Your Options for Finishing Your Exterior

Your Options for Finishing Your Exterior

The exterior of your house is its first impression. There are a lot of different things that you can do to make your house look great. Upgrades to your exterior are also have a great return on your investment, in terms of resale value. There are different types of finishes for the exterior of buildings, and finding the one that works best for you can be a chore. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the most popular and available options.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most popular finish on residential properties. It is long lasting, and comes in a great variety of color. You can also select how wide the siding is, giving you some more freedom on the look of your building. While it doesn’t fade extensively, it can be damaged by hail so consider your climate before deciding on vinyl siding.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum is light weight and very strong. It does well in climates with adverse weather because it bends, it doesn’t crack. It will require re-painting, as it may peal or chip, but it will hold up well structurally. It can be painted in a number of different colors to suit your palette. You can find exterior painting in San Antonio any time that you want to give your house a facelift, if you have aluminum siding.


Stucco is less common than siding for residential buildings, but quite popular for commercial buildings. It is a plaster type material that is applied to your house with a trowel, then left to try to form a rough finish. It can be painted, and it holds up to wear and tear well. Due to the texture it hides minor damage quite well, so it has minimal re-painting requirements. It can also come in a variety of different textures, including small pieces of glass if you want some shine, leaving you many ways to be creative.

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