3 top veneers -- with siding costs to match

3 top veneers -- with siding costs to match

Imagine how nice it might be to plan an exterior face-lift for your house without having to worry about siding cost. While the majority of homeowners have a strict budget that must be maintained, there are a lucky few for whom price is no object when selecting an exterior cladding for their home. If you happened to hit a lottery or just have a little nest egg and feel the urge to splurge, what high-end siding options are available for your house?

When siding cost isn't an issue

Fiber cement, wood clapboard and vinyl siding can give your home a beautiful appearance. However, there are a few exterior cladding options for your house that are just about guaranteed to make people take notice. If you don't have to worry about siding cost, consider these veneers for your home:

  1. Natural stone veneer siding -- It may be hard to beat the warm appearance and sense of permanence that natural stone veneer siding can give your residence. However, that look has its price. Expect to pay in the range of $30 to $35 per square foot for this upscale cladding.
  2. Reclaimed brick veneer -- Almost any brick can make your home stand out, but using material reclaimed from a historic structure can make it a member of a very exclusive club. Reclaimed brick varies in price, but to side an entire house, most fall into the category of "if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it."
  3. Redwood siding -- If you like warm rich colors that only get better with age, this may be the cladding for your home. At about $5.00 to $6.00 per square foot redwood siding isn't too pricey, but expect to have annual maintenance costs for as long as it's on your home.

If siding cost isn't an object, these three veneer options can make your home the talk of the neighborhood.

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