What Is Siding
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What Is Siding? Definition, Types, & Cost – JLC Enterprises

Siding definition: Siding is a type of protective material that covers the exterior side of a wall in a building or house. Siding, also known as wall cladding, is used to protect, clad, or cover exterior walls of a house or building.

Many different materials can be used to make home siding including metal, asphalt, cement, vinyl, aluminum, steel, and wood.

Siding is your first defense against the rain/snow, sun, cold and heat, and helps create a more stable environment on the interior side of the home or building.

Siding Types

There are many different types of siding including:

Wood Siding

Wood siding is one of the most versatile and popular types of siding available. You can get it stained or painted in any color you want.

Shingle wood siding

Shingles and cedar shake siding will add a touch of beauty to any home or building. It’s one of the more expensive siding options to the amount of labor involved with the installation.

Wooden sheet siding

Wooden sheet siding or plywood siding is not used often but mostly used on siding for inexpensive buildings. Some installers will use grooves to make it look like shiplap siding.


Vinyl siding is a type of home siding made out of plastic but can be made to look like wood, shakes, batten, and board. It costs less to install and is more durable than other types of siding. Vinyl siding offers low maintenance and even helps cut down heating and cooling utility costs.


Metal siding is offered in a variety of colors, styles, and metals. Aluminum siding is by far the most popular types of metal siding available. Steel siding is also very popular due to its lack of maintenance and high durability.

Stone Veneer Siding

Brick, stone, and pre-cast stone veneer siding is beautiful and adds a distinct quality to your home or building. There are many different types of stone to choose from including limestone, granite, travertine, terrazzo, and more.

Plastic Siding

Plastic siding, also known as vinyl siding is becoming more popular as manufacturers are offering newer vinyl options to avoid problems with old types of vinyl which included cracking, fading, and buckling.

Insulated Siding

Insulated siding is a newer type of siding that has emerged as an improvement to vinyl siding. It uses spray foam in between the exterior of the building and the siding to fill the gaps. This will help reduce energy consumption and can last up to 50 years.

Composite Siding

Compositive siding can mimic or be made to look like other siding options. Composite siding is perfect for people who want a style that is not suitable for their current environment. For example, a lot of homeowners in Arizona want to install wood siding but most installers won’t do it because the wood becomes damaged due to the sun. Composite wood siding would be a better option for the homeowner in this scenario.

Masonry Siding

Masonry veneer and stone siding can be tinted or painted to match nearly any color pallet but looks best with neutral earth tones. Masonry siding can last up to 100 years and offer low maintenance.

Siding Cost

On average, siding costs about $9,981 for the US in 2019. Costs ranged from $5,669 to $14,298 according to data provided by over 3,200 homeowners on HomeAdvisor. Vinyl siding installation costs per square foot average about $4 per square foot.


  1. “Siding.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Apr. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siding.
  2. “Learn How Much It Costs to Install Vinyl Siding.” HomeAdvisor, www.homeadvisor.com/cost/siding/vinyl-siding-installation/.

JLC Enterprises Offers Home Siding Installation In Phoenix, Arizona

If your thinking about installing home siding in Arizona, let JLC Enterprises assist! JLC Enterprises offers wood, aluminum, and vinyl home siding installation in Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa and other areas in Arizona.

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