Making the Right Choice for Your New Siding

If you’re tired of your old, peeling siding that you have to paint every few years at great expense, it’s time to consider overhauling your home and adding a more durable and long-lasting option. From vinyl and wood clapboard to cedar shakes and fiber cement, you have many options when it comes to siding. Let’s take a look at four of the most popular.

Vinyl

Reduced maintenance is the main appeal of insulated vinyl siding, which captures about 32 percent of the U.S. siding market for new homes, according to This Old House. It’s more affordable than other materials, and it often lasts much longer. A simple power wash every so often can get off grime, mold and mildew, but other than that, not much maintenance is needed to keep it looking great. No more painting, plus you have an endless variety of colors and styles to choose from.

Wood Clapboard

This rustic and aesthetically-pleasing siding type is known for its durability and long-lasting appeal. In fact, it can last a lifetime if well taken care of. It’s designed to resemble the texture of natural wood grain but at a lower initial cost. Make from a variety of woods such as redwood, pine and cedar, wood clapboard (particularly cedar) is highly weather and insect resistant. If you live in a humid climate, you may want to paint the siding to protect against moisture levels.

Cedar Shakes

Durable and beautiful, vinyl cedar shake siding can withstand even the harshest New England weather. This material can mimic the appearance of brick, stone, and wood shingles at a fraction of the cost. Perfect for homes in this area, cedar shakes are a blend of classical aesthetics and modern technology. Cedar siding is available in a variety of stains and textures, including cedar shake, known as one of the warmest woods. Thus, it gives your home a very natural look that gels well with the surrounding environment. With natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, cedar shake is resistant to warping, rotting and cracking, points out Home Advisor.

James Hardie Fiber Cement

One of the fastest growing siding choices in the country, James Hardie® fiber cement siding has more than four million installations to its credit. It’s got a rugged, durable surface and a wide spectrum of colors and designs to choose from. Not only does this advanced material add value and beauty to your home, it gives you the traditional look of natural wood siding, minus all the maintenance hassles that come with other materials. 

Hi-Tech Windows & Siding is fully certified to install the full line of James Hardie fiber cement siding, giving you full protection of the company’s 30-year product warranty. Rely on us for the committed staff and superior experience that local homeowners count on for remodeling that adds value and beauty to their property. Call us at 800-851-0900 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate on our advanced James Hardie fiber cement siding.

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