Popular Home Exteriors

Home Remodeling

When you are building your new home, one of the big decisions will be how the exterior will look. What style of residence will help determine your options. The climate of where you live might also influence your choice. Here are some of the top exterior materials to choose from.

Brick

Building with masonry is a classic look and there are many colors of brick to choose from. It is long-lasting and durable. It is also expensive. A less expensive option can be to use a brick veneer that has the look of brick but may not cost as much.

Stone

Just like brick, stone is a classic look that is also water and fire-resistant. Also like brick, there is an option for stone veneer Columbus that looks the same as stone but is less expensive.

Vinyl Siding

You can have a fun exterior color should you choose siding. Vinyl is less expensive than other materials and is low maintenance. Although it may crack due to sun damage, it is otherwise very durable.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement can be painted and is resistant to fire and water. It won’t buckle, warp or rot, and you don’t need to worry about pest or sun damage.

Stucco

If your home style is Spanish, Mediterranean or Mexican then stucco will probably be your choice. It is the most popular exterior for new homes in America and tends to keep your energy bill lower than some other options.

Wood

The charm of a log or wood home just can’t be beaten. However, keep in mind that you will need to paint it regularly and that it doesn’t resist fire. You may want to choose engineered wood that looks like the real thing but has fewer problems.

Consult with your builder about the options in your area and the costs for each exterior. Enjoy your new home!