Siding Repair and Installation
Siding provides a barrier for your home between you and the elements and protects your investment. Nordic is one of the area’s best siding installers and offers both siding repair and new siding installation. Call Nordic Home Solutions for a free siding cost estimate on your next project.
Modern home repairs, replacements, and siding to freshen your home and make it look brand-new. Your home is the most expensive investment you’ll probably ever make and your siding is technically the rapping on that gift. If you’re looking for new siding whether it’s vinyl, wood, pine or cedar, wood shingle, engineered wood, or stone veneer siding, let Nordic Home Solutions offer tips and suggestions and a free quote for replacing and updating your home’s siding.
Types of Siding
There are several different types of siding depending on the home style and your budget. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we focused primarily on vinyl and wood siding. Here are some of the benefits, advantages, and disadvantages to different types of siding.
This is probably the most common type of siding, especially on newer homes and when replacing siding. It offers great value for your budget, it’s tough, long-lasting, and easy to install. You can choose from a wide variety of styles and colors including products that even look like wood grained lap siding, shingles, and stone. The color of the siding is part of the material some dings, scuffs, and scratches don’t even show and routine cleaning with a brush and hose is all you’ll need.
Wood siding is traditional but it does need a little bit of maintenance. It comes in a variety of styles and designs and includes board and batten, shakes, shingles, and clapboard. It offers a natural appearance with timeless beauty.
Pine and Cedar
Pine and Cedar are two main wood species used for exterior siding. There are several different styles of cedar such as white cedar, red cedar, yellow cedar, and pine, while although affordable, doesn’t necessarily resist rot and insects like cedar dust. Cedar is also more stable and it won’t expand or contract like pine.
Some types of wood siding can even be installed over existing siding. Installing wood shingle siding over older clapboard siding can be an option but it’s better to remove old siding prior to installing any new. Wood shingle siding requires refinishing ever 4 to 6 years depending on the type of finish you use so while it offers a unique look, it can require more maintenance.
Engineered wood siding offers many of the aesthetic benefits of regular wood siding but without some of the downsides. Being made of robust materials it is more durable and has a more consistent looking finish. Additionally, it may be more cost effective, particularly during spikes in lumber prices.
If you’re looking for the design and appeal of stone or stucco, adding the stone veneer to your home might be the option. This can be a nice upgrade for concrete foundation walls and it is often installed on the lower half of main level walls or other features such as pillars, fireplace surrounds, and interior walls. It may look authentic but it’s made from Portland cement and other natural materials baked in a textured mold that can simulate the appearance of natural stone. Once installed, stone veneer needs very little maintenance but you may need to fill cracks that appear over time.
This composite material is made from cement and cellulose fibers compressed and formed into different siding products such as panels, battens, and boards. Its moisture and rot resistant, noncombustible, pest resistant, and weather resistant. It’s also referred to as hardy board and features a 15 year warranty.
While there are many options, it can be a little overwhelming. Let Nordic Home Solutions discuss pros and cons to each of these, what fits into your budget, and what type of maintenance you want to undertake over the next 10 to 15 years. Each of these siding options has their own appeal but perhaps only one is the right option for you. Contact us today and we’ll help you make the best choice possible.