Siding is meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather. On a house or building that uses siding, it may act as a key element in the aesthetic beauty of the structure and directly influence its property value.
Wood siding is very versatile in style and can be used on a wide variety of homes in any color palette desired. Wood is a perennial favorite choice for siding throughout the United States. Whether it is vertical siding like board and batten, or horizontal siding like clapboards, shakes, and shingles, there are a few species and grades that are commonly used for all applications. Though installation and repair is relatively simple, wood siding requires more maintenance than other popular solutions, requiring treatment every four to nine years depending on the severity of the elements to which it is exposed.
Vinyl provides enduring beauty and design flexibility. Using a variety of siding and soffit styles, colors, accessories and trim, you can update a Ranch, add character to a Colonial or even recreate a Victorian. Moreover, you can select siding that will be consistent with your home's design and fit into the environment and neighboring homes.
Nothing beats vinyl siding, accessories and trim for sheer endurance. Unlike many other siding materials, vinyl is impervious to rain, cold, salt and snow. And vinyl won't rot, peel, dent or show scratches, nor will it ever need painting. A simple soap-and-water rinse once a year is all that's required to remove dirt and maintain the look of freshly painted wood.
For homeowners that want the look of wood but don’t want the hassles and costs associated with it, fiber-cement siding may be a satisfactory alternative. This product is available from several manufacturers in a variety of textures that are said to provide the appearance of wood. Fiber-cement siding is more durable than wood -- it is termite-resistant, water-resistant, non-combustible, and warranted to last 50 years.
Fiber-cement siding is composed of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber that has been autoclaved (cured with pressurized steam) to increase its strength and dimensional stability. The fiber is added as reinforcement to prevent cracking. The planks come in 5¼" to 12" widths and 5/16" and 7/16" thickness.
Stucco is valued as a siding material for its attractiveness and durability and is a relatively low-maintenance exterior finish. It is often (but certainly not limited to) used on Spanish-style homes. Stucco can be directly applied to brick and concrete, or applied to a lath (paper or wire mesh) over wood frame or other material. A stucco home can be refinished with anintegral color stucco which does not require painting.
Siding services using the whole range of materials are available in all of the following locations: Hartford, Norwalk, New Haven, Wethersfield, Bridgeport, Middletown, Glastonbury, Danbury, Wallingford.
Contact Nova 22 Group today (860-997-5949) to learn how we can help you with your siding project.