Siding

The first thing people see about your home is the exterior, so curb appeal is essential in making a great impression. New siding can refresh the appearance of your home, but there are more practical reasons to consider as well. Siding is your home's defense against the elements. There is also a correlation with energy efficiency, repairing any damaged sheathing and quality siding. The first decision homeowners need to make is selecting between vinyl or fiberboard (sometimes referred to as cement board.) Regardless of which option you choose, we offer quality products and installation. If you are still deciding on materials, we can discuss the benefits of each option.

Benefits of vinyl siding
Vinyl siding is a popular choice for many homeowners looking for a low maintenance option. There are more choices than ever on the market, offering homeowners options to match their preferred style. Some types of vinyl siding include smooth finish, shake, half round architectural, or Dutch lap. Some reasons people select vinyl siding:

  • Available in many colors
  • Styles to match nearly any design taste
  • Low maintenance 
  • Does not require painting, sealing or painting 
  • Impervious to termites 
  • Long warranties - possible lifetime coverage

Benefits of Fiber board
Much of the wood and shake siding you see might actually be fiberboard. Fiber cement siding is a combination of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. There are also a few brand names that people use to refer to fiber board. From an aesthetics perspective there are many styles available. Reasons homeowner may opt for fiber board:

  • Some options come pre-primed for easier painting
  • Color can be changed without having to reinstall siding
  • Easier installation for your contractor than many other materials, helping keep costs down
  • Many styles to choose from to match your home and preferences
  • More storm resistant than some other materials
  • Fire resistance due to the sand base

Beyond the aesthetic implications, installing new siding may provide the ability to increase the energy efficiency of your home. After the existing siding is removed, the contractor can look for wrap options, or any damage to the materials under the siding. Regardless of the material you select, removing old siding can expose previous water damage from leaks. Before installing the new siding, this is any opportunity to make repairs to your home.

If this is the first home you are having siding replaced on, you may be wondering what to expect. A professional crew will arrive to remove the existing siding. From there they will check for necessary repairs before adding the new material to your home. We can discuss an estimated time frame and also walk you through the steps. During the process, the area around your home may get messy, but the crew will have it cleaned up.

If you are ready to enhance your home's appearance, inspect the structure of your home and also work to increase energy efficiency, we can meet with you to talk about your options. Our expertise can provide guidance in the material for your home and your lifestyle. Keeping your home looking attractive is one way to help protect your investment.