The Realtor’s Guide to Common Home Exterior Finishings

When a home is built or refinished on the outside, there are a few different finishes that can be used to complete the look of the exterior. These finishings complete the overall look of a home, but they also provide additional protection against the exterior elements like wind, snow, and rain. What type of products are used really depends on how a homeowner or builder wants the property to look. There are different styles that utilize different items.


Brick is a finishing product that has been used for a very long time. It’s extremely durable, so it will last for many years once it has been installed. Brick generally doesn’t become damaged easily, so it doesn’t require much maintenance or repairs over the years. The appearance is very rich, and you can choose from a number of different colors and styles. It’s a bit more expensive than having your house sided, but the investment increases your overall curb appeal.


There are a few different kinds of siding that you can have installed on the exterior of your home. Aluminum and vinyl siding are common and very affordable. You can also choose natural wood siding. According to Mataverde Decking & Siding, manufactured wood is fairly low maintenance and may not require refinishing of any kind of refinishing later on down the line. It provides a very rustic and traditional look to a home.


A stone exterior on your home can provide a nice accent to the rest of the home. It’s slightly more affordable than brick and holds up about the same over time. You can choose a number of different colors and types of stone. Usually, a stone will be chosen that is the same color scheme as the rest of the house. It provides a little bit of extra protection to the front of the home, or wherever it has been installed. According to Native Custom Stone, you can also get manufactured stone veneers if you want the same look for a cheaper price and lighter product.

There isn’t necessarily any one kind of finishing product that is better than another when it comes to aesthetics. Anything that makes a home look nice from the exterior is beneficial, and buyers like durability. Overall, the best products not only make a home look nice, but also provide affordability and protection for the home.

The best way to show off a home’s exterior finishings to buyers is through an interactive 3D tour. Schedule an appointment with us for one today!

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