Which Type of Siding is Right for You?

First impressions can be everything.  The type of siding you opt to go with is one of the first things people will notice about a building.  You need to choose your siding based on the building type as well as the desired impact. That’s why you should work with a company like Alborn Construction.  We can help you navigate through the many options to find which type of siding is best for your home or business based on your aesthetic goals and financial limits. We offer a variety of options, but your vision is what counts most to us. If you’re considering making a change to your siding, here’s a few options to consider.



A fairly classic option in Alaskan homes, with good reason. Wood is great because it can be used in a variety of patterns, whether traditionally horizontal or in the form of cedar shingles. And, if you’re shooting for a rustic aesthetic, wood is a fantastic option. Do be aware that wood requires regular maintenance and, while beautiful, takes some effort to stay that way.


A more affordable and lower-maintenance option, vinyl is an attractive material that not only looks great, but also adds insulation to your home. That’s not all! Vinyl can be found in a variety of styles with a similar appearance to other materials. So, if you’re looking for wood aesthetic on a lower budget, vinyl just might be the option for you.


Durable and trendy with urban appearance—brick can be used as a great accent to an exterior of a home. The cost of shipping brick to Alaska makes it less common then in other states. However, it’s a lovely and more unique in Alaska for the accent of any building.


Also, a lovely accent option, stone can be on the pricier end, but provides a natural aesthetic to your home or businesses’ exterior. Another consideration for stone siding is its durability. Limestone and granite in particular provide natural beauty and strength when used as siding.

In short, siding is a great way to add to the aesthetic of your home or business—and these are only a few of the options we offer at Alborn. When it comes time to choose your siding, give us a call. We’ll work with you to find the siding that fits your needs. We can’t wait to make your vision a reality.