There are many ways to bring out the best of your home's appeal. Updating your siding is one of them. In this entry, we focus on different types of siding..

Exteriors and Curb Appeal Your siding contractors in San Antonio TX will tell you that not all siding is the same and that there are many types of siding. However, each one has the potential to give your exteriors the boost it needs. Upon closer inspection, some siding may be grainier or smoother than others. Texture affects the way your siding looks even from afar. If these designs are pronounced enough, they add interesting details to your home's architecture. Light also falls differently on different texture types. Sometimes, it creates shadow patterns that in turn give your exteriors depth and extra character.

Texture Varieties James Hardie’s HardiePlank® line is the best-selling siding in the country. It uses factory-primed fiber cement and comes in a number of different textures. The widths of the planks vary from 5.25 to 12 inches. Depending on where you live, you can even get this siding primed in different colors or with ColorPlus® Technology, which is baked on, so the colors last longer.

All types of siding styles are Engineered for Climate® as well. It can withstand harsh temperature variations due to its engineered surface, superb paint adhesion, and superior moisture resistance. What you have basically is siding that not only looks good but performs well for a long time.

Here are four natural-looking types of siding from James Hardie's HardiePlank lap siding line:

Cedarmill. One of the softer textures. It mimics the look of natural wood (cedar). It works best in historic or traditional homes, mountain chalets, woodsy retreats, as well as ranches.

 Beaded Cedarmill. Looks great on cottages, bungalows, or craftsman-type homes. This siding design was inspired by houses in coastal communities in the Eastern US. It's charming, in a quaint way, and is a great way to add to or accentuate your home's personality.

 Smooth. Known for its clean look. Despite being the simplest design, it's one of the most versatile. Smooth-textured siding matches many home types, but suits ranch or coastal homes the best.

 Beaded Smooth. A variation on the standard smooth board. The beaded edge adds a sleeker, more tailored finish. This texture marries modern and historic themes and is ideal for giving traditional cottages a more contemporary twist.

Southwest Exteriors recognizes the power of siding to transform your home's exteriors. As a matter of fact, we’ve been helping our neighbors beautify their houses using high-quality siding since 1997.

We're a preferred remodeler of James Hardie siding in San Antonio. Our trained crews adhere to industry-leading standards and practices for siding installation. You can trust us to get the job right the first time.

Give us a call at (210) 757-4224 for more information on the HardiePlank siding that's available in your area.