7 Siding Replacement Trends to Follow in 2021

Did you know that updating the siding on a home adds a significant amount of resale value to a house? Beyond adding monetary value, new siding also enhances the curb appeal of your home.

Whether you’re getting your house ready to sell, or you just bought a new house that needs a little love, replacing the siding can make a big impact. There are lots of new popular siding trends that we’ll be seeing in the years to come. Keep reading to learn about seven siding replacement trends to follow in 2021.

1. Eco-Friendly Siding

Homeowners in 2021 are all about going green. Using eco-friendly siding materials is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. This is relatively easy to do since most siding materials are eco-friendly, reusable, and recyclable.

Along with using green materials, there’s a trend towards choosing durable siding. Recently priority has been placed on using quality building materials that will last a long time. 

Homeowners only want to deal with minor repairs or replacements. Stay on trend this year by choosing siding replacement materials that are meant to last.

2. Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is one of the most recent developments in siding. It is made to resemble wood, which gives the exterior of your home another layer of texture while keeping its classic style. It’s one of the best eco-friendly, durable, and low-maintenance options for siding in the market today.

One of the most popular brands of fiber cement siding available today is James Hardie siding. You can get it in a wide variety of colors and it’s slow to fade, meaning it won’t need to be repainted often. It’s also great because it can stand up to harsh weather conditions, including those long and cold winters in Naperville and Wheaton.

3. Vertical Vinyl Siding

Are you looking for a low-cost, low-maintenance siding without giving up on style? Vinyl siding might be your answer! It’s available in a range of textures, colors, and styles. Vinyl siding makes it easy to modernize a home and adds to its curb appeal on a budget.

Usually, vinyl siding is placed horizontally, but homeowners are moving towards the vertical trend. Having vinyl siding installed vertically will give your home a unique look and add character.

Vertical siding is also easier to clean because water can flow down the siding. Another benefit is that placing siding vertically makes it more durable and extends its lifespan.

4. Mix and Match

Another popular trend in 2021 is mix and match siding. Homeowners are using different sizes and styles of cladding on their homes. While this method isn’t new, homeowners today are using more unique and modern combinations.

One way to use the mix and match method is to use boards of different widths in the same area to create a rustic look. Or you could use different siding styles in different areas of the exterior of your home. No matter what you choose, the mix and match method will add instant curb appeal to your home!

5. Add a Splash of Color

Unlike brick or stone, vinyl can be instantly transformed with a fresh coat of paint. Homeowners are gravitating more towards darker colors these days. If you want to choose an on-trend paint color, think about dark grey, blue, cobalt, or charcoal.

You can also use accent colors to add contrast to your home. If you’re looking to refresh the exterior of your home in 2021, think about using both light and dark colors. Choose a siding color that you can pair with either a darker or lighter color. Then use the second color for the trim to create depth and drama.

6. Add Texture

A big design trend for 2021 is incorporating visual texture into the exterior of the home. By adding visual texture to certain parts of the home, you can add to your home’s character and highlight any unique architecture. Siding is the most popular and easiest way to add visual texture to your home.

There are lots of ways to add texture to your home. As discussed above, using a mixture of light and dark colors will give your home more depth. You can also use shiplap, board and batten, or shake shingles to increase the exterior texture. These textural siding styles are expected to take off in 2021.

7. Bring the Exterior Siding Inside

Farmhouse-style decor has taken off, and with it comes the trend of bringing the outside design inside. One of the most popular ways to do this is in the entryway of the home. Designers are using the same cladding in both the entryway and the exterior of the home. A great way to do that is to use oversize siding panels.

Ready to Update Your Home With One of These Siding Replacement Trends?

Now that you’re up to speed on the top seven siding replacement trends for 2021, are you ready to update the exterior of your home? From changing up the color to adding some serious texture, there are lots of ways to give your home the refresh it needs.

Do you have a specific vision for the exterior of your home? Or maybe you’re in need of new siding but aren’t sure exactly what you want. Either way, the experts at SmardBuild are here to help. Contact us today to start the journey of turning your house around!

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Mark and his team did a terrific job and I could not be more pleased with the final work! Throughout whole siding installation process I was kept well informed about the progress and what will be next steps in the process. I'm living in Arlington Heights and anyone who is looking for great siding contractor can stop by my house and check their amazing work. I also plan on hiring them again for another siding project. That would be my parent's home. 🙂

Jessica D.

I researched over 30 companies, and had 5 come out to my house to give me estimates to install new vinyl siding. I ended up going with Smardbuild, and I am very happy that I did. They showed up on time, and finished the entire job within a week. And the quality of the work is the best part. They are perfectionists! I have never seen attention to detail like this. They even went above and beyond the job requirements. They installed aluminum flashing around my sliding glass door to make it look nicer, and that was not even part of the job. And to top it off, they installed 2 new wall lanterns that I bought at Home Depot. 

Tim H.

We used Mark and his Smardbuild team to replace our roof, soffits, fascia, siding, upstairs windows, gutters and front door. All work performed is top notch. We went with Hardie soffits and fascia since we had prior issues with carpenter bees drilling holes in our old, wooden soffits. In my opinion Smardbuild is the best with Hardie products. Everything looks great. It took us a while to finally settle on a color for the siding and Smardbuild was quite patient with our process. After having issues with contractors in the past, it was refreshing to work with such a professional team that actually cares about the quality of their work. Thanks Smardbuild.

Peter P.

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