Siding Choices for Your Home
There are many reasons you may be considering replacing the siding on your home and contacting a local siding contractor. 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 will come to your home and help explore all of the siding choices you have. They 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.
A siding contractor will help you choose the right substrate for your home which include:
- Engineered Wood Siding
- Fiber Cement Siding
- Vinyl Siding
- Aluminum Siding
- Steel Siding
Let’s explore the above options in more detail…
Engineered Wood Siding
Engineered wood siding since originally developed in the 1980s, over decades of research and modifications, has become superior to natural wood and is preferred by many homeowners. Today’s engineered wood products hold paint longer than natural wood and is 39% lighter in weight than fiber cement siding, making installation easier. It is low maintenance and designed to absorb less moisture than natural wood, making it resistant to mold, rot and insects.
Engineered wood product installation is similar to wood, and is fast and easy. Your siding contractor, HRTI, begins installation by stripping off your old siding and laying a vapor barrier. This upgrades the moisture resistance and insulation of your home. Then the trim & siding go up in your choice of colors.
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Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is quickly gaining in popularity. This type of siding is made by combining cellulose fibers with cement which creates a product that is moisture resistant, fire resistant, and insect proof. It is impact resistant, stands up well to severe storms, 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 than other siding choices as it is much heavier and can take longer to install. After the old siding is stripped away, your siding contractor will install a vapor barrier. This increases the homes moisture resistance and insulation. Then, your new siding, in your choice of color combinations, gives your home its new look.
We proudly offer Fiber Cement Siding by:
Vinyl Siding Choices
Vinyl siding is the most popular type of siding in the country. It is durable, cost effective, insect and rot resistant. It comes in a wide variety of colors, designs, and styles to fit the look of most homes and is virtually maintenance free. Vinyl stands up well to most storms and climates.
While there are different grades of vinyl siding, at HRTI, we prefer to only install high grade vinyl siding for our homeowners. These are thicker and will last for decades. They also allow color to set deeper in the material which prevents fading and creates more durability against severe weather.
Vinyl siding is easy and quick to install. We typically install your new siding directly over your old siding which provides additional insulation. Most siding installations take 2 days from start to finish. Our expert siding contractor crew installs vinyl more than any other type of siding.
We proudly offer vinyl siding by:
Aluminum siding has stood the test of time as a popular siding choice. It is heat and fire resistant, insect and rust resistant and very low maintenance. It 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 suite 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.
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Steel siding is another metal choice offering a few more benefits over aluminum siding. Steel siding is typically thicker than aluminum making it more difficult to dent and scratch. It is heat and insect resistant, but prone to rusting. It is important to re-paint any areas that get scratched quickly to prevent rusting.
Steel siding is more expensive material than aluminum and can have a higher installation cost due to the weight of the product and labor required for installation. Steel siding can be a wonderful alternative for certain homeowners looking for a long-lasting, heavy duty siding. The steel siding we install comes with a lifetime warranty.
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Now That You Know Your Options…
Changing the siding on your home has many benefits. Many siding choices for your home used today offer better insulation and energy efficiency. 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 fast installation. When your project is complete, you will feel like you’re looking at a brand new home!
If you’re interested in replacing the exterior home siding due to damage from a severe storm, our expert siding contractor can help you through the process. Working with your insurance company can be complicated and we have years of experience helping homeowners. If your neighborhood has an HOA, we can help with that too. Our siding contractor experts will help you choose materials approved by your HOA to ensure compliance with local rules and city regulations. Just let us know – we’re here to make sure your project goes smoothly!
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 didn’t see, 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.