When it comes to home siding replacement or installation, it is crucial to choose a reputable and skilled siding contractor. First State Building & Design is a leading provider of professional siding services. Our highly trained professionals are equipped with the knowledge and tools to handle any siding project, whether a complete replacement or a new installation. When you choose First State Building & Design as your siding contractor, you can rest assured that your home will receive top-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Don’t settle for anything less regarding the exterior of your home – trust the experts at First State Building & Design for all your siding needs.
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Siding Selection

Home siding design plays a crucial aspect in enhancing the overall exterior of a house. At First State Building & Design, we understand the importance of selecting the right siding style and design for your home. The siding not only acts as a protective barrier against weather elements but also contributes to the aesthetic appeal of your property. Our team of experts are is well-versed in different siding materials and can guide you in choosing the most suitable option for your specific needs and preferences. Whether you prefer a classic look or a modern design, we have a wide range of options to choose from.

Siding Brands

  • CertainTeed Siding
  • James Hardie Fiber Cement

Siding Styles

Horizontal Siding

The most common style, where siding panels or planks are installed parallel to the ground. It provides a classic and traditional look and is available in various materials such as vinyl, wood, fiber cement, and metal.

Vertical Siding

Involves installing siding panels or planks vertically. This style can create a unique and modern appearance. It’s often used to emphasize the height of a building or to add visual interest.

Shingle Siding

Mimics the appearance of traditional wooden shingles or shakes. It provides a rustic and textured look. Shingle siding can be made from various materials, including wood, vinyl, or fiber cement.

Board and Batten Siding

Siding consists of wide vertical boards (boards) with narrow strips (battens) covering the seams between them. This style can evoke a rustic or farmhouse aesthetic.

Brick Veneer Siding

Involves applying a layer of brick over the exterior surface of a house. It provides the appearance of solid brick construction. This style is often used for its classic and timeless look.

Stone Veneer Siding

Similar to brick veneer but with the use of thin, natural stone pieces or manufactured stone. It creates the appearance of solid stone construction and adds a natural, textured look to the home.

Half-Timbering Siding

Involves exposing the structural framing (timbers) of a house on the exterior. This style is often associated with Tudor or medieval architecture and can create a distinctive and decorative appearance.

Lap Siding

Also known as clapboard siding, involves overlapping horizontal boards. This style is commonly associated with traditional and colonial homes.

FAQ about Siding

The lifespan of siding depends on the material used. Vinyl siding can last 20-40 years, wood siding 20-30 years, and fiber cement siding 25-50 years. Factors such as climate and maintenance can also influence the longevity.

Signs include cracks, warping, rot, peeling paint, mold or mildew growth, and visible damage. If the siding is showing signs of wear or if energy bills are increasing, it may be time for inspection or replacement.

Regular cleaning with a soft brush or pressure washer can remove dirt and mold. For specific materials, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. Inspect for damage, and address issues promptly to prevent further deterioration.

Many types of siding can be painted. However, some materials like vinyl may require specialized paint. Consult with the siding manufacturer or a professional for recommendations on paint type and application.

Ensure proper insulation behind the siding, address any gaps or cracks, and choose energy-efficient materials. Adding an additional layer of insulation, such as foam board, can enhance energy efficiency.

Insulated siding provides additional thermal resistance, improving energy efficiency and reducing heating and cooling costs. It also enhances the impact resistance and durability of the siding.

Keep the siding clean, ensure proper drainage, and trim vegetation around the home to allow for adequate airflow. Address any water leaks promptly, and consider using mold-resistant siding materials.

Consider factors such as the architectural style of your home, the surrounding environment, and personal preferences. Many manufacturers offer visual tools or samples to help homeowners choose the right color and style for their siding.

Let us show you how you can make the most of your house with a renovation that’s ideal for your family. Contact First State Building & Design today.