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Siding Choices for Your Home

There are many reasons you may be looking into replacing the siding on your home. It could be a severe storm that caused damage to your siding. Maybe you’re tired of the constant maintenance of the wood siding on your home and you’re ready for a change. It could be that you would like a different look to your home, and one of the many choices in siding would be a welcome change. Whatever the reason, we would love to help you. Our siding experts can come to your home and help explore all of the siding choices you have.  The can help you with the different materials, styles, colors, and types of siding so that you can find the best fit for your home and life.

 

siding_choicesChanging the siding on your home has many benefits. Many of the materials used to side houses today offer better insulation and energy efficiency for your home. They provide a low-maintenance alternative for today’s busy lifestyles. Siding is fast and easy to install; you won’t be living in a “construction zone” like many other home improvement projects. In fact, many types of siding can be installed directly over your old siding! This adds to the insulation of your home and also allows for fast installation. When your project is complete, you will stand back and feel like you’re looking at a brand new home!

If you’re interested in replacing the siding for your home because of a severe storm and the damage it’s caused, our siding experts can help you through the process of working with your insurance company. It can be a complicated process and we have years of experience helping homeowners. If your neighborhood has an HOA, we can help with that too. Our experts can be sure that you choose materials approved by your HOA so that you are compliant with local rules as well as city regulations. Just let us know – we’re here to make sure your project goes smoothly!

Below you will find information about different types of siding and the brands we sell most often. We have chosen to carry many different brands so that our homeowners can find the product that best fits their needs – if you are interested in a brand or style that you don’t see below, call or email us and we can look into it for you. Contact us with questions or for a free in-home consultation with one of our siding experts.

 

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most popular type of siding in the country. It is durable, cost effective, insect resistant, and rot resistant. Vinyl siding comes in a wide variety of colors, designs, and styles to fit the look of most homes. It is virtually maintenance free and stands up well to most storms and climates. There are different grades of vinyl siding, the lower grades offer thinner materials and won’t last for more than 10-12 years. The higher grades, and the grades we prefer to install for our homeowners, are much thicker and last decades. These grades of vinyl siding also allow the color to set deeper in the material which prevents fading and creates more durability to severe weather.

Vinyl siding is easy and quick to install. Typically, we install your new siding directly over your old siding. This makes for a quick installation process while also providing additional insulation for your home. Most siding installations take 2 days from start to finish – leaving you with a beautiful new home. Our crew are experts at installing vinyl (and all other types) of siding and are professional, clean, and meticulous.

We offer our homeowners the following brands of vinyl siding:

 

Fiber Cement Siding

fiber_cement_sidingFiber cement siding is quickly gaining in popularity, with James Hardie being the most popular brand. Fiber cement siding is made by combining cellulose fibers with cement. This creates a product that is moisture resistant, fire resistant, and insect proof. It is impact resistant and stands up well to severe storms. It is durable, not prone to warping or cracking and requires little to no maintenance. Fiber cement siding comes in a variety of colors and styles; anything from wood grain to brick to more modern styles.

Installation of fiber cement siding is more labor intensive. This material is much heavier than other types of siding and can take longer to install. Before it is put up on the side of a home, it is also prone to breaking or cracking. If this material is installed after it has been cracked, it can leave your home venerable to moisture and insects thus removing many of the benefits. Anyone installing fiber cement siding needs to be very cautious when moving the materials around the worksite and during the installation process. In most locations, after the old siding is stripped away, a vapor barrier such as Tyvek or Prime Grip, will be installed. This increases the moisture resistance and insulation of your home.

We offer our homeowners the following brand of fiber cement siding:

 

Engineered Wood Siding

Engineered wood siding was developed in the 1980’s when lumber prices made wood siding unaffordable to many people. Engineers worked to develop a material that could be an alternative to wood while providing benefits that natural wood couldn’t. Over decades of research and modifications, today’s engineered wood siding is superior to natural wood and is preferred by many homeowners. Today’s engineered wood products hold paint for longer than natural wood; they are not maintenance free, but you also aren’t committed to the same color for the life of your siding. It is also designed to absorb less moisture, making it resistant to mold and rot and is insect resistant.

Engineered wood is 39% lighter in weight than fiber cement siding, making installation easier. We will begin by stripping your old siding off your home. In most locations, a vapor barrier such as Tyvek or Prime Grip will be installed, increasing the moisture resistance and insulation for your home. Engineered wood products are installed similarly to wood siding and go up fast and easy.

We are proud to offer our homeowners the following brand of engineered wood siding:

 

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding was developed in the 1930’s and has been a popular choice for many reasons. It is heat and fire resistant, offering more protection than wood or like products. It is also insect and rust resistant and is a very low maintenance product. Aluminum siding looks good for years and holds up well to many different types of weather. Most manufacturers offer a wide range of colors and styles to fit the taste of individual homeowners.

While there are many benefits to aluminum siding, there are some things to look out for. Aluminum siding can dent and scratch easily and is easily damaged by hail, heavy rain, and the stray baseball. While there is a wide range of colors offered, the color has been known to get a chalky look within a few years. The vinyl coated aluminum siding products are priced higher than all vinyl siding and provide less benefits.

We offer our homeowners the following brand of aluminum siding:

  • Alcoa 

 

Steel Siding

Steel siding is another metal siding offering a few more benefits over aluminum siding. Steel siding is typically thicker than aluminum making it harder, but not impossible, to dent and scratch. It is heat and insect resistant. It is prone to rust however, making it very important to re-paint any areas that get scratched to prevent rusting. Steel siding is more expensive than aluminum as it is a stronger and heavier metal. There can also be higher installation costs due to the weight of the product; it’s more labor intensive to install than aluminum siding. Steel siding can be a wonderful alternative for certain homeowners looking for a long-lasting, heavy duty siding and the products we offer come with a lifetime warranty.

We offer our homeowners the following brands of steel siding:

  • Edco

 

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