When you are finishing the plans for your custom home building, one of the things you need to think about is your home's exterior. Many people dismiss the home's exterior as no big deal and make the safe choices, such as vinyl siding or something similar just to finish it off. However, what you may not realize is that there are ways to create a custom home exterior that sets your home apart, looks great, and truly reflects your personality. Here are some things you should know.
A brick home exterior is a classic option. Brick exteriors are among the oldest home finishing options out there. However, they are also one of the most durable and long-lasting. Brick requires very little in the way of maintenance and upkeep, and it will serve your home well for many years to come.
You can often find brick in a variety of sizes, colors, and types, so talk with your home builder about the type of brick you're looking for. That way, you get the look you envision despite the many variances in different types of brick.
Stone home exteriors are as durable and low-maintenance as their brick counterparts. You can install a stone exterior and then do little more than wash it down periodically. This makes it a great investment option for busy lifestyles.
Additionally, stone exteriors have become increasingly popular, which has led to the availability of many types of stone, different colors, various textures, and even a variety in shapes. Consider the look you're hoping to achieve to be sure that you get the right stone for your needs.
A wood finish on your home can give it an authentic, traditional appearance. You can choose from many types of wood to create a classic and timeless look or to create a finished appearance that's truly unique.
Just remember that wood home exteriors are vulnerable to things that other siding options aren't. Pest infestations, dry rot, and other deterioration can be a threat with wood home exteriors, so talk with your home builder about how to protect it if this is what you're looking for.
Another thing that many homeowners don't consider during the design and building process is the fact that you can actually create a home exterior with any combination of exterior covering options. You don't have to stick with just one. Use all of your favorites in a cohesive design.
Talk to a custom home builder today if you're considering your custom home's exterior design.