For a frame house, the facade cladding is like outerwear, hiding the rest of the “pie”. You can’t do without it! The choice of finishing materials for the facades of frame houses is very large today, Our site of tips decided to show and tell you which ones you can choose, which are the most popular now.
The portal has dedicated a series of articles to frame houses. In particular, we compared Finnish, Canadian and domestic technologies for the construction of frame frames. In addition, they described in detail how to create the right “cake” of insulation inside the walls of a frame house, so that it turns out to be really warm.
As for the material for finishing the facade, vinyl siding is in the first place in popularity. Yes, the material is synthetic, it becomes brittle at low temperatures, and is generally susceptible to mechanical damage. But inexpensive, easy to install and easy to maintain, for which it is appreciated by homeowners.
Metal siding has fewer drawbacks, it is much more durable and can last up to 50 years. But it looks exactly like metal, not the best choice for residential buildings.
Important! When sheathing the facade of a frame house, remember that this is not forever! In 20-30 years, you will have to carry out major repairs associated with replacing the insulation, so the cladding will have to be removed.
According to the designers, siding, despite its advantages, is now out of fashion. Especially gray and beige, so beloved by homeowners. Synthetic siding in pastel colors looks boring, and getting old becomes completely unpresentable.
If you abandon vinyl and metal siding in favor of fiber cement, fiber-reinforced concrete, you can get a frame house, whose finish will perfectly imitate wood. These materials, created on the basis of cement, concrete, are much more durable, beautiful, and safe. Designers recommend not to be afraid of bright colors and choose fiber cement siding, for example, deep red, brown. Now the most popular brand of fiber cement siding in our country is Cedral.
The classics of the genre when cladding frame houses are the block house, most often wooden, lining and planken. Materials are natural, beautiful, durable enough.
Important! Despite the fact that horizontal laying of wooden cladding materials on the facade is more common, designers note the advantages of vertical laying. In this case, dust will not accumulate between the seams, moisture will not settle there, and the house looks original. It is customary to call vertical stacking “continental”, and horizontal – “ship”.
Of course, for finishing the facade of a frame house, you can choose decorative brick, natural or artificial stone, thermal panels or good old plaster. However, as the designers note, combinations of different materials are now in trend. For example, plaster on the second floor, away from high humidity and splashes, and on the first floor, fiber cement siding or brick. Even wood and metal are combined on the facades of small modern houses. Such options for mixing materials on the facade always look interesting and give the house individuality..
Important! When combining materials on the facade, do not overdo it! Two, maximum three types of finishes, otherwise the house will resemble an exhibition of samples of a construction company.
The second trend that does not go out of fashion is the imitation of the classic half-timbered house. Moreover, now such facades are increasingly found on small houses, in an affordable price segment. Yes, it will be noticeable that this is just an imitation, but it will still be attractive and interesting.
Important! Natural materials age prettier than synthetic ones. Agree that a stone overgrown with moss, a silvered board look more attractive than siding burnt out in the sun. Therefore, the repair can be postponed.