A Quick Primer On the Best Siding For Your Family's Home

Your siding is rotten.

Hopefully that's not true! But with the constant barrage of wind, weather, sunshine, fungus, and insects, chances are that if your home is a few decades old, at least part of the siding has succumbed to the forces of nature and began to rot, opening the door for expensive and extensive systemic problems down the road. It's now a problem, and you have to fix it. 

What's the best way? By addressing the original causes for rot- weather it was lack of proper flashing, maybe a little too much time going by without a fresh coat or paint, or a crew of termites or other wood-destroying insects with a bad case of the munchies. Every siding repair/replacement job that RPS does includes proper flashing, so let's move on to a big decision: product.

The two types of siding that RPS installs the most are James Hardie Fiber-cement, and vinyl. Vinyl has fallen out of vogue in recent years, however it does have it's benefits. We'll get to that later. 

Primarily, RPS Remodeling installs James Hardie, and specifically, we install the color-plus line. Why? Well, imagine you could get a craftsman, artisan look to the exterior of your home that was fire-resistant, weather-resistant, insect and fungus resistant, and to top it off, you won't have to paint it for at least 15 years. Sounds like the total package, right? We agree!

Of course, we still install a few vinyl siding projects a year. It's an insulated panel, so if your walls are under-insulated, it can help (not as much as re-insulating your walls, but a little.) and it has a tough-to-beat warranty- we're talking the life of your home. No more painting, ever! If eliminating maintenance  in the extreme long-term is your #1 priority, then vinyl is for you.

To get a free consultation and estimate for your project, please click the "get a quote" link above! We'd love to chat with you.

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