Our Renovation ~ Choosing Exterior Siding Part 1

  For all of you who enjoy following along on Our Renovation Journey, you will be excited to hear that things are progressing nicely, actually even as I type this post.But, I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on our progress.A few weeks ago Travis & I finalized our exterior siding choice for our home. This was not an easy decision!There are so many options available, it is so hard to choose.Wood shakes, wood clapboard, fiber cement shakes, fiber cement clapboard, vinyl shakes, vinyl clapboard, and colors and textures....etc.It can be a bit overwhelming! Travis gave me a few stipulations to work with when it came to our siding choice. 1. Must Stay within budget! 2. Stay in Budget!!3. If at all possible choose Certainteed products.  He works with these materials everyday, and Certainteed Siding is his #1 choice.We are not being compensated for saying that.  It is simply a presonal preference of his, as a contractor.Certainteed materials are affordable, durable, readily available in our area and in his opinion withstand the warm and humid Summers and cold, snow filled Iowa winters.4. STAY IN BUDGET!  Here are my personal choices in order. 1. Wood Shake Siding - $$$$ If I could have anything in the world I wanted & that hasty budget word didn't keep popping up,without a doubt it would be cedar wood shake ciding.  I will tell you now this option is out, but it was still fun to search for the perfect wood shake home on Pinterest and Houzz.com for inspiration. 2. Certainteed Vinyl Shake Impressions - $$$ Vinyl Shakes are a great option if you are looking for durability and still want that rough look of real cedar shakes.  They actually have many different options in the varying types of shakeswhich are molded from real cedar shakes. 3. Certainteed Cedar Lap - $$$ Similar to wood cedar clapboard siding look, but with the durability of vinyl.Made to look like natural wood. 4. Certainteed Mainstreet Vinyl Siding - $$ Maintenance free and budget friendly double 4" vinyl clapboard siding has a natural textured wood grain appearance. Which one do you think we chose???Staytuned to find out!I will post Part 2 of Choosing our Exterior Siding soon!  Gotta run....before the hubs thinks I bailed on him:)Hope you all are having a great weekend!participatingBetween Naps on the PorchThe Shabby Creek Cottage French Country CottageFunky Junk InteriorsSavvy Southern Style