Three of the Most Popular Siding Types for Minnesota Homes

Three of the Most Popular Siding Types for Minnesota Homes

The world of siding is wide—take it from a siding contractor! With new and old materials alike still on the market today, it can be difficult to even get a grip on the industry, let alone use that knowledge to make the right decision for your home. Since the services of siding companies aren’t a small investment by any means, you as a homeowner want to be sure you’re making the right choice.

We at Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors know that’s sometimes easier said than done. That’s why we’re here to help! With our entirely in-house team of siding contractors, you know that whoever you speak with for your siding needs will give you the top-notch, personalized consultation you have come to expect from us. We also work hard to build relationships with our customers based on trust and mutual benefit, and we know the only way we can do that is by supporting you through the entire siding process, from selection to post-installation.

We’re even here to offer support right now! To help you brainstorm and to educate you about your options pre-consultation, below we’ll scratch the surface of the siding world. You’ll learn a bit about a few common siding types and discover if they could be right for your home.

Steel Siding: Tough & Eye-Catching

Steel siding is composed of just what its name suggests. But don’t let that make you think it’s just got one color to it, or that it will make your home look like a pole barn; steel siding on houses can be seen in a myriad of colors and textures.

Seamless siding made of steel is also a well-liked choice, given that it’s made of the same tough stuff as its seamed counterparts, but with a slicker and more polished finish. Both steel siding and seamless steel siding come with more than their fair share of benefits…

Weather Resistant

Steel siding is naturally resistant to a great number of threats. Hail damage, pests, fire— you name it and steel siding and seamless siding made of steel both probably resist it. It’s a great choice for homeowners who want the ultimate in protective power for their home.

Low Maintenance

Steel siding and seamless steel siding is no fade, no chip, no crack, and no fuss. If you want stellar good looks without putting in a lot of maintenance effort, steel siding is for you.

Quick to Install

Seamless steel siding can be installed incredibly quickly. Because there are fewer interlocking pieces than with other siding types, your siding contractor will be able to bring your siding vision to life in no time at all.

Vinyl Siding: Adaptable & Popular

Vinyl siding is arguably the most popular siding type in America, and for good reason. Its universally pleasing appearance adds value and appeal to nearly any home. Plus, just like steel siding, it’s available in a variety of textures and colors. No matter what your idea of “gorgeous” is, there’s a vinyl siding made to fit it.

Thinking about adding vinyl siding to your home? Great choice! This siding type is…


Out of all siding types, vinyl siding tends to be the most budget-friendly. This means that even homeowners who struggle financially can get the beautiful home exterior we believe everyone deserves.


Just because it’s affordable doesn’t mean it’s flimsy! Indeed, modern innovation has created vinyl siding products made to stand strong against the tough winters we face here in Minnesota. As local and acclaimed exterior contractors, we couldn’t imagine selling any less.

Energy Efficient

Want to save on your energy bills? Vinyl siding is a phenomenal insulator, making it a great choice for Minnesota homeowners looking to adopt a more monetarily efficient way of life.

Engineered Wood Siding: Stable & Timeless

Fully wooden siding jobs, while lovely looking, are subject to pest invasions and warping. However, if you have to have the look and feel of real wood, don’t throw in the towel just yet. LP’s engineered wood siding can bring you wood’s classical charm without any of the downfalls. It’s made up of real wood strands combined with other ingredients, such as resin, to give the siding type strength you wouldn’t find in its 100% wooden counterparts.

You’d be wise to go with this siding type if you’re looking for…


A lack of seams and an ability to impeccably mimic the look of fully wooden siding make engineered wood a great choice for the homeowner looking for a touch of sophistication.

Protection Against Pests

While real wood siding might be a termite’s paradise, this is not so with engineered wood siding. Engineered wood siding from LP is designed to stand up to these nuisances, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Good Moisture Resistance

Fully wooden siding doesn’t hold up against moist climates or heavy rainfall, but you can count on engineered wood siding to stay the course. LP has created a product with supreme moisture-resistant overlay and waxes, making its stability in this respect nearly unparalleled.

Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors Is Sauk Rapids’ Siding Installation Company

With our focus on our customers and proven results installing all discussed siding types, our Sauk Rapids team is the obvious choice for any of your renovation needs. Give us a call today at 320-252-9086.


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