How Do You Choose The Best Type Of Siding For Your Home?

How Do You Choose The Best Type Of Siding For Your Home?

Deciding on the best type of siding for your home is a daunting task. Whether you are planning a remodel or building a new home, Allied Construction and Restoration is here to help you make the best choice when it comes to siding your home.

*Stucco*     *Vinyl*     *Wood*     *Metal*     *Stone*     *Brick*    *Fiber Cement Siding*

With so many options to choose from, where do you begin?

hardie siding with white trim installed on home

We recommend you consider the following factors:


Consider the weather and climate in our area. You want to choose a siding option that provides your home the best protection from the extreme cold and snow in Michigan.

Water Resistance

Water causes rot and deterioration. The more water-resistant the material, the longer your siding will last—even with a heavy rainy season and moisture from melting snow.

Energy Efficiency

You’ll want to stay cozy all year long with as low an energy bill as possible.  Both the siding and the type of insulation underneath the siding will impact the energy efficiency of your home. Choosing a product with a higher R-value rating will give you a higher the insulating power.


Consider your lifestyle and habits.  Do you enjoy performing weekend maintenance on your home like seasonal pressure washing the siding?  Would you rather have the home repainted every few of years?


You’ll want to match your personal preferences to the look of your home.  Choose siding that most appeals to you and compliments the style of your home. You want to be sure you will enjoy coming home to your new siding choice for years to come.

Ease of Installation

Although siding your home can be a DIY job, we recommend leaving it to the professionals. Allied Construction and Restoration is a family-owned and operated construction company with over 70 years of experience.


Siding options are available to meet any budget. Even within a product line, like James Hardie Fiber Cement siding, there are options to meet different financial goals.  Lap siding is generally a less expensive option than HardieShingles.  And Hardie Artisan siding offers top-of-the-line quality and style.

Check all the boxes with James Hardie Siding

  • Durable and Long-lasting
  • Rot and Insect Resistant
  • Energy Efficient and Non-Combustible
  • High Quality and High Performance
  • Engineered for Extremes in Climate and Temperature
  • Resistant to Moisture and Humidity
  • Low Maintenance and Low Environmental Impact

Free Siding Installation Consultations

Let our skills work for you! Allied Construction and Restoration offers free consultations. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your options and recommend the best choice in siding for your home.

After a thorough review of the different types of siding available to Michigan homeowners, we formed our recommendations.

We found fiber cement siding to be our recommended siding type of siding and James Hardie our go-to brand for quality products.

It’s been a top choice for homeowners and contractors for decades.

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is made of non-toxic materials including sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. And  Fiber Cement gives you a natural wood grain look without the maintenance of real wood.

Allied Installs the Best Siding for Your Home

James Hardie Siding comes in a variety of color and style options at an affordable price. Let Allied Construction and Restoration help you make the best choice in siding for your home. For more information, give us a call at 248-238-8132 and schedule your free consultation today!

Allied Construction and Restoration is located in Highland, MI and serves South East Michigan.  

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