Siding is a popular choice for many homeowners and businesses that want an aesthetically-pleasing covering to their home or office that is easy to care for and long-lasting. But did you know that there are many different kinds of siding to choose from? In this blog post by Goliath Roofing and Remodeling, a siding installer in Houston, we’ll review the different types of siding available. Contact us today for a free estimate!
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SIDING
Vinyl siding is the most popular siding amongst homeowners and business owners for their buildings. It is made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride), or a common type of plastic. Siding has gotten a bad rap because when it first appeared as an option for homeowners in the 1960s, it was of very low quality and warped and faded easily. Thus, despite its affordability, many homeowners found they had to replace their siding more frequently than they would have liked.
In the past decade or so, vinyl siding has seen a renewed popularity as the technology has drastically improved. Now, vinyl siding can almost perfectly mimic other housing materials and popular accents, such as wood, stone, and slate. It’s stronger, more durable, and is extremely weather resistant to fading. It also comes in many colors, as opposed to the standard white everyone thinks of when they think of siding. Goliath Roofing and Remodeling offers vinyl siding to our Houston area customers. Contact us for details.
Vinyl siding is readily available and is one of the most affordable housing materials. Some vinyl siding manufacturers even offer a lifetime warranty on their products. However, siding can be cumbersome to replace since you have to replace the whole panel if a crack appears. Vinyl, since it’s made out of chemicals, is highly flammable and releases toxins into the air if a house fire does occur. Vinyl cannot be painted and has some color options, but not as many as paint affords. It’s very easy to clean with simple soap and water, and it’s 100% recyclable.
Think of insulated siding as siding with a coat. Insulated siding is just vinyl siding with a layer of insulation added. This siding was developed in the 1990s with the movement to become more green. Insulated siding is more energy efficient since it helps prevent heat loss. Insulated siding has a noticeable aesthetic difference. It lays flatter than non-insulated siding and makes straighter lines, which is very useful when trying to work with irregular home surfaces. Due to the insulation, outside noise is significantly reduced and makes your home or office more energy efficient. The downside to insulated siding it that it is more expensive than traditional siding. However, it is extremely low maintenance, which is great for families with an active, on-the-go lifestyle.
Fiber Cement Siding
Like the name implies, fiber cement siding is siding with a layer of wood fibers and cement mixed together with sand. This siding was developed in order to better withstand climates where strong storms roll through regularly. Being much thicker than regular siding, fiber cement siding is less likely to expand or contract like its vinyl siding counterparts. Fiber cement siding has the added benefit of being able to be painted, which makes it much more appealing to homeowners. This allows homeowners to change the look of their home entirely in the future if so desired. Goliath Roofing and Remodeling offers siding installations. Call today to find out which is best for you.
Fiber cement siding allows options for homeowners and business owners, which is what most people like about it. Even though it’s made of wood fibers, termites don’t like it. Unlike other siding products, this siding will not burn due to the cement component, and it can take texture. It better resists water and the elements than traditional vinyl siding. Maintenance is a breeze with a repainting job needed once every 15 years or so. Fiber cement siding is a green material, as it is made of recycled materials.
Engineered Wood Siding
The newest siding to hit the industry is engineered wood siding, which is a fancy name for a simple product. Like the name implies, engineered wood siding where wood by-products, such as sawdust and wood shavings, are combined with bonding agents to make a siding product that resembles wood, but is much stronger. Like fiber cement siding, engineered wood siding can be painted. It’s a long-lasting material that resists moisture. It has to be painted more often than fiber cement siding, about every five years or so. Custom colors are possible, making this a popular choice for homeowners and businesses who are always looking for ways to distinguish themselves. Goliath Roofing and Remodeling can help you with the right choice in siding. Call us today!
Engineered wood siding carries a 50 year manufacturer’s warranty, which appeals to many homeowners and business owners who like to be one and done in terms of replacing the siding and call it good. It’s light-weight, easy to install, and is very environmentally-friendly. It takes less trees to make than other wood siding, and it resists insects with resins. It’s a bit heavier on the maintenance side, requiring paint in order to stay weather-resistant and it needs to be washed as well. This type of wood siding is specifically made from recycled wood, wood by-products that would normally be thrown away, and new wood, which is taken from smaller trees.
GOLIATH ROOFING AND REMODELING AND SIDING
Goliath Roofing and Remodeling offers Houston-area residents siding repair and installation. With years of experience in the roofing and home renovation arena, we can help you choose which siding is right for you. From colors to siding type, we’re here to help.
We offer the best residential and commercial roofing services in addition to our siding and other remodeling services. From roof repairs to roof installations, we offer free roofing estimates for your home or business. Our mission is to give you the best roof possible so it can protect your most treasured possessions — your family, friends, and customers. A roof is a stalwart defender against mother nature and all she throws at it. If you have a roofing emergency, such as a tree falling on your home, give us a call to get you schedule right away.
Goliath Roofing and Remodeling ultimately wants you to have the best roof and siding possible that fits your needs. We don’t engage in sales gimmicks and our roofers are top-notch. We can schedule both services back-to-back and have your home looking brand new. Contact us today for a free estimate!