Rockland Ma: How to Choose the Right Vinyl Siding
Like everything else these days Vinyl Siding has a ton of options, not just between different manufacturers but as within each Manufacturers own lines. So as you start to think about your next exterior remodeling project here are the 3 basic types of siding styles:
Clapboard siding is design to resemble a typical wooden clapboard look. There are three class clap board styles: Double 4″ or 5” Clapboard and Double 5″ Dutchlap.
The inches refer to how much of the board is showing. Clapboard tends to be the most cost effective option, and to help you compare between lines and brands you’ll want to see how thick the siding panels are and what the manufacturers warranty is.
Typically in New England we find that most clients choose a Double 4” panel, but the options really are a personal style preference. (Insert photo of each type)
A common name for the shingle siding look is Cedar Impressions. Cedar Impressions is the brand name that Certainteed uses. And these styles of shingles are designed to look like cedar shingles with out the expense and heavy maintenance of wood. What’s good about this look is that it is typical New England. You’ll see these shingles on homes near the water where the owner wants and authentic look with out the authentic maintenance.
This type of siding is often more expensive then the clapboard option. And like with the clapboards to help you compare between lines and brands you’ll want to see how thick the siding panels are and what the manufacturers warranty is.
Insulated Vinyl Siding
Because wood studs make up ¼ of your home’s exterior –it’s like having one entire wall with no insulation. So many homeowners decide to go with Insulated siding panels because it can deliver up to 5 times the R-value of any other exterior siding product. From the outside it looks like standard clapboard siding on the back side custom contoured foam provided strength and rigidity for impact resistance, and can increase overall thermal performance of your wall by up to 30% helping to reduce your heating and cooling costs. It can also help prevent air infiltration to reduce drafts and absorb sound for reduced exterior noise infiltration.
Alside has a great line of indulated siding, in all styels of panel. Their Prodigy Line is truley the next generation of insulated siding.
So if it is time to get the exterior of the house spruced up please give Almar a call (781-826-2577) to talk about your wants, needs and budget and we’ll be happy to help direct you to the best product for you and your homes needs.