Many Central Massachusetts homeowners take the time to think about whether they might need a new roof or repairs. As another critical portion of your building’s envelope, however, your siding also deserves attention. If you need to replace old, weathered siding on your Worcester area home, LJ Construction in Dudley offers this quick primer on some of the more common residential siding varieties.
- Wood Siding – Whether installed in an intricate shingle pattern or in traditional clapboards, wood siding provides the classic New England siding look. Cedar is the usual material for wooden shingles or clapboards, although spruce or redwood are available. Despite its elegant look, wood siding requires periodic repainting but can last for a very long time with proper maintenance. Combined with a new roof of architectural shingles, though, wood shingles or clapboards provide a classic look for Central Massachusetts homeowners.
- 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 – Combining durability and ease of installation, fiber cement siding offers perhaps the best compromise of siding materials. A synthetic mix of wood pulp and portland cement, fiber cement siding is highly resistant to water, termites and rot. It readily accepts standard paint and requires repainting less frequently than wood siding. Available in clapboards and shingles, it also comes in textures ranging from smooth to a realistic wood grain.
LJ Construction has many years of siding installation experience. Contact us today to discuss the best new siding options for your Worcester area home.