Aluminum, Wood, Vinyl or Brick Siding

Home Siding InstallationHome siding options might seem as unlimited as selections of different architectural styles. Whether your choice is aluminum, vinyl, wood, or brick it will be your home’s fit for its architectural design.

Siding comes in a variety of price ranges, but selecting a high quality product can save you money in future maintenace and utility bill costs.

When considering siding for your home remember each type offers pros and cons depending on local weather conditions. Vinyl siding performs best in the warm southern region of the country, and it doesn’t perform as well in colder climates.

While you can accessorize with landscaping, painted window frames, tinted or stained glass, you will want to have the perfect core component to accentuate the style of your home. This could be aluminum, vinyl, wood, stone or brick.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding offers a simple solution with benefits similar to vinyl siding. Aluminum is slightly more expensive than vinyl siding, but is less likely to crack, fade, or grow dingy over time and does not have the environmental concerns of vinyl. Having aluminum siding installed usually costs about .50 to .50 per square foot or around , 100 to , 500 for a 1, 250 square-foot home.

Log or Wood SidingBenefits of aluminum siding include:

  • Low maintenance
  • Good insulating qualities, potentially reducing heating and air conditioning costs
  • Often comes with a 35-year warranty

First generation aluminum siding was not as attractive as today’s and was once thought to reduce a home’s curbside appeal. Aluminum siding is now available in many styles and colors, or can be painted for a total custom appearance. Although low maintenance, it’s best to wash your aluminum siding once a year with a simple soap and water solution.

Wood Siding and Shingles

Wood siding offers a unique curbside appeal. It can be painted in any color and paired with an accompanying window frame color will give your home a completely custom look. Wood siding can also be stained, which creates a natural finish and is less likely to peel. Wood shingles are reminiscent of old New England homes and have a similar look and “feel” to shingle style architecture.

Source: www.housingpredictor.com

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Brickmaster

Brickmaster is a company that applies an exterior finish to a building. It's process is often used as a "maintenance free" alternative to vinyl. Existing exterior finish (claps, shingle, etc) are ripped off and a cement surface is applied to expanded metal lath attached to the sheathing, then the workmen press a masonry design into the cement. There are very few detached single family homes in Somerville that were originally built in brick. The bulk of the homes in Somerville were built from 1860 to 1920 and the exterior finish was almost always clap, shingle of ship-lap. Brick was often used for commercial or apartment buildings, as well as for some townhouses (a nice Victorian example of this exists on Central Street on Winter Hill)

Ogdensburg home rehabilitation program gears up for phase two, on schedule  — WatertownDailyTimes.com
Some homes will receive extensive and visible rehabilitation, including the installation of vinyl siding, roofing and windows. Other homes won't have an obvious exterior update but will have new furnaces or flooring put in.

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