Sacramento has siding materials available for sale. The outer covering of the house is known as siding. Also known as cladding, it has a two-fold functionality. One of the function is protection of the house against the elements, such as sun, wind and rains, which can damage the building materials. The siding sheds water and protects the inner material from it. Various materials may be used for siding, such as wood, metal, plastic (vinyl), masonry, or composite materials. They can be put in various ways, such as boards, shingles or sheets. A house with proper siding is more valued on the property market. The materials used have changed over the years. Many different material types and finishes are available in Sacramento.