Vinyl siding was brought to the housing market in the 1950s. Previously, aluminum siding, brick, and wood were popular materials for home exteriors. While initial vinyl siding options in the 1950s and 1960s left much to be desired, siding today is a popular, reliable choice for home renovations.
You don’t have to sacrifice the look you want in order to get quality home exterior materials that will last. Burbach Exteriors can install and repair vinyl siding, stucco, and James Hardie siding to elevate your home renovation project.
Siding is more affordable, versatile, and durable than you may realize. Take a look at some of the benefits of quality, exterior siding as opposed to other materials.
Benefits of Burbach Exteriors Siding
The estimated cost to repaint a 2,500 square foot, two-story home is $4,000 for labor and materials. Wood siding for the same sized home could cost anywhere from $6,500 to $10,000, and that’s when the lumber market is stable. While these costs may be comparable to putting siding on your home’s exterior, paint and wood will fade, chip, or rot before your vinyl siding shows its age. Investing in quality siding saves you money on repairs in the long run.
Additionally, the cost of an exterior home renovation is significantly less than a down payment on a new home. Burbach Exteriors can help you get the aesthetic you want in a home without having to pack up and move and, and they can do so at a better price point than buying a new home.
Did you know vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and styles? Traditional vertical or horizontal siding are popular, stylish options, but you can also opt for siding that resembles cedar shakes or Victorian scallops. Vinyl can be manufactured and installed to mimic board and batten, Dutch lap, or even logs. When you choose a colored siding, the pigment is sealed in the material as opposed to being painted or layered on top. This means the color is less prone to fading, and can’t peel off your home’s exterior, giving it a huge advantage over painting your home’s exterior.
With quality siding, you can complement your home’s architecture with vinyl in creative ways. If you want to get a better idea of how to execute the look you want, you can visualize your new look on the Burbach Exteriors website. Just upload a photo of your house and play around with the options. When you work with us, we’ll also ensure you have mockups of the design plan so you know exactly what to expect.
Modern vinyl is designed to withstand sun, rain, wind, and harsh weather conditions. Mastic’s and James Hardie Siding have been tested to stand up to winds of 100 miles per hour. It can last anywhere from 20 to 40 years, more than double the estimated lifespan of wood siding, and triple the lifespan of exterior paint.
There are a number of siding options that are flame retardant, fire-resistant, and noncombustible. Vinyl siding with a chlorine base is slow to ignite and is flame retardant, while stucco siding is proven to be noncombustible. Some homeowners choose fiber cement siding because it is not only fire-resistant but can be made to resemble other building materials.
Another benefit of siding is that it isn’t prone to rot, and it deters pests. Wood can provide a shelter for insects, or even a food source. Since siding is made from synthetic materials, it isn’t as inviting to unwanted houseguests such as termites, ants, and woodpeckers. Some of the siding offered by Burbach Exteriors, such as Mastic’s Vinyl Siding and James Hardie Siding, come with a lifetime warranty.
Your quality siding means fewer home repair tasks on your to-do list. It’s resistant to pests, so it doesn’t need cleaning as thoroughly as wood siding to keep them away. Additionally, your vinyl siding is resistant to moisture, meaning you’ll have less plant growth like mold, or moss. Burbach Exteriors siding may require cleaning once per year, which can be done efficiently with water, dish soap, and/or vinegar. A pressure washer on a low setting can quickly wash away dirt that may have settled on your siding, giving it a fresh new look almost instantly. Click here for some tips on cleaning vinyl siding in three easy steps.
If you choose insulated vinyl siding, it provides another layer of protection for your home. In addition to the insulation in between the walls of your home, vinyl siding adds insulation to the outside. Any heated or cooled air that manages to get between the studs of your home can be stopped by your insulated siding, making your home more energy-efficient. On the flip side, insulated siding keeps unwanted hot or cold air from seeping into your house. This can reduce your heating and cooling costs
While many people choose siding for its beauty, there are quite a few other benefits that often go overlooked. Let us know how we can help you choose the materials you need to elevate your house’s look.