Beauty, Durability & Value are all
cornerstones to the vinyl siding
products that we recommend. Starting
with great products is just the first step;
as with any product, attention to detail
and expert craftsmanship are a must to
achieve an exceptional finished
installation. This is something that many
siding companies claim but few actually
What Makes Vinyl Siding Exceptional?
Vinyl siding provides enduring beauty and design flexibility. Using a variety of siding and soffit styles, colors, accessories and trim, we can update a ranch, add character to a colonial or even re-create a Victorian. Moreover, we can select one that will be consistent
with your home's design and fit into the environment and neighboring homes.
Vinyl siding is now the number-one siding material available. And for good reason: Nothing beats vinyl siding,
accessories and trim for sheer
endurance. Unlike many other siding
materials, vinyl is impervious to rain,
cold, salt and snow. And it won't rot,
peel, dent or show scratches, nor will
it ever need painting. A simple
soap-and-water rinse once a year is all
that's required to remove dirt and
maintain the look of freshly painted wood.
Vinyl siding is a great investment.
Re-siding a home is among the top ten
remodeling projects in terms of overall payback. And, if you re-side with vinyl, you can often recoup 100% or more of your investment - if you pick the right company, of course.
Preparing the House for Siding
On new construction, siding is installed over the wall sheathing. On older homes, vinyl can sometimes be installed over the home's current siding. Keep in mind that vinyl needs to be nailed into solid wood, so if the home has aluminum siding or older vinyl siding, these will probably have to be removed. Going over existing wood siding or stucco is possible, although it's sometimes necessary to install vertical furring strips first.
If we tear off the old siding and apply new siding directly over the wall sheathing, we can improve an existing home's insulation and weatherization before we re-side. Fiberglass, cellulose, or foam insulation can be blown or injected into the wall cavities. House wrap or sheets of foam insulation can be applied over the sheathing.
House wrap is typically used on new construction. It seals a house against air infiltration but still allows the walls to breathe. It cuts down on drafts and air leaks, but it doesn't trap moisture inside the walls. House wrap comes in large rolls and is stapled to the sheathing prior to installing the windows or doors. The seams are sealed with a special tape.
For existing homes, a common technique for preparing the wall surface for siding is to apply a thin layer of fan-fold foam insulation. The foam used is typically from 1/4" to 3/8" thick and comes in sheets that are 4 feet high and 50 feet long. The foam adds a tiny amount of insulation (not much more than R-1). It's really there to help even out an irregular surface so that the siding will lie more flat. It also adds some degree of protection against air infiltration (but not as much as house wrap).
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