New siding installation will do wonders for any home’s curb appeal. Few exterior home improvements will have a more dramatic than replacing your siding. But it’s more than just looking good. Today’s siding materials can also increase your home’s energy efficiency—which inevitably saves you on your heating and cooling bill.
Southernwood Roofing & Siding offers full-service siding repair and installation services to maximize efficiency and provide superior protection from the elements. To keep your home performing—and looking—its best, we offer vinyl, cement, wood, and other top siding products from industry leaders like JamesHardie Siding, Alside, CertainTeed, Mastic, and LP SmartSide.
Siding has come a long way since its clapboard roots. These days you’ll find siding made of everything from wood to fiber cement, and of course, vinyl. You’ll even find insulated siding, which further protects your home from the heat and cold.
Some sidings can be painted, which creates limitless color choices—just keep in mind paint will need to be touched up over the years. On the other hand, vinyl siding will never need retouching. However, the trade off is that vinyl siding only comes in a handful of colors.
With so many factors to consider, you’re probably wondering how to choose?
At Southernwood Roofing & Siding, we make it as effortless as possible. Our siding experts have several options of siding for you to choose from. Considering cost, aesthetics, and durability, we work with you to help you make the best choice on siding for your home and budget.
Vinyl siding is by far the most popular siding material. Vinyl siding dates back to the 1950’s when it was first introduced as an alternative to aluminum. Available in a wide variety of colors, this type of siding can mimic some of the architectural details found with other siding materials such as wood. Vinyl is durable, water resistant, and requires little or no maintenance. Today, many vinyl sidings comply with specific green practices, making them an environmentally-friendly siding option. It is also one of the most affordable siding materials available, adding to its popularity. Plus, on average, homeowners recoup nearly 80% of the cost of a vinyl siding installation, increasing the value of their home substantially.
Insulated vinyl siding includes all of the perks of traditional vinyl siding, with the added bonus of being exceptionally energy-efficient. Part of the “green building” movement, insulated siding is vinyl siding that has a layer of rigid foam permanently attached to each panel. The ridged foam serves the purpose of reducing the energy consumption of your home. Similar to traditional vinyl siding, insulated siding comes in an array of styles and colors. It costs roughly 20-30% more per square foot than traditional vinyl—however, it makes up for it with added benefits. Insulated siding offers superior durability, environmental benefits, savings on your monthly energy bills, and added protection against mold, rot, and mildew.
You might consider fiber cement siding for a number of reasons. It has to the look of wood or masonry with the added bonus of durability and environmental sustainability. Fiber cement siding is made from cement, wood fiber, sand, and other components. This type of siding is termite resistant, water resistant, and non-combustible. Although fiber cement siding may need to be painted every 7 to 10 years, its overall durability and minimal environmental impact make it a viable vinyl alternative in any climate.
Wood siding is classic and will never go out of style. Despite the popularity of newer, synthetic siding materials, wood remains a viable siding option for many homeowners. Highly versatile, wood comes in a variety of styles, including shingles, clapboards, drop siding, and vertical boards. Wood siding can be painted or stained virtually any color you’d like and provides more insular and structural benefits compared to thinner siding materials. Although susceptible to ant and termite damage, with proper care and maintenance, wood siding can give your home a unique, timeless quality.
With all of these options, how do you choose the right siding for you? If you are in Southern Maryland, contact Southernwood Roofing & Siding today for expert help in choosing the siding style, material, and color that best meets your needs!
Unless you are in the process of building your home, installing siding is probably not at the top of your to-do list. But like most things, siding ages. It cracks and breaks—and eventually these blemishes lead to leaks. Leaks can cause a multitude of major, and likely expensive, issues for your home.
Luckily, you can avoid these major home repairs by keeping tabs on your siding, and calling in the experts when it’s time for a siding replacement.
If you are unsure of whether your siding needs to be replaced, or you’d like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 240-349-6563. At Southernwood, we’re happy to take care of all your replacement needs!
When you notice damage to your home’s siding, it’s best to act fast. If not attended to, damaged siding—whether it be peeling, chipping, cracking, or holes—can allow moisture into your home, causing a multitude of other expensive repairs down the road.
At Southernwood, we want to be sure your siding is in top shape. If you have noticed any damage to your home’s siding, give us a call today! Our team of professionals can assess the situation for you, and quickly work to repair the damage.
Whether you need a replacement or a repair, the experts at Southernwood Roofing & Siding are here for all of your installation needs. Looking to enhance your home’s appearance, reduce energy costs, or simply be proactive about your home’s maintenance? Install new siding today!
Call us at 240-349-6563 to request a free estimate for your new siding installation.
When it comes to taking care of your Maryland home, you need a company you can trust with all of your needs. At Southernwood Roofing & Siding, we’ve been providing unparalleled siding services homeowners in La Plata and beyond for nearly a decade—see why we’re the company your neighbors trust!
Schedule an appointment for siding installation, siding replacement, or siding repair in La Plata and the surrounding areas with the professionals at Southernwood Roofing & Siding.
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