What CSR&E Can Do For You
Installing new siding on your home is one of the very best things you can do to protect your investment, while also improving curb appeal and value. However, an investment in quality home siding is only worthwhile if the siding is installed correctly. Installing siding on your house can be a tricky endeavor. So, it’s a good idea to hire an experienced siding contractor to do the work for you.
Choosing a reputable siding contractor and choosing from the different types of siding are generally the first big decisions to be made. There are several materials to choose from such as vinyl, wood, stucco, brick, or aluminum.
For the best siding installation results, turn to Colorado Superior Roofing & Exteriors. We have the expertise and knowledge to make sure your siding job is completed with the utmost care and attention.
We not only offer the best siding installation but other home improvements as well. We are your leading provider of Siding Installation, Roofing and Exterior Painting. Contact us today to give your home a fresh look and increase its value.
Siding Repair & Replacement
Although we repair all types of siding, when it comes to full replacement of the siding on a home, we do not recommend vinyl siding for the Colorado market. Vinyl is made of PVC- Polyvinyl chloride-which is in the red list of building materials to avoid. Not only is it highly susceptible to hail and wind damage, but there are often issues with color fading, warping from sun exposure, cracking and moisture intrusion from Colorado’s extreme weather.
A better option is fiber cement siding, which is one of the most popular siding materials in North America. Fiber cement boards are constructed from a mixture of wood fibers and cement. Fiber cement can be molded and cut into many different types of boards, so you will have multiple choices regarding the width of your boards, vertical vs. horizontal siding, various textures, as well as the colors.
Fiber cement boards are made in factories and are typically painted as part of the production process. The paint is applied evenly and is baked into the fibers, making it very durable while saving time painting it.
Choosing the right contractor to install your siding pays off in the end. Your contractor choice can make the difference between enjoying durable siding with a long lifespan and having to call another professional to fix your previous contractor’s mistakes. Make sure your contractor has a good reputation with both customer reviews and the BBB and has the experience to get the job done right the first time.
The 6 Steps in Your Siding Installation Project
1. Preparing Your Home
During your siding replacement, you may experience vibrations on your interior walls. To prevent damage, it’s a good idea to remove shelves (or items on them) and pictures that may fall.
It may also be helpful to clear your driveway to allow construction workers better access to place dump trailers and tarps that will be used to gather and haul away your old siding and other construction debris. Moving your vehicles away from your home will also prevent damage from loose debris. Also, please keep your children and pets away from the worksite.
2. Removing Old Siding
3. Wall Preparation and Inspection
Before installing the new siding, our professional crew will assess your exterior walls and repair them if necessary. This is an important step that ensures the new siding can be correctly installed. The appearance and stability of the new siding are dependent upon the condition of the walls.
During the inspection of your home, your project manager may discover some damage, signs of rot, or asbestos in your home. Another potential issue that can’t be discovered until the old siding has been removed is whether the sheathing underneath the old siding has deteriorated. Issues like these will have to be rectified before your siding project can be completed and may increase the cost of your project. In the event any of these issues are discovered, your project manager will photo document them and discuss your options with you prior to doing any additional work.
4. Installing Insulation
5. Installing the New Siding
Installing fiber cement siding is similar to other siding projects but it typically takes a bit of extra work and may take a little longer. Like other types of siding, fiber cement is installed against a protective layer and nailed into the studs. The toughness of fiber cement siding calls
for tougher tools. The cutting of fiber cement boards for corners and proper lengths requires tougher saws and tools than siding made of vinyl or wood.