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Choosing the Best Siding For Your Home

High quality fiber cement siding project

Siding is among the most important features on a home’s exterior in terms of aesthetics and protection. However, there are a number of siding materials from which to choose, including vinyl, fiber cement and cedar. Which is best for your home? Let’s run through each of these siding types and find out what makes them unique.

Vinyl

Let’s begin with vinyl, perhaps the most popular siding type across the United States. Most homeowners are on a budget when it comes to their home improvement projects, and vinyl fits just about any budget. However, just because it’s one of the more cost effective ...

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Common Home Siding Questions Homeowners Ask

LP Smartside siding project

Do your home get pummeled over the summer by hailstorms? Is your home’s siding 25-plus years old? Or, are you just looking to upgrade the look of your home? Regardless of your reason for taking on a new siding project, there are important questions to ask before you dive in, so let’s take a look at some of them.

1) What materials will you use?

The most common siding material contractors work with today is vinyl. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the quality of it has improved over ...

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Create the Home you’ve Always Wanted with James Hardie Products

 House exterior photo with james hardie siding in Northbrook

We’ve all got our ideas about what a “perfect” home is. Even people who are seemingly cut from the same clothe will have wildly different designs for their new home or a home remodel. Fortunately, James Hardie products come in a variety of styles, colors and patterns, giving homeowners the ability to bring quality products into their designs.

What siding is best for me?

Bringing new siding into your design will offer a number of advantages, from heating and cooling savings to giving your home a brand new look and appeal.

Perhaps one of the most popular siding options in America ...

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How To Clean Your Siding: Vinyl, Cedar, Wood, and Fiber Cement

Cedar lap siding installation and cleaning

From scorching summer sun and howling debris-filled winds to winter weather abuse, eventually your siding is going to require cleaning. And while modern siding is durable, whether it is vinyl, cedar, wood or fiber cement, nothing can stop it from becoming dingy, especially after years of exposure to the elements.

The following are some of the most common issues homeowners are subjected to that require cleaning:

  • Common exposure. UV rays from the sun ranks high as one of the most common exposure concerns for your siding. High winds, rainstorms and winter weather, bird droppings and pollution are also common exposure ...
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What’s the Best Time of Year for a Siding Installation?

House siding with purple flower vine in blue window shutter
Homeowners spend a lot of time and money on the interior of their homes. From redecorating to renovating entire rooms, much thought is put into what goes on inside our homes. What about the exterior? Is it time for a facelift to gain more curb appeal? And if so, when is the best time of year for installing new siding?

Considerations for choosing the best siding material

First off, the best time of year to install new siding depends on what type of material you’re using. Vinyl is an exceedingly popular choice of material for home siding, but it ...

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