Siding is vital to protecting your home or business from the elements. If your siding begins to fail, insulation or waterproofing has become damaged or aged, then it’s time to get in touch with Home Pro Contractor!
At Home Pro, we use siding from a few select manufacturers. If you prefer specific siding material or brand, let us know and we’ll work with you.
Steel siding is a very low maintenance and popular siding choice for homes. Steel siding comes in strips with perforated holes at the top for fastening onto your exterior wall and interlocking flanges to seal against the weather.
Steel siding was first used as residential siding before the 1930s. It’s resistant to snow, sleet, frost, rain, wind, heat, fungus, mold, insects and even fire.
Vinyl siding is also low maintenance. It comes in strips with holes at the top and interlocking flanges to protect against the weather.
Vinyl siding was first introduced in the 1950s with the big advantage of never needing to be painted.
The smell and feel of real wood is something you can’t replace. Most people love the idea of hardwood siding. While it has it’s drawbacks, hardwood siding is easy to replace when a piece is damaged. It’s also environmentally friendly because it is biodegradable and sustainable.
Engineered wood takes wood chips and breaks them down into a size of a fiber, adds resins and wax, then uses heat and wax to create a single panel. It is generally lower-cost than hardwood siding. You’ll also see this material referred to as engineered siding, manufactured wood siding, composite wood siding and synthetic wood siding.
Engineered wood siding is more resistant to insects, mold and mildew than hardwood siding. It’s also an environmentally friendly material because it’s made from recycled wood and wood waste.
Within the last 25 years, fiber cement siding has become a popular choice. Based on cement, it’s highly durable, low maintenance and made from recycled materials. It resists fire, wind, insects and rain. Fiber cement comes the closest to looking like a natural wood grain, besides hardwood and engineered wood siding.
Board & Batten
Board and batten siding is versatile. With alternating narrow strips of wood – battens – and wider boards, this siding was traditionally used in agriculture. It can be installed horizontally and vertically.
While you can install nearly any type of siding vertically, it can be more complex to install. It does, however, add a unique look to your home which may add value. It’s also easier to clean than horizontal siding, generally.
Because the pattern of vertical lines can have a very powerful effect, it is an excellent choice for entryways, low porch walls, gables and dormers as an accent to your other siding.
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