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House Siding: Questions and Answers

House Siding: Questions and Answers

With the myriad of different products on the market today, homeowners have more choices for siding than ever before. This also leads to more questions than ever before about their installation, durability, longevity, and appearance.

How Can I Tell if My Current Siding Needs to Be Replaced?

Signs of siding that is beginning to go bad include things like fungus, separation at the seams, warping, and moisture appearing on the inside of your home. If you have vinyl or aluminum siding, individual planks may need to be replaced if they are severely dented or cracked.

Does All My Siding Need to Be Replaced, or Just Some?

Often siding problems only affect a small portion of the planks. This is particularly true for vinyl and aluminum siding, but can also be true for some wood siding installations as well. In many cases, individual boards can be removed and replaced without disturbing the ones around them. Keep in mind, however, that it can sometimes be difficult to match color on the new planks to the old ones.

What’s the Best Siding for My Home?

The best siding for your home will be dictated by a number of things such as your neighborhood association, the type and age of your home, and what your neighbors have installed. It can also be affected by your maintenance needs and budget.

How Long Does it Take to Have New Siding Installed?

The length of time your new siding will take to be installed depends largely on the size of your home and the type of siding you have. Vinyl siding can go up in about two days, while some types of wood siding can take as long as 2 weeks. Remember that it will also take time to remove the old siding, and replace the house wrap if necessary, and that if you are having wood siding installed, that this will need to be painted, which can add to the timeframe.

Does Siding Installation Affect the Interior of the Home?

Sometimes installing the new siding may cause things to rattle and shake indoors, which may shift some pictures on your walls. Otherwise, it should be fairly uninvasive.

Does Vinyl Siding Offer any Insulating Value on the Home?

No, vinyl does not offer insulating value unless you have insulation installed along with it.

Do You Have to Paint Fiber Cement or Hardiplank Siding?

Yes, all fiber cement products do need to be painted, however some types of Hardiplank can be ordered with the color already applied to the planks, which can save time at installation.

Is All the Old Siding Removed Before Installation Begins?

Ideally, no; only as much siding as can be replaced in a reasonable amount of time should be removed from your home during the installation process. This way, if the job needs to be continued over several days, your home is not left bare to the elements.

Is Removing All the Old Siding Necessary?

Removing all of the old siding is not always necessary when your home is being resided. It depends on what has been previously installed, what you are having installed now, and what shape your siding is currently in.


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