One of the most popular exterior remodeling projects to plan when warm weather hits the Twin Cities is siding replacement. From peeling paint to warped panels, there are plenty of reasons to get a fresh start with new, beautiful siding from The Construction Group. Or maybe you’re just ready to update the look of your home’s exterior! Whatever your reasons for investing in new siding, it’s one of the best things you can do for your home’s curb appeal and overall value.

In this post from The Construction Group, we’re taking a closer look at five siding types to consider for your new siding installation. To schedule your siding replacement services, give us a call.

1.   Cedar Siding

Cedar siding is a beautiful option if you love the natural look of wood siding. But unlike other types of cedar siding, cedar siding is not prone to common wood siding pitfalls like rotting, warping, bubbling, and splits. And thanks to its natural properties, cedar siding has a naturally high level of insulation built right into its DNA.

Cedar siding is also surprisingly durable for a natural siding option. In fact, cedar is more durable than many types of vinyl siding and is capable of holding up to some of the wild weather that comes our way in the Twin Cities area. Cedar is also valued for its natural pest resistance, which means you won’t have to worry about termite infestations costing you money down the road.

The most common types of cedar siding are Alaskan yellow cedar, red cedar, and white cedar. You can also choose from cedar shakes, planks, or shingles when deciding on a siding look for your new cedar exterior.

2.   LP SmartSide Engineered Wood Siding

If you love the idea of real wood siding but you want something that is manufactured for durability and performance, you can’t go wrong with LP SmartSide. LP SmartSide is engineered using wood, strengthening resin, zinc borate, and moisture-resistant waxes and then treated to withstand fungus, hail, termites, and extreme weather. It’s easy to install and even easier to maintain.

Unlike many other types of engineered siding, LP SmartSide doesn’t effloresce when it comes into contact with moisture. Efflorescence is a process where moisture can get into the siding where it causes the salts and minerals to dissolve within the substrate. After these elements have dissolved, solar radiation causes the siding to heat, evaporating the water trapped within it. Once this water escapes, the dissolved minerals appear on the siding surface, leaving it with an unattractive white deposit that indicates the siding is compromised. With LP SmartSide, you’ll never have to worry about encountering this issue.

3.   Vinyl Siding

For an affordable siding solution that looks great and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, quality vinyl siding is your best bet. Vinyl siding is one of America’s most popular siding options, and unlike painted siding, it won’t peel or fade over time. In fact, cleaning your vinyl siding is a simple matter of spraying it down with a garden hose and spot cleaning.

 

Vinyl siding is also a great way to get just about any look you want for your home since vinyl siding is incredibly versatile and available in a wide range of looks. Choose from board and batten, lap, or vertical lap siding in a number of profiles.

4.   Steel Siding

Steel siding is hands-down the most durable siding option on the exterior remodeling market today. Environmentally friendly, attractive, and energy-efficient, steel siding is available in a surprising array of colors and designs. And unlike the metal siding of the past, today’s steel siding comes in a wide range of profiles that can replicate the look of natural wood if that’s what you’re looking for.

But one of the best reasons to invest in steel siding is how long it lasts and how little effort you’ll need to put into siding maintenance as time goes by. When it comes to longevity, there is no better option than steel siding. Like vinyl siding, it won’t paint, chip, flake, or peel. But unlike vinyl siding, it will last almost indefinitely.

5.   Fiber Cement Siding

If your goal is to install new siding and then never think about it again, you should consider going with fiber cement siding. Fiber cement is engineered using Portland cement and wood pulp to create a natural look that’s one of the most durable siding options on the market. When it comes to fire and impact resistance, fiber cement siding is one of the best types of siding available today. It won’t warp when exposed to solar radiation, and it’s rated to stand up to contact with direct flames for longer than many other types of siding materials.

Schedule Your Siding Replacement Services

Are you ready to check out siding options for your Twin Cities area home? Whether your siding is beginning to look worn or you’re simply ready for a home exterior update, we’ve got you covered at The Construction Group. Contact our Twin Cities siding replacement services at 651-731-5857 or connect with us online today.