Homeowners are constantly in the debate regarding the best type of siding for their homes. Do you go with vinyl siding or wood siding? What about metal siding? The problem with all three is that none of these options is ideal for every house, and there is no one-size-fits-all product.
Vinyl siding is affordable, durable, easy to repair, relatively low maintenance, usually does not need painting. Best of all, it is relatively inexpensive when you factor in the cost of roofing contractors. If you have decided to make the switch and have vinyl siding installation completed on your house, here is what you may expect during the siding installation process. Professional roofers will bring their A-game to the job, using high-quality products and techniques so your new siding will last for years to come.
The day before your siding installation begins, it is important that you have checked with your roofer about the weather conditions expected for the day. If your siding is exposed to rain, your new roof installation might have to be delayed a bit until the weather warms up. Roofers also recommend that you do not install the siding until the day after the winter cold snaps have ended. If you live in a mild climate, this will give the roofer plenty of time to prepare the surface and apply their finishing products.
Another important step in siding installation is laying the trimmings. All of the trim pieces and finials should be laid to the right and left of the house. Vertical siding installation professionals will often recommend placing the trimmings on top of a plywood foundation. Plywood will allow the trim pieces and finials to sit flat against the surface of your roof. Trim location and spacing should be based on the size of your home and the siding that will be installed. Avoid overfilling the trimmings on the outer side of the roof, as this can weaken the trimmings over time.
After you’ve got the siding in place and squared it up with the outer edges, the real work starts in the interior. There are many different exterior home improvement materials to choose from to help give your exterior home improvement project that finished look. When choosing a vinyl siding material, vinyl can provide an attractive, durable, maintenance-free way to upgrade the exterior of your home. Many siding installation professionals will recommend incorporating vinyl siding on the inside of the home for a more even, weather-resistant, and more aesthetically pleasing finish.
When choosing a roofing product for your home, it’s best to seek professional siding installation services from a company that specializes in the type of roof that will be installed. A fiberglass roof may be the best choice in areas with extreme weather conditions (or where you plan to live). These types of roofs are extremely durable and are also highly waterproof. If you live in an area of high wind or frequent heavy rain, you may want to consider an aluminum roof that will help keep your roof looking neat and clean and require very little maintenance.
One final point about siding installation on the outside of your home is that if you decide to use a standard vinyl siding panel, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Suppose your panel is going to be exposed to the elements (whether hot or cold). Make sure that you buy a siding that has been treated with a marine varnish to protect the siding color and prevent cracking. Keep in mind that vinyl siding will always have a natural tendency to crack, especially when exposed to strong wind. You may also want to consider fiberglass or aluminum siding so that you can choose a panel that offers the least amount of UV protection.
The final point about siding installation on the outside of your home relates to the type of trim you choose to use on the outside of your home. If your home has a lot of brick or concrete and you choose to use a large vinyl trim piece with an attached metal panel, you will likely need to get a good spray down of the entire trim before mounting the panel to the siding. This is necessary because excess moisture can cause damage to your siding if left in the trim. A good quality spray down will also help to level the trim, which allows your new siding to stay in place and look neat and symmetrical.