Although there are many types of siding currently available, there are very good reasons why vinyl siding is the most popular choice for remodeling and new construction. It delivers the warm, quality appearance of wood without the costly, time-consuming maintenance and repairs.
Vinyl siding is available in several profiles, but the most common types are clapboard, dutch lap, board and batten, and faux wood shingle siding. You should definitely give consideration to the style and material that best suits not only your budget, but your home’s architectural style.
There are many variables to consider when choosing a specific siding type for your building, but four of the most important are the insulating factor, thickness, color, and style of the panel. If a panel is too thin, it can show flaws in the wall underneath. Thicker vinyl products are more rigid, which can add to the aesthetic appeal and look of the finished installation, add durability, and also increase life expectancy. After extensive research and over 25 years of experience, we have partnered with the finest manufacturers including Mastic, Alside, and Certainteed building products.
For those who want their home to look more distinctive, however, some choose to install fiber cement siding, typically using products by James Hardie. Made of natural and sustainable raw materials most James Hardie siding systems come with a 30-year non-prorated, limited warranty.
As a building material, stucco is a durable, attractive, and weather-resistant wall covering, traditionally used as an exterior finish directly over a solid masonry, brick or wire mesh with a wood sub-frame. The traditional application of stucco and lath occurs in three coats — the scratch coat, the brown coat and the finish coat. The two base coats of plaster are either hand-applied or machine sprayed. The finish coat can be troweled smooth, hand-textured, floated to a sand finish or sprayed.
It is usually a mix of sand, Portland cement, lime and water, but may also consist of a proprietary mix of additives including fibers and synthetic acrylics that add strength and flexibility. Modern synthetic stucco can be applied as one base layer and a finish layer, which is thinner and faster to apply, compared to the traditional application of three-coat stucco. Premixed, bagged stucco is gaining in use and is available in coarse graded sand and finer graded sand for creating a variety of troweled finishes; it is available in a variety of colors. Color can also be added to concrete when it is originally placed before curing, and thus the concrete would not require painting.
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