Protection From the Elements
Siding serves as more than just a pretty surface to improve your home’s beauty. Its primary job is to keep your house comfortable and protected from the elements. Without adequate siding, your home’s energy efficiency plummets, and other building materials begin to wither away. New siding installation can help restore the comfort of your home, preventing the transfer of heat. Additionally, siding protects the rest of your house from the weather. Moisture is your home’s number one enemy. Siding helps stop moisture from taking over and causing severe damage. Of course, this material is to meet all of these essential qualities while also looking gorgeous.
Types of Siding We Install
Siding comes in various types of materials, each with its unique style, design, color, texture, and a plethora of other characteristics. Regardless of the type of siding you have, the job is still the same. However, differences in each siding material may lead to choosing one over the other. The siding installation experts at Thunder understand the intricacies of each riding material, allowing us to help you choose which is best for your home and budget.
We help homeowners install all types of siding, including:
- Wood Siding
- Vinyl Siding
- Insulated Vinyl Siding
- Fiber Cement Siding
- Composite Siding
- Stone Veneer Siding
- Brick Siding
- Stucco Siding
- Concrete Siding
Our team can find a siding material you’ll love based on your personal tastes, home’s architecture, and budget. Each of the siding options listed above also features its own customization options, such as texture and color. To learn more about siding options, give our team a call. We can provide you with a free estimate once we know more about your upcoming siding installation project.
The Siding Installation Process
When you choose Thunder Garage Door & Locksmith Service for a siding installation project, we’ll follow a general process that we use for most of our clients. The procedure outlined below is an overview and may feature variations amongst each client. However, we believe showing you our siding installation process will address some of your questions and ease some nerves.
Step 1: Prepare the Home
Before our team begins removing old siding and putting up new siding, we ask clients to prepare the outside of the home. We ask clients to trim shrubs and trees, remove any materials or items away from the house, and cut the grass. These small tasks will help our team perform the job more efficiently and keep your home’s exterior safe.
Step 2: Remove Old Siding
We start removing the old siding before we install any new siding. Our team will clean up any debris left behind as this process can get messy. Any old materials will be disposed of properly and by our team.
Step 3: Wall Inspection and Preperation
Our contractors will thoroughly inspect the walls after the old siding and underlayment are gone. We make any repairs necessary to ensure your exterior walls are durable, healthy, and pose no threat to any materials we install over them.
Step 4: Siding Installation
Once we’ve deemed your exterior walls as healthy, we begin the new siding installation. This involves installing new underlayment, insulation, and siding panels. The process in how we install your siding during this step will vary based on the material.
Step 5: Cleanup
Finally, we remove and dispose of materials left behind from the project. Certain siding materials can also create a lot of dust and dirt, such as fiber cement. We remove any traces of the installation project and make sure your siding looks stunning.
Mix and Match Types of Siding
Your home doesn’t have to feature a single type of siding. For many homeowners, pairing two, three, or even four different siding types is beneficial for the style and aesthetics they’re trying to achieve. Pairing the right siding together can add great depth and beauty to your home—pair stucco with vinyl or stone veneer with brick. The options are endless, and there are many great choices to pair. Give our team a call for a free estimate and learn more about mixing and matching types of siding.
Signs for New Siding Installation
In many cases, your siding won’t show obvious signs of needing to be replaced. Often, the signs are hidden beneath in the form of dry rot. It is important you have a professional inspect your siding on a regular basis to spot any issues early. Of course, there are some signs you can look for on your own, such as:
- Mold, mildew, or rot
- Cracks, holes, or visible damage
- Peeling or chipped paint
- Faded color
- High energy bills with no other explanation
- Requires too much maintenance
How long does it take to install new siding?
A siding installation project involving the removal of old materials, thorough inspection, and application of new siding takes one to two weeks. Various factors can impact the timeline, such as weather or the discovery of severe structural damage. Mold and mildew are also factors that slow down the installation.
Does siding increase home value?
Yes! Installing new siding for your home increases its home value for a number of reasons. Firstly, you’re improving the beauty of your home. This transfers to the property’s curb appeal, which has a significant impact on price. Secondly, new siding increases the energy efficiency of the structure. This means saving money over a long period of time, and home buyers like the sound of that. Finally, home buyers like to know what is new on the home as it helps them spend less money upon moving in and on future home renovations.
What is the best siding for a house?
There is no obvious “best siding” but there are many great options. Vinyl siding is the most popular siding option in the United States. It’s affordable, durable, and has many options when it comes style. Fiber cement is another popular choice because it lasts longer than vinyl siding, is extremely durable, and also highly customizable. The only downside to fiber cement is it’s higher price tag. As you can see, there are many different siding choices, and each of them offers plenty of benefits for your home.