Upgrading the siding on your home is a great home improvement investment that will have a positive impact on your home’s curb appeal and value, on top of giving your exterior walls better security and weather tolerance. There’s a wide selection of materials to choose from, and each one has its own unique strengths and areas they excel in.
In this post, our siding experts at Exterior Source share the top siding materials on the market. These are all available, and we’ll be happy to install them in your home.
Vinyl siding has surpassed wood siding as the quintessential option for homes both traditional and contemporary. Its easy availability, low cost and sheer versatility make it a reliable siding option that can last anywhere between 20 to 30 years with proper care and maintenance.
The biggest draw of vinyl siding is that it has a large color palette, even surpassing wood. With the latter, you only get warm colors and wood stains. Vinyl, on the other hand, comes in a wide selection of colors ranging from warm to colder hues.
This siding is also easier to maintain as it has a higher tolerance to water damage – a problem that wood needs extra treatment to handle. Vinyl siding also comes in insulated variants that can increase your home’s energy efficiency and have a positive impact on your home’s long-term cooling and heating needs.
Vinyl Siding: What We Offer
At Exterior Source, we can install high-quality vinyl siding systems from CertainTeed®. Some of the CertainTeed siding lines we offer include Monogram, Carolina Beaded and Mainstreet. These are durable, weather-resistant and attractive siding options that are a great add-on to any home.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is another fairly common alternative to wood and rivals vinyl in popularity and utility. What makes this siding unique is that it can completely recreate the look of wood, masonry and even stucco walls, all at a lower cost.
This siding material is very low in maintenance, virtually immune to rot and decay from weather and insects and non-flammable. These higher resistances along with its superior durability allows it to last anywhere between 30 to 40 years. In fact, all fiber cement siding needs is regular cleaning to keep it looking good throughout its service life.
Fiber cement siding also comes in a range of styles and textures, on top of more attractive finishes. You can install this siding on almost any kind of home and tailor its looks as well.
James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding
We’re proud to offer fiber cement siding from James Hardie®. The systems we offer are durable and provide long-lasting beauty and protection for your home. What sets these siding systems apart is that they are engineered for Virginia’s climate, which means they can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at them.
James Hardie Siding also comes with ColorPlus™ technology that keeps its color fresh and vibrant for many years. On top of that, it’s made with high-quality materials that give it outstanding protection against weather. With many color options to choose from and a standard 30-year non-prorated warranty, James Hardie fiber cement siding will provide long-lasting value for your home.
At Exterior Source, you can count on our team to expertly install your new siding. Your new hardware, after all, is only as good as how it’s installed. We’ll also be happy to help you decide which of our two top siding systems are the best fit for your home. Richmond homeowners may contact us at (804) 275-5323, while Tidewater residents may reach us at (757) 464-2060. You can also fill out our contact form to learn more about our services.