Let’s first go over what siding is.
Siding is an exterior cladding product designed to shed water and keep the exterior of your house protected against the weather elements. There are quite a few choices of siding such as Fiber Cement Siding (also known as Cement Board), Vinyl Siding, Insulated Vinyl Siding and Wood Siding (Clapboard or Wood Shingles).
Siding is an inexpensive alternative to other remodeling projects, and it has an estimated return of investment of nearly 72%. Replacing the siding on your house is a home improvement choice that offers a large return on your investment, but which siding is right for you?
Let's look over some benefits of the most popular types of siding.
Fiber Cement Siding
This siding is a mix of cement, sand and cellulose fibers. Fiber cement offers the look of masonry, stucco or wood, and is comparable to vinyl siding is many cases. It has become one of the more popular types of siding in New England since it was introduced to the market some 20+ years ago.
While its typically two to three times more expensive than vinyl, you get what you pay for. The benefits of fiber cement siding outweigh the higher cost. It is very tough against the elements, this siding also resists fungus, uv damage, insects and even fire!
Vinyl Siding is PVC (Polyvinyl chloride), the PVC that is used in vinyl made for siding includes additives that protect it against ultraviolet rays, help it resist fading and provides dozens of color options. The color of vinyl siding goes all the way through the material, so it can't flake off. Vinyl siding is a popular choice for homeowners because advances in the manufacturing and design have led to products that add energy efficiency, require little maintenance, and look natural.
Insulated Vinyl Siding
Vinyl Siding + Insulation = reduced costs to your heating and cooling costs. The thicker vinyl siding has more depth and rigidity, more like wood clapboard. The insulated layer acts like a shock absorber, providing protection against damage and adds a sound barrier. Just like regular vinyl, insulated vinyl siding is available in a large variety of colors and sizes.
Wood siding comes in a wide range of style options, each with their own unique histories and characteristics, such as clapboard, shingles, and board and batten. Wood siding is not affected by extreme temperatures, offers a high return on investment, is eco-friendly and lasts 20-40 years.
If you aren’t sure which siding is right for your particular need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free personalized project consultation that includes going over the styles and colors for your house siding installation and answering any questions you might have. Together we’ll narrow down your choices and settle on the best solution. Scheduling your consultation is easy, just give us a Call at (508) 481-0150 or click here to fill out this request form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
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