There are a number of siding choices available for new or existing homes. Wood, stucco, aluminum and vinyl siding are all options with pros and cons. Esthetics, cost, durability, efficiency and maintenance are a few of the considerations.
Wood is a traditional choice, having been around for thousands of years. It has a higher installation cost and slightly lower efficiency. It also requires greater maintenance to stay in good shape. Painting and treatment every few years prolongs the life and helps it keep its natural beauty.