Eco-Friendly Siding Options

Sustainable siding needs to contain eco-friendly ingredients as well as be a product that will stand the test of time. When considering the eco-friendliness of a particular type of siding, make sure to account for any resins and adhesives that may have an off-gassing effect. Some popular green siding options include solid wood, fiber cement, metal, engineered wood, and stucco.
Solid wood: FSC-certified or repurposed wood products are the most environmentally friendly choices for solid wood siding. This renewable material does, however, require frequent maintenance.

Fiber cement: Products like

HardiePlankTM from James Hardie offer the look of natural wood with the durability and affordability of the mix of cement and wood fibers.

Metal: Aluminum and steel compositions are usually made of recyclable materials and can result in a very modern and sophisticate look.

Stucco: Low-maintenance and durable, stucco is a classic cement-based treatment.
Especially if you’re a first time homebuyer, you need to be aware of how different systems in your home impact energy costs, contribute to home values, and require upkeep in the years ahead. An experienced realtor can point out some things to consider as you balance these concerns, but the blog posts below might be helpful as well:

Why You Should Choose an Experienced Realtor
Home Wiring
Energy Efficient Windows
Thinking of Stucco?Home Warranties Are A Great Negotiating Tool For Buyers and Sellers