Los Angeles Siding Installation, Repair and Replacement
If you’re looking for a way to change the look of your home, and add some style to the exterior, getting a siding installation is an inexpensive and beautiful way to do it. Getting an expert to build your siding for you will count for a lot. So will the choice of material for your siding installation. A siding installation will increase the resale value of your home, give it a new look and help you protect your home from the ravages of weather.
When it comes to sidings for homes, there are many options. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and is popular depending on the weather conditions prevailing in a particular area. The cost is also an influencing factor.
Here are some of them:
Aluminum Siding Installation and Remodeling
Aluminum is very resistant to oxidization and corrosion. It is also easily cleaned. Aluminum siding is both less expensive and easier to maintain than wood siding, and looks nearly the same.
It can also be purchased in dent-resistant versions, although it may still suffer damage if struck too hard. However, it is not difficult to replace small sections of the siding.
Aluminum siding pieces usually overlap in order to prevent water from getting between the slats. Because it does expand and contract depending on the weather, it is best to install in sections.
Aluminum siding can be made to look like shingles, wood boards, and various other types of materials. It can be painted any color, and this, along with its easy maintenance and long warranties (typically twenty-five years or longer), make it an excellent choice for home use.
Many varieties of aluminum siding are designed to look like wood (whether in horizontal or vertical board designs or shingle form), and make an attractive exterior to the home. Aluminum siding can be painted with paint found at local home improvement stores.
Fiber-cement siding is an incredibly versatile material. It can be made to look like wood siding or just about any other material.
Intricate designs like wood grain can be imprinted onto the siding before the cement, sand, and cellulose that make up the fiber-cement is baked.
A huge advantage of using fiber-cement versus wood shingles is that it’s very resistant to fire.
The materials used to produce the shingles are far more fire resistant after the baking process than using a wood or even vinyl siding. Another benefit of using fiber-cement siding is that it is an extremely durable product. Fiber-cement is not prone to termites, it won’t warp and buckle due to exposure to the elements and harsh weather conditions, and it’s significantly cheaper than wood siding.
Unlike vinyl siding, cement fiber will not show dings and impressions after an impact with a baseball or a hail storm. It is however a bit more expensive versus vinyl but you get a material thats more durable than wood siding and just as good looking as expensive wood siding.
Composite siding is a manufactured wood product designed to insulate, cover, or clad a house. It’s an aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient product that will increase your property value and improve the look of any home. Adding composite siding is a great way to retain the integrity of your home and give it a new modern feel.
Composite siding is manufactured by heating and pressing wood fibers, fillers, binding materials, and glue into long boards 6 or 7 feet long. Using different fillers can create drastically different results, for example, using sawdust creates fiber board while using wood pulp creates hardboard and using shredded wood will create oriented strand board (OBS).
Composite siding increases protection to the house in inclement weather and is virtually maintenance free, sound reducing, impact and insect resistant. It can be installed horizontally, vertically, or even as shingles. The joints between the boards are either overlapped or done in a tongue and groove style. The siding can be attached directly to the house’s current exterior or sheathing can act as an intermediate between the house and siding. The sheathing will also be constructed with wood or engineered wood, whichever is best suited for the home.
Vinyl is a polymer (a type of plastic). It is produced in the form of a powder (vinyl resin) that can be combined with different additives to create wide variety of vinyl compounds used for items as diverse as raincoats and fencing. Siding is applied to the exterior of a house.
Its purpose is to shed water and protect the structure from the elements and environmental factors. Vinyl siding is often used in combination with vinyl soffit and trim elements to achieve a cohesive exterior in the style and color desired by the homeowner. Vinyl siding is often less expensive than alternatives like wood. It is also relatively easy to install and maintenance-free.
The quality of vinyl siding is greatly determined by its gauge. The thicker the vinyl siding, the greater its durability. Additionally, vinyl siding made from polypropylene and other high-quality plastics offer the greatest pattern realism, deepest color, and cleanest edges. Vinyl siding is one product where cost is a good indication of quality.
Other forms imitate scalloped shingles, cedar, flat plank, brick, and stone. Vinyl comes in a range of light to medium colors. New products in vinyl siding include vinyl siding fused to a foam backing material and isolative foam underlayments that fit snugly behind the siding to provide strength, energy efficiency, rigidity, and deaden sound.
Stucco gives an extraordinary look to your house. High quality stucco products using the latest stucco modling technology to strengthen the power of exterior house stucco. Exterior house stucco uses the plaster which is generally made by mixing cement and lime in right proportions. Stucco Columns for important home decorative elements that enhance the gave your home internally and externally.
Versatile architectural column styles can be made using stucco as their elemental base. Exterior stucco is used to proved an elegant and finished look to commercial and residential buildings. Stucco is also used to protects the buildings from sun, ice, and rain.
Traditional Stucco is cement combined with water and inert materials like sand and lime. Many homes built after the 1950’s use a variety of synthetic materials that resemble stucco. Some synthetic stuccos have been prone to problems, however a quality synthetic stucco will prove durable. Stucco-sided homes became popular in twentieth century America but the concept of using cement mixtures in architecture dates back to ancient times. Wall frescoes by ancient Greeks and Romans were painted on fine-grained hard plaster surfaces made of gypsum, marble dust, and glue.
Stucco techniques were elaborated by the Italians during the Renaissance and spread through Europe. This marble dust compound could be molded into decorative shapes, polished to a sheen, or painted. You have the option to tint the stucco whatever color you choose and may never need to paintit throughout the duration of its lifetime.
Siding is often overlooked as a way of implementing a green project into your home. It’s a great way to save on your heating/cooling bill by implementing a new product that has improved insulating qualities or choosing a product made with recycled materials.
Many of the best sustainable options are materials that have been on the market for years and when choosing a replacement siding, weigh the pros and cons of sustainability, thermal performance, and the cost of eco-friendly products to get the most out of a product that you want, at the cost you want.
Insulated vinyl siding is similar to regular siding, except it has a layer of EPS foam insulation. Its thickness makes it more rigid and easier to work with than regular vinyl. Vinyl requires maintenance and will last for 30 to 50 years, but it’s made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a chemical compound that doesn’t degrade in landfills but can be recycled.
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