Vinyl Siding is another great service that Robert Moore Construction provides in the Tulsa County area. Vinyl Siding paired with aluminum trim on trim boards can transform the outside of your home. In addition to adding desired curb appeal, it requires little to no maintenance. Compared to other forms of siding, that alone is a huge improvement. Minimal maintenance is a big deal, allowing you to spend more time doing the things you want to do.
In general, our brand of choice is CertainTeed. Our team has been installing CertainTeed products for years, and we are still impressed by their performance. However, if there is a certain product you would prefer that isn’t manufactured by CertainTeed, our team would still be more than happy to install that product for you at no extra charge. If you were to ask me for roofing and siding products I recommend, the answer would be, without a doubt, CertainTeed. I have found that CertainTeed has never failed to deliver superb products.
Vinyl siding has been around for decades and has always been a quality product that protects a house against all the elements of the great outdoors. There are 3 primary reasons why homeowners choose vinyl siding. The first reason is maintenance. Over time, many homeowners grow weary of the inevitability of replacing and repainting wood siding. This ongoing process can consume a considerable amount of your hard-earned time and money. With vinyl siding, there is virtually no maintenance required. On occasion, power washing may be needed if you have a lot of trees nearby. The second reason is longevity; vinyl siding can easily last over 20 years. Vinyl siding is made out of PVC, a durable product used to produce a variety of building materials including trim and decking materials. Unlike wood products, PVC lasts for years and does not rot. The last reason why homeowners choose vinyl siding is for its aesthetics. Vinyl siding comes in array of colors and styles. Aluminum trim, which accents the vinyl siding, has just as many color options to choose. The combinations of siding and aluminum trim colors are seemingly never-ending. Vinyl siding comes in three primary styles— clapboard, dutchlap, or siding that resembles wood shake. Clapboard is siding that has a flat look, and dutchlap has an inward bend at the top. These provide two different looks. If you wanted something a little more elegant, CertainTeed’s Cedar Impressions could be right for you. Cedar Impressions resemble wood shake siding. It’s just another option based upon your style preferences. Because these terms may still seem abstract or difficult to visualize, we are pleased to provide you with a sample of each style so that you can get a better idea of which one you prefer.
Siding does take more time to install compared to gutters and roofing mainly because siding is a much more detailed process. Installing aluminum trim around a window or a door frame is a tedious process as each piece must be custom bent and then cut to fit. Additionally, there are many components to install such as house wrap, j-channel, starter, and—of course—the siding. Most siding jobs will take one week to install. Larger jobs can take 2 weeks or more.
Vinyl siding is an excellent product and can withstand most elements like high winds and rain. Nevertheless, there is a limit to what vinyl siding can handle. In Oklahoma, hail, tornadoes, and high winds are quite common. As siding gets older, storms can start to cause issues with vinyl siding. Hail can chip the bottom edge of siding, and it can crack any place on the siding if it is large enough or driven by strong winds. Winds can blow pieces of siding off if they are strong enough or if the siding was improperly installed. After these storms have occurred, it’s a good idea to assess the possible damage to your property. As previously mentioned, siding can last over 20 years. During this time period, it is possible that manufacturers have dis-continued a particular style or color. Additionally, the color of vinyl siding does fade from weathering. A brand-new piece of siding in a particular color may not match what is currently on the home because the elements have caused the color to fade. If a storm has caused damage to your siding and if one of these applies, a complete replacement may be recommended through your insurance company.
If you have wood siding that you’re tired of painting and replacing boards, or you know that your current siding is due for replacement, let us know and we’ll be happy to come out to give you a price to replace or repair if needed. Also, we can come out and do an assessment to see if full replacement of your current siding would be warranted through your insurance company.