|Name||License No||Phone No|
|Metropolitan Exteriors, Inc.||#420212000040||202-552-6687|
|American Windows & Siding of VA Inc.||#68007763||301-407-6114|
|Central Roofing, Siding & Windows Co.||#68003370||301-485-7523|
|Preferred Siding, Inc.||#420212000066||301-691-1064|
|Thompson Creek Window Company||#420213000015||301-202-3442|
Many homeowners find replacement siding a cost-effective way to substantially increase curb appeal. Beyond making a home more beautiful, certain types of siding also reduce annual home maintenance costs and increase energy efficiency. Before making a buying decision, homeowners should understand the various siding options.
For several reasons, vinyl siding remains the most popular choice for exterior cladding. For starters, the total installation cost for standard vinyl siding is lower per 100 square feet than any other siding material. The main component of vinyl siding-polyvinyl chloride, popularly known as PVC-is a manufactured material that resists all but the most extreme levels of temperature and moisture, and it is certified to withstand winds of up to 110 miles per hour.
Composed of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers, fiber cement is an excellent option for homeowners who desire the look of wood without the additional maintenance demands. Fiber cement siding is available from a number of manufacturers –James Hardie and Certain Teed are among the most popular –and provides the appearance of wood in a material that is termite resistant, noncombustible, and under warranty by most manufacturer s for 30 to 50 years. Fiber cement does not swell in warm, humid climates and will not decay or rot. It is extremely stable and does not attract insects because, unlike wood, the material is not digestible.
Most fiber cement comes in a variety of pre-painted colors. Fiber cement is also sold in unpainted sheets that should be factory primed and then painted at installation. While fiber cement siding will need to be repainted at approximately 15-year intervals, the paint on fiber cement generally lasts longer than it would on natural wood product s because fiber cement expands and contracts less than wood does.