Vinyl Siding is the most commonly used siding in new, single-family homes. With advancements in the technology of manufacturing in the last decade, vinyl siding has become even more popular. Careful design and engineering have produced vinyl siding that can perfectly mimic the look of many types of cladding and architectural accents, including wood, stone, and slate. In addition, current vinyl siding has improved strength and weather resistance and comes in a broader selection of factory colors.
Advantages: durable; widely available; least expensive option; many brands come with lifetime warranties.
Disadvantages: repairs sometimes require replacement of entire sections for uniformity; style/color selection is not as wide as other types of siding; cannot be painted.
Cleaning/maintenance: wash annually with soap and water (high-pressure washing is discouraged).
“Green” characteristics: vinyl siding as a whole is a “green” siding option due to its production and recycling processes.
About Vinyl Siding
New siding creates a cost effective element of any home and there are many options in siding materials from which to choose from. At Roofing 911 we specialize primarily in vinyl siding and fiver cement siding applications. Call today for your FREE INSPECTION!
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement comprises wood fibers mixed with sand and cement. The siding is much thicker than vinyl and has a better ability to withstand harsh weather such as strong wind or hail. The material is very stable and does not expand and contract at the same rate that true wood and vinyl siding do. Painting is required in most applications. This allows homeowners the ability to change their design plans down the road without having to replace the siding itself. Fiber cement siding has unmatched quality and durability, These products have long warranties, and they’re very visually appealing. The low maintenance requirements for fiber cement coupled with its weather resistance have many homeowners happy to make the investment in this type of exterior covering for their home.
Advantages: not susceptible to termites; highly water resistant; incombustible; holds paint well; lots of options with color.
Disadvantages: installation is more complicated as the product is very heavy; costlier than most types of vinyl siding.
Cleaning/maintenance: mostly maintenance free; must be repainted periodically (recommended every 15 to 20 years).
“Green” characteristics: most brands contain at least 10 to 20 percent recycled materials.