Siding & Trim
Cost, aesthetics, and durability are all factors to consider when selecting siding. Wendell Siding can help you sift through the options so that you make the best choices for your home. For example, paint offers a limitless choice of colors, but the house will need to be repainted over the years. On the other hand, vinyl siding will never need retouching, but it may come only in a fixed range of hues. Climate will also be a factor in your selection, since areas that are prone to damaging weather systems will likely need more durable siding. From start to finish, Wendell Siding can help make your decisions easier—and make your project a reality.
Hardie Plank Siding
A durable and high quality option is HardiePlank siding. This cellulose-cement mixture is more sturdy than vinyl and easier to clean than wood. This siding can be painted to any color and can look like wooden siding from a distance. As one of America’s top siding options, HardiePlank’s fire-resistance and 50 year warranty makes it easy to see why.
Another popular choice for exterior coverage, wood siding gives a natural look to your home and can easily be painted or stained in the color of your choice. Most wood siding is made from cedar, pine, spruce, redwood, cypress or Douglas fir. Wood siding can last for many years when properly treated, but doesn’t provide protection from fire like metal siding does.
If you want amazing durability and a classic look for your home, brick siding is the best option. Capable of lasting for centuries with proper care, brick provides excellent insulation for your home and can help protect it from fire. Today, you can find brick in a wide variety of colors to suit your home design needs. However, brick can be a bit pricier than other siding options.
A durable and long-lasting material, vinyl siding requires little maintenance other than a good washing to keep it looking fresh. Vinyl siding is generally less expensive than most other types of siding, but unless it’s of good quality may fade over time. If you live in a particularly windy area, look for guarantees about its durability in such conditions.
This siding option is a mix of cement, water and hard organic materials like lime or sand. The resulting paste is then applied to walls to create a seamless textured surface. Stucco can be manipulated to create designs and patterns to personalize your home. Genuine stucco is a remarkably durable form of siding while synthetic stucco is more susceptible to wear and tear. Stucco can be painted.
Vinyl Soffit protects the underside of your roof. It provides ventilation that prevents heat build-up and humidity from damaging your attic. You can also add soffit to the underside of staircases, cornices and beams to protect those areas from water damage.
Fascia is the vertical covering that connects the roof to the soffit. It’s the finished edge of the roof, to which gutters are attached. On a residential home, the fascia is usually built of aluminum or wood. Fascia can be painted to create an appealing contrast to roof and siding colors
Gutters protect your foundation from water damage by funneling any rain or snowmelt from the sides of your home. Without gutters, water would run down the exterior walls and pool around your home, leading to compromised foundations and leaky basements. Click here for more information about gutters and gutter guards.