Choose from vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, cedar siding, or composite siding, to name just a few of the choices we offer. We will be glad to explain the benefits of each variety to give you a good idea of which type of siding material might work best for your needs and design interests.
Vinyl siding is the number #1 most used siding in the nation today. Many people prefer vinyl siding over other materials because it can be relatively inexpensive, doesn't require painting, is very low maintenance, and typically comes with a 50 year warranty. Vinyl siding comes in horizontal (lap), vertical, shingle/shake siding, & soffit material types. Many other options are available.
Fiber Cement siding materials are made from compacted layers of fiber and cement. The product is very heavy and special care must be exercised when installing the product due to health concerns with silica dust generated from cutting the product. Nevertheless, this product is very popular. It is flame retardant due to it being made from concrete. Some fiber cement products are pre-painted, but most are just pre-primed and require painting. Fiber cement siding materials come in (lap), vertical T-111, shingle/shake siding, & soffit material types.
Cedar siding materials are made from cedar trees and are typically more cost-prohibitive than vinyl or cedar siding – unless of course you end up falling for one of those gimmick vinyl siding products. Redwood is very similar to cedar but looks a little different. Cedar siding is usually pre-stained or pre-primed at the supplier, but not always. Cedar shake siding materials are often left 'raw' and naturally weather and turn a 'silver' color. You typically only see this look at the beach since salt is hard on painted surfaces.
Composite siding materials include manufactured wood products. Typically this category is made from wood chips, wood discs, wood wafers, or sawdust. Many class action lawsuits have occurred with composite siding materials. Our advice is to steer clear of these products for exterior siding application without extensive research on your part.