Expert Vinyl Siding and Steel Siding Installation
Of all the different exterior siding choices available today, steel and vinyl siding stand out for the excellent value they offer. Both of these materials shed moisture rather than absorbing it. They won’t support mold or mildew; nor will they succumb to moisture damage.
Steel and vinyl siding are designed to look good for many years, retaining their original color despite extreme exposure to the elements. And they deliver this impressive performance without requiring any maintenance. Your installation expense is your only expense.
Olneya Restoration Group provides professional installation of all types and colors of siding to improve the appearance of your home. Call us at 314.432.6100 or email us today for your free consultation.
Selecting the Right Siding
Durability is a primary factor in maintenance and cost. You may have to repair or possibly replace siding lacks durability and is easily damaged. Natural products can rot and crack from heat or cold, while some vinyl products can fade over time.
Appearance & Architectural Styling are a personal consideration when choosing your siding. Make sure the color, texture, and style of siding you select enriches your home’s look, not just protects your home from the elements.
Cost includes both material costs and labor costs. Consider both when evaluating different types and styles of siding. Installing a more durable style, for example, could actually be less expensive over the life span of your home.
Maintenance can be time consuming and should factor into your decision. Wood products require sealing or painting at regular intervals, but vinyl and steel require less maintenance.
Installation can vary from quick and easy to challenging and time-intensive, depending on the type of material.
Ability to Repair. When selecting siding, most homeowners don’t consider how easy or difficult it can be to repair. If you live in an area with extreme weather like St. Louis, it can be important. Every type of siding has a different installation method, so some can be easily fixed, while others must be replaced.
Steel siding has an impressive track record.
Fireproof and far more resistant to denting, bending and crimping than aluminum siding, steel siding has been in common use on houses since the 1950’s. Even before then, it proved its worth on farm and commercial buildings.
Steel siding is a green product, formed from American-made steel rather than from petroleum products. Unlike vinyl siding, steel siding can easily be recycled.
Today’s steel siding comes in a variety of popular colors and profiles. Horizontal and vertically oriented siding installations are possible. Thanks to a galvanizing treatment and a high-tech, multi-layer finishing process, today’s steel siding carries an unprecedented warranty against fading, corrosion and hail damage.
Vinyl siding can look as good as real wood.
Made primarily from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) resins, vinyl siding was first manufactured in the 1950s, but the widespread use of this siding material didn’t begin until the late 1970s.
Just like steel siding, vinyl siding offers the advantages of zero maintenance, immunity to mold and moisture damage along with plenty of styles and colors to choose from. In better-quality vinyl siding, a wood-grain surface texture can make the product look surprisingly like real wood. Better grades of vinyl siding also tend to be thicker, for improved rigidity and greater impact resistance.
Because PVC expands and contracts significantly in response to temperature changes, it can’t be solidly nailed to wall sheathing. Instead, each course of siding “floats” on slotted nailing fins.
Other Things To Consider
Don’t forget the windows!
An old window stands out like a sore thumb when a house gets new siding. Older windows also waste energy, compromise interior comfort and require regular painting. For the ultimate exterior makeover, consider having our premium vinyl replacement windows installed along with your new siding. Low-e, argon-filled insulated glass and advanced vinyl construction mean you’ll get maximum energy savings and totally maintenance-free windows.
Insulation helps reduce costs.
If you’re planning to have steel or vinyl siding installed, it’s smart to ask about rigid foam insulation that can be installed beneath or integrally with the siding. This added layer of insulation improves the R-value of your exterior walls, helping your house to retain heat during winter months, and keeping heat out during the cooling season. A layer of rigid foam insulation can be installed beneath the new siding, or you can buy your siding with the foam already attached to each siding course or panel. Well-crafted trim details complete your exterior transformation
The final touches.
The overall impression created by new siding is as much about trim details as it is about the siding itself. In a truly professional installation, the corner trim, J-channels, soffit panels, gutters and downspouts all look good together.
Compatibly colored caulks and sealants should also be used. Make sure to discuss these details along with your siding choices when planning your new siding installation.
For a siding consultation, contact Olneya Restoration Group today! We work in St. Louis, St. Charles, Florissant, Ballwin, St. Peters, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, Belleville, Clayton, Lemay, Olivette and nearby.