The Various Types of Siding and Their Benefits
XteriorPRO offers a full array of American-made siding materials to choose from, along with professional installation services throughout greater St. Louis.
Many homeowners prefer vinyl because it is more affordable than other materials. It offers 10 times the life expectancy of wood siding and is virtually maintenance-free because it never requires painting or sealing. Vinyl siding is also impervious to termites and other wood-boring insects and pests. To boost household efficiency, vinyl can be ordered with an insulating underlay or insulated backing. With numerous styles patterns, and color options that will compliment your home’s unique look, vinyl is a great choice for curb appeal.
Wood Composite Siding
Wood composite siding has been engineered to resist deterioration while being cost-effective to maintain and install. It is composed of wood strands that are coated with resins and treated with zinc borate to protect against rot and termites. The mixture is then pressed into boards and embossed for an authentic wood appearance. Wood composite siding is less expensive and lighter in weight than real wood siding.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement, composed of a mixture of wood pulp, sand, Portland cement and water, offers homeowners an amazingly durable alternative to other siding options. Fiber cement does not easily crack or rot, cannot be damaged by insects, and resists fire and fading. The material is extremely versatile, meaning that you have plenty of options when shopping for your siding. Color, surface designs, and architectural shapes can all be manipulated into siding that looks and feels like real wood.
Tried-and-true aluminum siding is one of the most affordable and cost-efficient siding materials available today. Aluminum is weather- and corrosion-resistant, meaning your siding will not rot, rust or create other related issues. Unless you decide to paint your aluminum siding, it is also an extremely low-maintenance material. It is considered an environmentally-friendly product because aluminum is a naturally occurring element and can be recycled.
Homes clad with cedar planks or shakes stand out from other homes on the block with rich, rustic warmth. Cedar is naturally resistant to water, decay and insects. It is also an environmentally-friendly siding option that will naturally decompose after it has been removed, and can be renewed with the planting of new trees.
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XteriorPRO technicians are highly experienced with all types of siding and devoted to keeping our customers satisfied. Call us today at (636) 939-4800 to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate for Ballwin, Chesterfield or any St. Louis-area community.