to clean, and since they don't rot, they eliminate the need for repainting and scrapping. These are seen as some of the toughest siding materials since they are impervious to most elements, from pests to strong winds.


If you own a traditional home and wish to achieve the rustic appeal that only wood can provide, fiber cement siding is for you. This can mimic the look of wood but offers more durability and ease of maintenance. It is easy to integrate into your home, as it can be embossed with a stucco, wood-grained texture, or smooth finish.

Modern homes can also benefit from fiber cement, as it is available in a wide range of colors. Combining both form and function, fiber cement siding is durable, water and insect resistant, and non-combustible.


If you want siding that you can live with for many years, go for fiber cement. James HardiePlank lap siding is not just our best-selling product—it's the most popular brand of siding in America, protecting and beautifying more homes from coast to coast. All styles are Engineered for Climate® and come primed, or with baked-on ColorPlus® Technology.

When it comes to quality siding in Atlanta and nearby areas, you can't go wrong with Nelson Exteriors. Give us a call at (678) 283-8171 to get started.