Siding Done Right!
When you decide to invest in siding for your home, you want it done right. You also want the assurance that it will last for decades to come. And that it will maintain its initial appearance it had when first purchased. When replacing the siding on your home, consider investing in wall cladding. It is highly moisture resistant.
Why would you want water resistant cladding?
When moisture makes contact with a water-resistant surface, it doesn’t alter the appearance. When it penetrates a porous substance, it can alter the materials. If this occurs, it will accelerate the aging process causing issues like warping. There are exterior cladding options made from water resistant materials. These materials demonstrate resilience even when exposed to moist conditions for prolonged periods of time.
Siding Commonly Chosen For Water Resistance & Resilience
One of the most common types of siding materials is vinyl cladding. The popular material is easy to install and is also highly water-resistant. The vinyl comes in an array of colors and styles. Vinyl siding has come a long way in recent years. It was once widely seen as an outdated material. However, it has now become a popular type of siding due to the many textures and styles introduced.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is commonly used for its moisture resistant property. With all types of finishes, colors and styles available, it can provide a sophisticated feel. It’s slightly more expensive than vinyl. However, far less expensive than some of the upscale options out there. As a low maintenance and durable option, the siding can have any textured appearance imaginable. It can be made to resemble stucco, stone or wood. In fact, it’s actually a mixture of wood fibers, cement and sand. This type of cladding is very common in beach areas where the moisture and salt levels are highest. The material is more low maintenance than its vinyl counterpart. The only bad characteristic is that it has to be repainted periodically.
Metal exteriors can last hundreds of years. It is commonly chosen for its aesthetic value. Of course this material is quite resistant to moisture. The siding’s appearance is modern. There are many choices such as steel or aluminum. This material easily allows a person eco-friendly as well as durable option for their homes. There are several added benefits to metal exteriors. It is resistant to pests and fire damage as well. The cladding is also non-corrosive. Most of the used contents can be reclaimed and re-purposed for other use.
Synthetic stucco is taking off in the building industry as well as a cladding solution. It closely resembles the traditional stucco material. The main difference is that it is a polymer-based coated material. This material is attached to the exterior of insulation board. Of course, the insulation board is fastened to a wall. The material is remarkably thermal resistant. As well as energy efficient and water resistant. Moisture penetration and air penetration are minimized with classing solutions like synthetic stucco.
Veneer stone cladding is another highly water-resistant option. It looks similar to the traditional stone used for exteriors in home, but it is much more cost-effective. The low maintenance option requires no high level masonry effort as installed. This type of material is both insect resistant and flexible. The cladding can be used both in and outdoors. It is very lightweight and takes little time to install.
Structural glazed tile is commonly referred to as glazed block. This type of type is one of the most colorful cladding options available. It can be used for partition walls and exterior walls, making it extremely versatile. A leading choice among builders, the available finishes and textures make it one of the easiest styles to customize. The cladding is resists stains and can withstand chemical exposure. The scratch-resistant tile never fades or scratches. Once the durable water-resistant cladding is finished, it retains it appearance permanently.
Choose The Right Siding Installation Company: Rain-Go Exteriors
The performance of the cladding largely depends on the siding installer and the method installed. Experienced installers will combine these water-resistant cladding options with complementary building materials capable of further increasing their performance capabilities. These water resistant cladding materials are often used for variety in design and style options. This is because it can accomplish both aesthetic and performance goals. Many view wood as one of the weaker cladding options. Simply because it is prone to swelling and warping as it ages.
Do not hesitate to contact us, Rain-Go Exteriors, for help with your Raleigh siding installation project.
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