As a homeowner, you make a lot of decisions. Should you repair your roof this year? Perhaps you’ll need to replace your pool deck during the summer. One choice you will inevitably have to make is the type of siding on your home. This choice can be based off of affordability, style, durability and more. Here at L&L Contractors, our experience in the field has led us to become experts on all types of siding and their pros and cons.
As one of the most popular siding choices in the nation, many homes across Middle Tennessee have chosen to use vinyl siding on their homes. As a relatively inexpensive option, this siding material requires very little maintenance and is quite durable. In addition, you can purchase vinyl siding that mimics wood siding to match your home exterior without breaking the bank. Because you won’t be dealing with natural wood, you will ever have to deal with insect or pest damage. However, once you choose your vinyl siding color, you are stuck with that color as vinyl siding cannot be painted over. Also, the color can become faded if exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.
Fiber Cement Siding
If you’re looking for a durable and paintable type of siding, then fiber cement siding is ideal for your needs. This type of siding is made from sand, Portland cement, wood fiber and additional materials. If you’re looking to paint your home a specific color, then we recommend fiber cement siding, as this siding material accepts paint quite well. In addition to the several styling options, this material will not be affected by insects and pests. However, this product is typically rather expensive and is quite challenging to install.
Engineered Wood Siding
With homes using wood siding being insanely susceptible to damage and rotting from moisture and pests, the creation of engineer wood siding was designed. This siding option is stable, eco-friendly and also low cost. However, in order to completely prevent moisture from damaging the siding on your home, the engineered wood siding must be painted and maintained throughout the year.
In addition to these three popular siding options, there are several other types of siding that you could implement on your home, such as stucco and metal. At L&L Contractors, we’ll work with you to make sure that you are fully informed on the many siding options you have to choose from. We make sure that you are comfortable with your siding and choice and that you are fully satisfied with your new siding.
Call L&L Contractors today to get started on your siding project this spring. From our professional siding team to our devotion to your project, we’ll meet and exceed your expectations.