Full Service Siding Replacement
Whether you are considering cedar, fiber cement siding (aka HardieBoard) or vinyl, Pratt & D'Angelo has you covered. Choosing the siding materials to cover theexterior of your home is not a simple task. With the wide range of materials available, one approach does not suit everyone's needs. In fact, Pratt & D'Angelo started replacing siding as a direct result of our exterior painting business. Often when we were called to repaint the exterior of an old home it was apparent that a proper paint job would be so expensive that removing and replacing the siding would be a better option.
The following are some of the typical siding types we install:
- Cedar - Cedar siding is known for its grain and rot resistance. Cedar takes stain well and reveals a rich character. It is commonly used in shakes, shingles and clapboard because its dimensionally stable, resists swelling and has less cupping and splitting. Cedar siding is naturally more moisture and insect-resistant than pine, but must be treated and maintained to retain these qualities.
- Fiber Cement Siding - Fiber cement siding, sometimes called HardiBoard or HardiePlank due to its origination by James Hardie has become very popular in recent years. Fiber cement siding is thick (approx. 5/16"), is available in simulated wood grain and smooth finishes and comes either factory primed or painted. Although fiber cement siding cannot be stained, it takes paint very well and is dimensionally more stable than wood, does not rot or absorb moisture like wood.
- Vinyl Siding - Generally the least expensive siding option, vinyl materials and installation has evolved over the past 10 years. Today's vinyl siding is availalbe in a range of patterns, textures and colors that are made to closely resemble wood. Additionally, premium vinyl is thicker than conventional vinyl and adds insulation value with rigid board backing. One of the largest cost advantages of vinyl is its ability to be installed over a home's exisitng siding. However depending on the current siding thickness, window and door configurations, removal of the existing siding will provide a better installation.