Siding plays a key role in the overall appearance and aesthetic of your home. In addition to curb appeal your siding also serves a very practical purpose, protection of your home. The level of protection you receive from your siding is determined by a couple of factors. The first factor is the installation, a shoddy installation will decrease the ability of your siding to protect your home from the elements. Ardmor Construction believes in quality installation which is why we stand behind all workmanship with a 10-year warranty. We also believe education is important to ensuring products are installed correctly, which is why we are a VSI Certified Installer as well as members of the Hardie Contractor Alliance. The other factor which determines the level of protection you receive from your siding is the actual products installed. Each product we install has its own unique set of benefits, which is why at Ardmor Construction our representatives are each trained to help you determine the very best product for your current situation. Below is a brief description of each of the products we install:
Vinyl siding is the most popular type of siding in our market due to its minimal maintenance and reasonable cost. Vinyl siding is made from two parts, a base and a cap stock. The two parts of the siding while invisible to the naked eye both serve important roles. The base makes up most of the panel providing the strength and shape. The cap while it is smaller in size serves a very important role, protecting the base from the UV rays of the sun. Vinyl siding has come a long way from when it was first developed in the 1960’s, many manufactures today use acrylic in their cap stock which acts as a much better sunscreen than what was used in the past. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are shake, horizontal and vertical panels. Many homeowner’s want to refresh the look of their home and one effortless way to do this is to install a vertical or shake panel in the gables. The additional cost is minimal and gives an appearance like many of the new homes on the market.
Another option that is becoming more popular in our market is steel siding. Steel siding provides superior weather resistance and is also fairly low-maintenance. A frequent question we get about steel siding is does it rust? The answer to that is no, all the products we sell offer a warranty against rust. The reason they can offer this warranty is because of their advanced paint technology. Steel siding comes in a variety of paint colors and can be painted if at any point you decide to change the color of your siding. Like vinyl siding steel siding comes in shake, horizontal and vertical panels.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is being featured on many higher end new construction homes and for good reason, it is durable, low maintenance and a certified green product. Its appearance is similar to wood however, unlike wood it resists rot, woodpeckers, hail and fire. One trend we see in new homes that works well with fiber cement is using trim around the windows. The fiber cement manufactured today has been designed to withstand the weather extremes Minnesota homes experience. For homeowners wanting the curb appeal of fiber cement siding without the corresponding price tag a great option is to install fiber cement on the front of the home and vinyl on the remaining sides. We sell JamesHardie siding which comes in a variety of colors and profiles. If you are seriously considering JamesHardie Siding on your home we suggest you visit the link below as well as call our office and ask to set up an appointment with one of our representatives that has been trained to quote this specialty product.