How We Provide You With The Best Siding
Siding helps protect the exterior of your home or business. We understand the importance of proper, quality siding and help you by providing the best materials and service. Here at Elite Roofing of Georgia, we offer both siding replacement and repairs. We can handle any siding job from vinyl siding, Hardie siding, and cedar siding. We also provide James Hardie color match siding for the perfect style match for your commercial or residential siding needs.
What Is Siding And Why It Matters
Also known as wall cladding, siding is the exterior material attached to the walls of a house or building. Like your roof, siding is a key barrier to keep you safe from rain, sun, snow, wind, heat, and cold. Siding can also be made to add to the style of your home when installed correctly and with care. Your siding should consist of weather-resistant material that is not quite as big as the wall covered, to allow for expansion and contraction of the materials due to temperature changes. If you want your home to remain free of any kind of damage, great siding along with a solid roof is what will help you do that.
Wood shingles and shakes
Preferred in cases where they add to a rustic aesthetic and can adapt to different, unique architectural styles. Despite their aesthetically pleasing nature, shingles and shakes are prone to rot, splinter, and are flammable. However, when maintained well, these shingles can last from 20-40 years. Maintenance in humid regions requires a fungicide/mildew retardant every few years.
Clapboard siding, wood plank or beveled wood siding
When installed correctly can give you decades of protection from the elements. Clapboard siding has an overlapping-board design which changes in thickness. The boards are thicker on one end than the other and shaped like a wedge. This type of siding has been around since colonial times and still has not lost its charm on the public.
Vertical board siding
Also known as board-and-batten siding, can be used by a variety of materials from vinyl to wood. Board-and-batten is a simplistic yet durable form of exterior siding system of gapped wide vertical siding boards. These boards have narrow overlying vertical battens to protect gaps. This style and technique is easy to repair and allows for natural expansion.
Also known as jointed horizontal siding, can be used in a variety of styles from Dutch-lap to log siding. This technique is one of the most common types of siding. This style leaves milled siding that will lie flat on your wall.
Wooden sheet siding
Such as plywood sheet siding, is only used sometimes for inexpensive buildings such as sheds. Some types of board-and-batten wood sheet siding may be thicker and can be used for buildings that need more support.
Other Materials Used For Siding
Typically comes in Vinyl or uPVC weatherboarding, usually imitates a wood clapboarding. Plastic siding is available in a number of styles and colors that can add to the aesthetic of your house. One complaint of vinyl siding is that it does not provide additional insulation for the building. Vinyl siding can only add insulation if an insulation material is added.
A form of siding that uses expanded polystyrene foam on the back of the siding, which allows it to insulate. Insulated siding is durable against the elements and designed to last 50 years or more. The foam also creates a product that is more wind resistant as the siding is now able to bounce back. It helps to make straighter lines when hung, while appearing more like the preferred wood siding, while also remaining low maintenance.
This siding gives a modern look and can be provided in a variety of colors and styles. Aluminum siding is great for areas that are more humid as the material reacts to air and creates aluminum oxide. This is a coating that seals the material to keep it from degrading and rusting. Steel siding is extremely durable, but will rust, especially in humid areas.
Stone and masonry siding
This siding can last up to 100 years and adds a certain charm to any home. This material also requires a low amount of maintenance, but it requires a larger charge upfront.
Varies in materials such as asphalt shingles, asbestos, fiberboard, hardboard, fiber cement, aluminium, can be used in shingle and clapboard siding styles. These materials can be manipulated in a way to appear like other material sidings that are harder to have in your specific area. The durability of these materials varies on the specific one you choose. The cost of composite siding also tends to be less than that of others.