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Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. Therefore, it’s important to properly protect it and maintain its appearance. One of the ways to do this is to install beautiful, durable vinyl siding. However, correct product installation is necessary to reap the many benefits and to validate the manufacturer’s warranty. When looking for vinyl siding contractors who have many years of experience, choose Xterior LLC.
Xterior has over 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement industry. A family-owned and operated company, we’re also BBB-accredited. We proudly offer vinyl siding from ABC Supply Co. Inc., one of the largest suppliers of quality vinyl products. In addition, we have years of experience installing siding. Our installers are educated in the latest techniques and use the newest tools available. Thus, your new siding will look beautiful and protect your home for many years.
Protecting your home is not something you can delay. But with recent financial insecurities caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, you may not be sure you can afford new siding. That’s why we offer financing options with an easy approval process. Simply answer a few easy questions and we’ll quickly find a financing solution for you. Additionally, we’ll give you a free no-obligation estimate. Call us today at 336-329-3667 to speak to one of our friendly customer service staff members. They are there to answer your questions and schedule a free estimate.
Typically, most people only think of siding in terms of beauty. Without a doubt, siding adds beauty to your home. But siding is more than just another pretty face, to coin a phrase. Siding also has a function and a very important one at that.
The primary purpose of exterior siding is to protect the exterior walls and interior of your home. Mother Nature can be harsh attacking your home with rain, snow, hail, sleet, wind, and other strong elements. Siding needs to keep both the inside of your home and your exterior walls safe from damage.
Primarily, water can be very damaging to your home. Should your siding fail to prevent moisture from penetrating to the sheathing, you could face severe structural damage. Water can cause rotted sheathing, mold growth, or damage to your foundation. All of these add up to very expensive repairs.
So, choosing the right siding and contractor can have a huge impact on protecting your home. A poor installation of new siding can result in all the issues you’re trying to avoid. This includes water penetration and mold growth. But it also includes issues like buckling or warping from nailing vinyl too tightly. An experienced contractor, like Xterior, knows exactly the correct method to install your siding to validate your warranty.
Admittedly, it may seem cheaper to paint your wood siding. After all, the average price for painting your exterior is about $2500. While the average price of new vinyl siding is more than that, depending on the size of your home. However, over many years, vinyl siding is cheaper. This is because painting your exterior, even with quality paint, generally lasts only a few years. Whereas vinyl siding can last up to 40 years or more. In the same time frame, you’ll have to repaint your wood siding many times. Furthermore, each time you’ll also need to scrape off the old paint and repair any damage.
According to HomeAdvisor, the cost to paint your exterior ranges from $0.50 to $3.50 per foot. While vinyl siding may cost you from $2-$7 per square foot, you will save money in the long run. Over the years, the cost of scraping, repairing damage and repainting will cost many times the cost of vinyl siding. Additionally, you will have no maintenance over the years, except for an annual washing to keep it looking clean and new.
If you choose to install insulated vinyl siding, you can make your home more energy-efficient. Insulated vinyl siding prevents a process known as thermal bridging. Each one of your walls consists of 25% wood studs. These wall studs are in contact with the exterior siding causing heat to flow from warmer to cooler areas. So, in the winter, heat flows out while in the summer, heat flows in. Thus, you’ll have higher energy bills as your HVAC works hard to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
However, insulated siding prevents this loss of heat. By covering the wall studs with insulation, the heat transfer no longer occurs. Moreover, the Department of Energy recommends using insulated vinyl siding when you’re replacing your siding. Keep in mind that your energy savings will depend on many factors including your HVAC system and climate.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is the number 1 choice for exterior cladding. Probably the biggest reason vinyl siding is popular is its cost effectiveness. When compared to all other siding choices, it’s the least expensive. And not only are upfront costs cheaper, but the long-term maintenance on vinyl siding is lower as well. There’s no need to scrape or paint, and no necessary repairs. A once a year cleaning with a mild detergent and garden hose is all that is necessary.
Furthermore, vinyl siding is durable and long-lasting. Manufacturers make vinyl to withstand sun, rain, and wind. Additionally, vinyl siding is impact, scratch, moisture, and insect-resistant. Plus, vinyl siding is a sustainable choice. Throughout its life, vinyl siding has 79% less impact on global warming than fiber cement and 85% less than brick. Also, contractors can recycle 99% of scrap to the manufacturing process of other products.
Moreover, today’s manufacturing technology produces vibrant colors that won’t fade. In fact, many manufacturers offer fade-resistant warranties – even on darker colors. At Xterior, our vinyl products come with a limited lifetime transferable warranty with ColorHold® fade protection.
Versatility is another reason why vinyl siding is so popular. There are over 400 colors available including neutral tans and grays to bold reds and deep blues. Styles and textures include board & batten, clapboard, beaded seam, shake, and shingle. The color choices combined with a dozen texture and style profiles make the possibilities almost endless.
Moreover, by trimming your exterior in vinyl, your siding will be maintenance-free and beautiful. Trim will give your home extra protection against the weather while creating the perfect finished look. Using different colors and styles of trim, you can highlight the lines of your home. Furthermore, you never have to worry about rotting, peeling, or fading.
Often, homeowners will think there is one best color for their home. Certainly, it’s true that some colors work better on a particular style home. However, usually there are several great options to complement your home. If you want to boost curb appeal to sell your home, pick beige, light blues, grays, or light brown. Above all, have fun when choosing your colors. Your home should be an expression of your unique taste.
When trying to decide on your exterior color, there are some guidelines to help you choose. For instance, shades of red are warm, giving off a bright, energetic appearance. While blues and greens are cool colors invoking calm, peace, and serenity. Then there’s the shade or tint of each color.
Choosing a lighter tint or darker shade of a color also changes your home’s appearance. For example, while dark colors make your home seem smaller, they also command attention. This is where trim can showcase the attractive aspects of your house. If there’s an area you’re looking to accentuate, use a darker color. On the other hand, light colors make a house seem larger and work well on bigger homes.
Another consideration is the color of your roof. Whatever siding color you choose, it should blend nicely with your roof. Also, the color of your neighbors’ homes will give you clues. Typically, house styles and architecture are similar within a region. By looking at the color of similar homes, you can see what will look good on your home.
Need some help in choosing a color for your siding? Call us today at 336-329-3667 to speak to one of our design specialists. We’ve helped many homeowners transform their home into their dream home with vinyl siding. You can see some of our projects here.
Although different versions have been around for about 100 years, modern fiber cement has been around since the mid-1980s. Fiber cement is a mix of sand, cement, and cellulose (wood) fiber that’s durable and long lasting. It’s manufactured to resemble wood, stone, or brick at a much lower price.
But let’s take a look at some of the problems associated with fiber cement siding. While fiber cement siding is less maintenance than wood, it does require some painting. Generally, you may only need to paint every 15 years rather than every 3 – 5. However, this is largely dependent on how much the color fades. Additionally, fiber cement can absorb water, causing mold problems.
Moreover, installing fiber cement is labor intensive driving up labor costs. Panels are much heavier resulting in higher shipping costs and requiring more manpower for installation. Plus, fiber cement contains a health hazard, silica dust. Sand, one of the ingredients in fiber cement, is an example of crystalline silica. Cutting fiber cement releases silica dust into the air. Even a very small amount can cause serious and even fatal illnesses. Thus, contractors need extra safety precautions when installing fiber cement driving up costs.
Keeping your family safe and protected is your top priority. One of the ways to do this is to maintain your exterior siding. It’s the first line of defense in safeguarding your home. So, choose your contractor carefully when it’s time to replace your siding. Only quality products with a superior installation can provide the protection you need. When searching for vinyl siding contractors in North Carolina, choose Xterior LLC.
We offer a workmanship guarantee in addition to labor and material warranties. Plus, we’re fully-insured to protect you. With our focus on customer satisfaction, we offer worry-free ownership of your new siding.
Moreover, we have financing options with a fast and easy pre-approval process so you can afford your new siding today. We offer 0% interest rate, low monthly payments, or 0% down payment. Also, we give discounts to military, seniors, teachers and first responders.
With offices in High Point, Raleigh, and Wilmington, we serve most of the North Carolina area. Plus, we also offer roof and window replacement as well as building decks and fences. So, give us a call at 336-329-3667 for your free no-obligation estimate.