How to Choose Siding

Siding is exposed to Mother Nature all day, every day, for years. Weather, water, time, fire and pests—all can lead to trouble. Southern Supply offers a wide array of siding to fit your tastes, budget and needs.

So how to choose siding? Consider the following points…

  • Moisture and rot resistance
  • Durability over time
  • Resists Warping / Shrinking
  • Real appearance and feel
  • Paintability
  • Level of Maintenance
  • Fire Protection
  • Resists Pests
  • Weather Withstanding
  • Styles
  • Color choices
  • Curb appeal
  • Warranty

We recommend these products for their long lasting durability and beauty.

James Hardie, the most beautiful, durable fiber cement siding and products on the market. James Hardie fiber cement costs less than wood, does not attract pests and resists water absorption to help protect against mold, swelling and cracking. Featuring exclusive baked-on ColorPlus Technology to resist fading, chipping and cracking and less maintenance for you, James Hardie’s hardworking products stand up beautifully, whatever the elements. James Hardie is the only siding company that engineers siding and trim products for specific climates, ensuring that you get the best performance for your region and many insurance companies offer a discount. James Hardie features a wide array of siding styles, colors and a 30-year warranty giving you years of peace of mind on your investment.

Shakertown, the genuine, natural color and grain of Western Red Cedar transform a residence into a work of art. Cedar shingles lend dimensionality to a home's design. Give each angle drama. In addition, create an expression of unmatched quality and timeless appeal. Cedar not only outlasts trends in style: it outlasts other building materials. The wood is renowned for its inherent resistance to the effects of the rain, sun, pests and time. Its cellular structure makes an excellent insulator, and allows for natural resistance to weather conditions ranging from severe summer heat to brutal winter storms.

Diamond Kote exterior siding will last. When products pre-finished with Diamond Kote are on your home, you can trust that it is durable, low maintenance and looks beautiful for years to come. Mix and match from Diamond Kote diverse array of styles and colors to design an exterior that reflects your life and personality. The difference of Diamond Kote: innovative scratch resistant finish, an integrated system to protect your home’s exterior, engineered 29 colors with custom color option and a 30-Year No Fade Warranty. It is the ideal choice for lasting protection.

Our knowledgeable staff can assist you with product selection, custom choices for you and your home. At Southern Supply, we make it our mission to provide you with the highest quality in building materials.

Contact Southern Supply, your Partner for Building Solutions to get started at 417-866-3551 or stop by our newly remodel building materials showroom at the NW corner or Highway 65 and Division in Springfield, Mo. Check out our Inspiration Gallery at to pick out your favorites.