Putting new siding on your home is a major undertaking. The outside of your house is the first thing someone sees when they arrive. New siding can make your house look like it is brand new. Some things to consider when selecting new siding for your home is the architectural style of your house, the neighborhood, the type of material and whether it can withstand the climate in your area, and the environmental impact of the material itself.
There are many types of siding to pick from. Each has good features and some disadvantages.
- Wood Siding - Advantages are: durability, beauty, natural look, color can be changed easily by repainting or restaining, environmentally friendly when being disposed of, easy to reapair and install, some insulation value. Disadvantages are: requires painting and staining, needs regular maintenance such as repainting or cleaning, can rot from algae, mildew, or moss if left unattended.
- Vinyl Siding - Advantages are: cost effective, easy to maintain, comes in a variety of colors, no repainting. Disadvantages are: no insulation value, may be damaged by severe storms, difficult to repair, color choices are limited, not environmentally friendly when being disposed of.
- Steel or Aluminum Siding - Advantages are: durable, fireproof, aluminum is good in coastal environments, steel is good where hail is a problem. Disadvantages are: more costly than vinyl, difficult to repair, limited colors, not much insulation value.
- Masonry - Advantages are: many choices, including stucco, brick, stone, and fiber cement; durable; long lasting; low maintenance; distinctive appearance. Disadvantages: expensive, requires professional installation, synthetic stucco is known to have problems.
Whatever type of siding you decide on, you will need a licensed NJ Contractor to put it up for you. Joseph Hamilton Construction Builders is a Certainteed Five Star Vinyl Siding Contractor and is a fully insured New Jersey Contractor. The Certainteed Five Star Vinyl Siding status means that you are getting the latest technology and installation practices, insuring a quality job by a real professional. Being an Owens Corning Preferred contractor is another plus to use Joseph Hamilton Construction Builders.
Contact Joseph Hamilton Construction at (201) 955-0400 or by filling out the form below.