To keep your home looking and performing its best, replacement siding and windows are a great investment. Replacing your siding and windows will not only increase curb appeal and energy efficiency but also increase the market value of your home. To see what the average added value will be, look at this Cost vs Value report. When choosing their exterior siding and windows, homeowners have a lot to consider . A. Leigh Construction will help you decide which option will best meet your style and budget.
Here is an example of a home using vinyl siding and vinyl windows.
Exterior siding has multiple purposes. Considering each of these will help you find the right option for your home. The most noticeable purpose is aesthetics. The material you choose for the exterior of your home largely influences its overall architectural style. Siding also protects your home from weather and improves insulation.
Vinyl has become popular due to its low maintenance, versatility, durability and low cost. It is available in many colors and in different forms such as shakes, vertical panels, shingles, horizontal panels, fish scales, beaded designs and lap. It can also be made to look like other natural materials such as stone and shingles. Choosing energy efficient insulated siding, is a simple and effective way to save energy and money over time.
Polymer siding is made from polypropylene resin. The typical application for this kind of siding is shake and shingle cladding with a cedar pattern, which can be used as a whole-house application or in accent areas. Polymer siding utilizes an injection molding process that enables the final product to have a highly defined three-dimensional pattern in a variety of styles, sizes and colors.
Fiber cement is a great option for those that love the look and warmth of natural wood but want something cheaper, more durable, and easy to maintain.
Two main types of fiber cement are available. The first is pre-coated or pre-painted. It comes out of the factory looking like it will on your house. The second type is painted or stained after it’s installed. It can be manufactured in almost any color or design you want. It’s even available in lifelike textures such as imitation brick or stone.
Engineered wood siding looks almost exactly like the real thing, yet it’s made from composite materials. Unlike wood-look vinyl or fiber cement, engineered wood actual contains real wood. Various fibers and strands are combined to create an authentic looking finished product.
Engineered wood can also be customized to your personal preferences. It’s available in a wide variety of styles that mimic different species and stains. Not only does it look like real wood, but it’s also created with a convincing texture.
Engineered wood holds up well to extreme temperatures, moisture, fire, and insects. It requires little maintenance and suffers very little from normal wear and tear.
Window replacement is also a great way to increase the energy efficiency of your home. We install all types of windows in either wood or vinyl construction from double hung windows, sliding windows, picture windows, casement windows, and bay windows.
Call A. Leigh Construction to learn more about your options for replacement siding and windows.
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