The siding on your home can dramatically change its appearance.
There are a a variety of options for siding when it comes to the material. Brick homes can last over 100 years. It can be over 25 years before you need to begin thinking about cracks or other possible damages. If you are looking for a less expensive choice, there is also brick-veneer, which will look just as appealing to the eye although sacrifice some durability. For weather related concerns a stone house is a great option.
Stone houses will have little effect from things like heat, snow, ice and rain. Stucco is another common use for building a home. Stucco is a material comprised of cement combined with water and other ingredients like sand or lime. Stucco creates a rock hard surface that stays solid and keeps moisture out. Synthetic stucco's are available at a lower price point. These synthetic materials look authentic but lose some of the durability.