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Buying New Siding? Here are some options.

Nov 15th, 2016 // Blog, Siding Repair and Replacement

When it comes to home improvements, nothing is more exciting than choosing a new siding and look for your home’s exterior. After all, this is what people will see when they look at your house. So, it is important to choose the right type of siding. But first, let’s look at a few things to consider.

What to consider when choosing new siding?

1. Do you need new siding?

If you are still on the fence or not sure if you need to get new siding, have an expert come out and assess your current siding. If your home has traditional wood siding, you might be surprised to find out there is underlying damage, as it is vulnerable to rot and other issues.

2. Make sure you go pro

Choosing a professional siding installation service provider is essential in getting the job done right. With the rise in DIY projects, leave the big ones to the professionals. We will ensure that you are free from headaches and common issues that arise when trying to remove old siding and replace it with new siding.

3. ‘Tis the season

Make sure you plan your project. As the holidays head toward us, so does the bad weather. Take the winter months and be prepared for the spring with your new siding project. Always remember, plan ahead.

Now, let’s talk about your siding options:

Vinyl Siding:

Vinyl siding is known for its low price point and minimal upkeep. This is why vinyl siding is one of the most popular options on the market. Available is numerous colors, vinyl siding is a great choice that is virtually impervious to warping and rot, but still pose issues when it comes to rattling, cracking, and excessive heat damage. Though you can find vinyl siding that offers aesthetics from afar, you will want to make sure you view the product up close to see the detail and final look.

Wood Siding:

Talk about style. Wood siding simply offers a traditional charm that is unmatched from afar and up close. Though it is amongst the more expensive of siding options, wood clapboard is a less expensive option. Key issues with wood siding include rot, warping, twisting, insect and woodpecker issues. You will need to ask yourself how important style is. If you choose the wood siding route, you will need to provide upkeep with refinishing from time-to-time.

Plastic Siding:

Think of plastic siding as vinyl’s big brother. It is thicker, heavier, and more impact resistant than vinyl. However, it comes with a slightly steeper price tag. Plastic siding comes in many different colors and style that offer to unique looks that can mimic woods even when standing up close. If you are looking for a siding with more durability and minimal upkeep, plastic siding may be the route to go.

Fiber Cement Siding:

Fiber cement siding is composed of water, wood pulp, fly ash, and cement and costs roughly the same as vinyl siding. This siding can mimic the looks and feel of wood and offers fire and insect-proof solutions. During the winter months, fiber cement stacks up against the cold nicely as it does not become brittle. A little upkeep and it should last you 15-20 years.

These are just a few of the unique characteristics of siding options. For a more in-depth look at your options and to answer any questions regarding your new siding project. Contact us today!

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