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A Guide to Siding Options for Your Home

When visitors drop by your home, your siding is the first thing they see. But siding is so much more than just curb appeal–it’s your home’s first protection against the elements. When the Missouri weather throws you a curveball, your siding has your back, keeping the great outdoors where it belongs: outdoors.

So when you’re choosing siding, you’re making more than an aesthetic choice. You’re making an investment in your home’s long-term health.

Not sure where to begin? Here’s what you need to know about some of the most popular siding options on the market in our area.

James Hardie Siding

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Hardie Board siding is not a material type, but a brand name. This type of siding is a broad term for fiber cement siding made by James Hardie Building Products, including the popular HardiePlank product.

In general, fiber cement siding is made of Portland cement, cellulose fiber, ground sand, and other additives. The combination of cement and sand means that Hardie Board siding is highly flame-resistant, and unlike wood siding, it’s not susceptible to rot.

This mix also means that Hardie Board siding is one of the most versatile home siding options. It can resemble wood clapboards or shingles, depending on the homeowner’s preference. Plus, the available colors are entirely up to you! James Hardie ColorPlus technology allows you to get the best quality color for your home in almost endless options.

And for homeowners who prefer as little maintenance as possible, you’re in luck. Hardie Board siding is super easy to clean and usually requires only a garden hose to wash off any dirt or debris.

Vinyl Siding

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Another popular siding option is vinyl. It’s inexpensive, widely available, and low maintenance.

Think of vinyl like a second skin for your house, serving as your first line of defense against the elements and the deciding factor in your home’s appearance. It’s made to resemble wood planks, but instead uses polyvinyl chloride (PVC) strips. That handy material makes vinyl one of the most inexpensive house siding options on the market.

Unfortunately, it can also dictate your color options. Unlike Hardie, which can be painted, vinyl has its color manufactured right into the material itself. This makes it completely homogenous, but it also means that repainting vinyl is not recommended. If you want the color changed, you’ll need to replace your siding entirely.

Choosing Between Siding Options?

We know that siding options are an investment, not just in your home’s look but in your home’s overall health and value for years to come. So when it’s time to replace your siding, whether you’re interested in the industry’s leading James Hardie Siding or tried and true vinyl siding, we’re the experts who can help you do it right. Our approach is simple: treat your customers right, take care of their homes, and deliver a great service, every time.

Our work speaks for itself.

If you’re looking into siding options for your home, let us start your new chapter on the right note. Contact us today to get the best siding solution for your home.

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