If you’re in the market for a new siding project, you may be wondering what the best option is. There are a few different types of siding to choose from: engineered wood, fiber cement, and vinyl. Each type of siding has its own unique set of benefits. In this blog post, Watergate Roofing will discuss the pros and cons of each type of siding so that you can make an informed decision about what’s best for your home.
Engineered Wood Siding
Did you know that engineered wood siding (EWS) is gaining popularity? EWS is a type of siding that is made from wood fibers and strands that are bonded together with resin. This makes it more durable and resistant to rot, pests, and fire than traditional wood siding. It also has the added benefit of being eco-friendly because it is made from renewable resources.
EWS is available in a variety of colors and styles to match any home’s aesthetic. It is also easy to install and maintain. One downside of EWS is that it can be expensive, but it will last longer than other types of siding, so you’ll save money in the long run.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding (FCS) is another popular option for homeowners. FCS is made of water, fly ash, portland cement, and wood pulp. It’s the only type of siding that combines the look of masonry with the finished look of painted wood clapboards, shingles, or brick. Homeowners who go with FCS usually enjoy a low-maintenance exterior that is rot-, fire-, and termite-proof.
Furthermore, this siding can be stained or painted in any color, often before it’s even installed on the house. However, it can be more costly than some of your other options. So, if the budget is tight, this may not be the right solution for you, right now.
Another low-maintenance, durable option is vinyl siding. Vinyl comes in various colors, giving homeowners ultimate flexibility in exterior aesthetic. Vinyl siding is made from polyvinyl chloride resin, or what’s commonly referred to as PVC. It’s often a cost-effective solution in that it’s both affordable and can help homeowners cut energy costs. That’s right! Vinyl is a great option for siding because it prevents the escape of heat from a home.
However, vinyl does tend to burn quickly and its planks do need to be replaced if they’re ever broken or chipped. This is something many people understand when choosing such an option.
Turn to Experts You Can Trust
Watergate Roofing has been serving Indianapolis, IN, residents for almost a decade. As a women-owned business, we’re proud to offer quality services, including the installation of new siding for your home or business. We even offer commercial roof inspections, residential roof inspections, and roofing replacements of all types. To request your inspection for free, pick up the phone and call us at (317) 807-6637.