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The Common Types of Siding Found In The Capital District

Here in the Capital District, you can expect to find these common siding types installed on properties.

Why Is Siding Important?

Siding plays a vital role in protecting your home from the elements outside. It also helps to add to the curb appeal of your home, but damaged or poorly chosen siding can have a huge impact on the comfort and beauty of your home. That's why your home inspector is going to carefully review your home's siding to determine whether or not it's in good condition, and if it's appropriate for the area.

While expensive siding may look great during the first few years, over time, it may get worn down quickly if it can't withstand the elements or if the maintenance is not properly kept up. Reasonably priced and durable siding that requires minimal maintenance is typically the way to go. Here's the appropriate siding types you'll find here in the northeast.


As the least expensive siding, vinyl is also very popular for warm and humid climates. However, although often found in colder areas, it is very vulnerable in the colder weather and it will not necessarily hold up well to the elements.

It does not flake or rot and it comes in a wide range of colors. It also closely resembles vintage or wood grain siding. It only requires occasional maintenance, but it will fade a bit overtime. It's very often found in the south. If you find it here in the northeast, keep in mind it will likely need repairs after a major storm.