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Residential and Commercial Siding and SidingInstallation Services St Louis Missouri
There are many attractive siding choices today that can withstand not only brutal Midwest weather but also severe storms including hail and wind. Some common siding options are:
Vinyl siding is probably the most popular type of siding installed on residential homes today. It is affordable, versatile and very low maintenance. Usually all it requires is an occasional wash with the garden hose. There are literally hundreds of colors and styles to choose from, allowing you to completely customize the appearance of your home. Vinyl siding comes with a manufacturerâ€™s lifetime warranty.
Aluminum siding is also a relatively inexpensive choice for residential homes and has been widely used through the past few decades. It is stronger than vinyl siding and less susceptible to damage from storms and weathering. The factory finish of aluminum siding is good for the life of the product.
Fiber cement siding comes in a variety of textures that give the appearance of wood. It is very durable and termite resistant. Fiber cement is water resistant and must be painted or bought already painted through the factory. Most manufacturers offer a 50 year guarantee. Due to its cement, sand and cellulose fiber composition, it also has a higher insulation value than vinyl or aluminum.
Stone Veneers and Fabricated Stone Siding
Stone veneers and fabricated stone siding are lightweight products and do not require footings or foundations like actual stone. They are attractive and usually are not distinguishable form actual stone, many times being molded from real stones. There is an extensive variety of color and shape choices, as well as mortar color variety.
Eco-friendly Siding Options
One easy way to make your home more eco-friendly and energy efficient is to utilize house wraps or insulation board to increase its R-value. There is a wide variety of insulation and house wraps to choose from and they can all be used with virtually any siding material available.
Fiber cement siding is a composite material that is resource-efficient, durable, low maintenance and offers a very good fire rating compared to metal and wood siding. The wood fiber is reclaimed from wood processing waste and harvested from small diameter, fast growing tree species. The material lasts longer than standard choices and many offer 10+ year finish warranty, reducing the frequency of repainting.