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Trading in The Aluminum Siding on Your House

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If you’re considering replacing the siding on your home, check out our guide to home siding choices.  For more info on custom remodeling contact Peak today.Aluminum siding was once all the rage, but technology has drastically improved the way siding is made so that there are far better options on the market today. Aluminum dents easily and doesn’t last as long as we wish it would. The paint on aluminum tends to oxidize over time, as well, so you’ll need to repaint every few years. If you’re looking to find something better to replace your old siding, here are some ideas.

Vinyl

This option has probably become the most common siding choice of all. It’s easy to install, simple to maintain, and is quite hassle-free through its lifespan. Simply clean it off every few months to keep it looking shiny and new. The color is “baked in” so you never have to worry about the paint chipping off or having to repaint it. It’s available in a sea of colors, so you can create a custom look that’s perfect for just your home. It also tends to be quite affordable, which homeowners love. It’s the perfect choice for those who want a low-cost, hassle-free, and quality material for siding their house. To find out if vinyl is perfect for you, reach out to us here.

Fiber Cement

This option is great for those who really want the look of wood, without the big expense and maintenance requirements of wood. It’s made of cellulose fibers (usually wood-based), sand, and cement.  While it does indeed bring the beauty of the look of wood to your home, it might not be appropriate for all climates. Since it contains wood particles, excess moisture can cause it to peel. Additionally, it needs to be repainted every few years, as does wood. It tends to be a good option for those who really want wood siding, but are on a budget.

Composite

This option is perfect for homeowners who want the durability and ease of care that comes with vinyl, while also having a siding that looks a lot like wood. It’s made of PVC resin, crushed stone, and polymers. Since it doesn’t contain the cellulose fibers that fiber cements does, it isn’t affected by moisture. Therefore it’s an appropriate option for those that live in moist climates. The color is also part of the structure, so it doesn’t need to be repainted.

 

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