A New Look and Exterior Remodel - Siding
Protection is the main purpose of siding and you need to consider the type of material used for its durability, longevity, and water resistance.
> Siding is not all about functionality. Consider it as an important remodel strategy and an opportunity to add a new color and texture that matches your style for your home.
> Protection is the main purpose of siding and you need to consider the type of material used for its durability, longevity, and water resistance.
The six most popular types of siding offer a wide range of styles and choices.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding can be design to look like stucco, brick, or even wood, yet at a much lower cost.
It is one of the most popular choices due to the low-maintenance needed, the flame resistance, and the natural resistance to termites that prefer wood to cement in their diet.
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Composed of sand, cement, lime, and water, stucco is applied on top of a waterproof barrier and metal screen as a base and to protect the walls under it.
Vinyl siding - Vinyl siding is usually a lower cost option and as a result is also a popular choice. Some people may be turned off by the plastic look of many vinyl siding options, however in spite of that it is the most popular siding option in the U.S. Manufacturers have developed strong styles and choices to appeal to many consumer tastes, and as a result of competition, prices are more affordable than other more expensive options.
Wood Siding - For a very traditional look and elegant siding option, wood can be very appealing, and as long as it is maintained, can last for many years. Various types of wood include Western red cedar and redwood, and styles include clapboard or bevel, shakes, and shingles. There is a wide range of choices by manufacturers.
Brick Siding - Modern brick is available in a wide range of sizes and textures. It can provide a distinctive look for a new or older home, and has been typically used with Colonial, Tudor and English cottage exteriors.
Stone and Stone-Veneer siding - Stone offers a natural rustic beauty to the siding of a home, and can add a different type of texture and visual appeal that other types of siding. Stone Veneer is the less expensive option yet can provide that "real" look as if real stone was used.
When you upgrade your windows at the same time that you replace siding, you save costs of labor and materials. New windows can increase energy savings and add appeal to the exterior of your home as a part of the new siding that is also being installed.
BUILDER MAGAZINE, the leading media brand for the residential construction industry named Milgard windows and Doors the “brand leader in overall vinyl quality”. With over 50 years in the window industry, Milgard sets itself apart from other windows manufacturers by providing not only a lifetime warranty on their products but also a lifetime warranty on the labor involved to repair or replace any of its products.
As professional siding and windows contractors, we can advise you on the best solutions for your home based on your needs for price and quality. At V.A. and Sons Construction, we combine years of windows installation experience, an excellent reputation, and top quality products to continue to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations for their windows projects.