ABC Roofing & Exteriors Offers Many Types of Siding Options for Homeowners in the Piedmont Triad and Surrounding Areas
The siding industry has benefited greatly from advancements in materials science. As a result, homeowners now have more choices than ever before when it comes to cladding options. At ABC Roofing & Exteriors, we offer several different types of siding for our customers in the Piedmont Triad and surrounding areas. We’ve allied with many of the most respected manufacturers in the nation, so you can be confident whichever siding you choose it will be durable, beautiful, and virtually maintenance free. Our options include:
First introduced in the early 1960s, vinyl siding has grown from a niche product to the most popular cladding in America thanks to its affordability, versatility, and ease of installation. It’s also impact-resistant, strong, and available in a vast array of fade-resistant colors. And, unlike some other types of siding, the colors are infused throughout each plank, so you never have to worry about repainting. All that’s required to keep them looking great is an occasional spray from a garden hose.
What’s more, many of the vinyl siding brands we offer are exceptionally breathable, meaning they allow vapor trapped behind the panels to easily evaporate. This discourages wood rot and the growth of mold and mildew.
Fiber Cement Siding
In recent years, fiber cement has surged in popularity and is now the second most common cladding after vinyl. As its name suggests, fiber cement is a composite material made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers that are cured with pressurized steam to increase strength and stability. This manufacturing process allows fiber cement siding to be molded into planks that have the texture of genuine wood, yet are completely resistant to rot, warping, swelling, and insects. In addition to its exceptional durability, this type of siding is entirely noncombustible. Even when exposed to an open flame for an extended period, it will not ignite or melt.
Fiber cement is heavier than other types of siding, so installation requires specialized tools. Colors are plentiful and generally retain their vibrancy for decades. Fiber cement can be repainted using water-based acrylic paint, which typically lasts up to 15 years.
Fifty years ago, when homeowners talked about metal siding, they were almost always referring to aluminum siding. Aluminum was once an extremely popular cladding material because it was rustproof, lightweight, and easy to install. It was also easily dented and offered poor thermal performance. Today, metal siding is making a resurgence. Steel is now the most popular choice because of its versatility and unique look, which is a popular option for contemporary homes. Furthermore, its thermal performance can be enhanced with foam-backed insulation.
Steel siding is also impervious to rot and insect damage and is fully recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly option for homeowners who place a premium on renewable construction materials.
There’s no denying the visual appeal of traditional wood siding. It’s rich texture, malleability, and abundance has made wood a favorite cladding material for centuries. Although wood siding requires more upkeep than other types of siding, it also offers exceptional thermal properties and curb appeal. We offer both cedar and T1-11 sidings for homeowners who prefer wood siding. Cedar provides long-lasting performance thanks to its natural resistance to rot, fungi, bacteria, and mildew. It’s also available in a variety of finishes and styles, including shake or clapboard. What’s more, it’s a great insulator, so it will make your home more energy efficient.
T1-11 is an affordable wood-based product that is most commonly used to clad sheds and barns. Environmentally friendly and easy to install, T1-11 can provide years of weather protection when properly maintained.
Now that you know how many types of siding are on the market, it’s understandable to be a little overwhelmed. That’s why we offer complimentary consultations for homeowners in the Piedmont Triad and surrounding areas. Contact ABC Roofing & Exteriors today to schedule a meeting with one of our representatives, who will be happy to review all of our siding products and answer any questions you may have.