New siding options for your Douglas home

Thinking about installing a new roof on your Worcester area home?  While you are taking care of exterior maintenance and upkeep, consider examining your Sutton home’s siding as well.  Does the siding look a little long in the tooth, rife with split boards, cracked wood and peeling paint?  If so, Dudley, MA-based LJ Construction offers this primer on home siding options.

Wood Siding – The old standby, wood siding gives your Central Massachusetts home a classic look.  Whether you are looking for shingles or clapboards, new wood siding can enhance the colonial New England charm of your home.  Wood siding is usually manufactured from cedar, a naturally rot- and insect-resistant material.  Although wood siding requires periodic painting and maintenance, it can last for generations with proper care.

Vinyl Siding – With a low initial cost and ease of installation, vinyl siding has been a popular synthetic siding choice for decades.  Although relatively low maintenance when new, the plastics can fade and become chalky in color over time and some homeowners dislike its general appearance.

Fiber Cement Siding – This composite material offers perhaps the best compromise between durability, ease of installation, and cost for Douglas homeowners.  A synthetic mix of wood pulp and portland cement, fiber cement siding is highly resistant to moisture, termites and rot.  It accepts paint well but needs repainting less frequently than wood siding.  Finally, fiber cement siding is available in a wide range of styles and textures.

LJ Construction has many years of experience in installing new siding.  Contact us today for a free estimate or to discuss the best new siding options for your Webster or Oxford area home.