If you’re thinking of new siding, you’re in for a treat — and a conundrum. Your choice will likely be a major upgrade in your home’s appearance — that’s the fun part. On the flip side, it’s not an easy decision to make. There are lots of siding options, and we can help you decide which is best for you.
Here’s what you need to know about options for new siding:
The most common types of siding are vinyl and aluminum siding.Siding is available in wood, as well as HardiePanel, which is a type of cement based siding that you can paint like wood siding. Wood and HardiePanel siding have a more natural look, and they hold up quite well. At Atlas Construction USA Corp, we will always give you all the options as well as a consultation on whether it is the best option for your home and help you make the best decision on what will work best for you house.
Vinyl siding is tough and comes in a boatload of colors and textures. Because the color is throughout the material, nicks and scratches don’t show up. Sophisticated manufacturing techniques create products that do a surprisingly fine job of mimicking wood-grain lap siding, wood shingles and even stone.
Vinyl siding is lightweight and, in many instances, can be installed directly over existing materials, so it’s a good retrofit option. Because it’s easy to handle, vinyl installation can be installed quickly. The material requires little or no maintenance, and dirt simply washes off. Never needs repainting. Vinyl has relatively low cost compared to other siding materials. The best brands offer transferable lifetime warranties.
Few building materials have the natural charm and beauty of wood clapboard and shingle siding. Prized for its warmth and workability, wood siding is the choice for a premium renovation project. Wood siding comes in many species and grades. Wood is easy to cut and shape, and can be installed quickly. It’s a great-looking material prized by architects, designers and homeowners for its natural beauty.
Fiber cement has earned a reputation for stability and low maintenance. It’s made from a mix of wood pulp, cement, clay and sand, and it can be molded to mimic wood clapboard, shingles, stucco and masonry. It readily accepts paint, and most manufacturers offer an array of factory-applied finishes. Fiber-cement siding resists expanding and contracting with changes in humidity and temperature, so caulk and paint really hold up. It’s fire-resistant, termite-proof and it won’t rot.
When it comes to siding materials, aluminum is a common choice among homeowners who want an affordable yet durable exterior material. Aluminum siding comes in a variety of thicknesses, styles, and colors. This type of siding is ideal for homeowners who wish to achieve an industrial look on their homes. However, there are many different ways to design a home with aluminum siding as an exterior material. For example, it can be combined with brick or stone to create a unique look that will be sure to stand out against other homes in the neighborhood.
We, at Atlas Construction USA Corp, will always have a consultation with you to ensure which type of siding will be best specifically for your home. Give us a call today to see how we can help yo with all your siding needs.
Quick Tip: If your home doesn’t currently have enough insulation, adding foam board underneath the siding is an easy way to give your home added weather resistance. This option may help lower your heating and cooling costs in the future, which is something that painting your home can’t offer.