CertainTeed Siding Styles
CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding
Looking for some new siding? CertainTeed has you covered. CertainTeed carries a wide variety of siding, in a wide range of colors and styles. Perhaps you’re looking to find yourself some new siding which better matches your brick? Or maybe you’re just looking for a repair and trying to find a color similar to what you already have. Either way, continue on to check out the various siding options available to you.
Your main two options are going to be vinyl and cement fiberboard, although if you are interested in actual wood siding, that is a possibility too. Unless you have a very special kind of house though, vinyl and cement fiberboard are our recommended options. Aluminum siding is on the table as well, but we’ve found that many people enjoy the maintenence-free properties of vinyl siding.
CertainTeed Cedar Shake Siding
CertainTeed Horizontal Siding
CertainTeed Vertical Siding
Vinyl siding is great. It’s relatively cheap, it looks great, carries virtually no maintenence, and can last a long time if installed properly. You can get your new vinyl siding in the color of your choosing, as they have a very wide selection to choose from. This means that even if you have a fading red brick, a new brown roof, and a bright green lawn, you’ll be able to find a color option that suits your tastes.
CertainTeed designs their vinyl siding in three (3) styles which include horizontal, vertical, and shake. Horizontal siding comes in long pieces and is installed in rows, whereas vertical siding is installed in columns.
Vinyl shake siding is pretty much what it sounds like. It is a type of siding that is crafted to appear to be similar to cedar shake siding. It is still made from vinyl resins, but it is pressed with actual cedar grain patterns to give it an even more authentic look. You get that rough wood look with all the benefits of vinyl siding, and none of the extra maintenence.
Fiber cement siding is another siding option, and it is made up of more durable materials. While it is considered by many installers to be a pain in the rear end, it is actually a great product. If installed properly and maintained, it can protect your home for decades.
If you are interested in learning more about fiber cement siding, keep this in mind: it is not cheap. Going with fiber cement as opposed to vinyl can easily double the material costs of the job. Your installer will probably charge extra as well. Make sure you get a good contractor to install this, and if possible check some of their previous work. An unexperienced contractor can quickly cause damage to your new siding before it is even installed.
However, if it is within your budget, and you believe you have a contractor with enough experience, fiber cement siding is a great choice. With many of the same color options and styles as vinyl siding, you should have no problem incorporating it into your home. Perhaps a nice beige with a wood grain texture would look nice on your home, or a non-textured (solid) blue perhaps?
For more information on various siding styles, check out CertainTeed’s different options such as vinyl and cement fiber board. Other siding manufacturer’s you may be interested in might be James Hardie products or the offerings over at Mastic.
*Interested in finding out more about what siding options are available to you? Call Dunlap Construction today at (586) 792 – 5926*