There was a time when houses were constructed much like log cabins, with sturdy wood exteriors painted in bright and vibrant colors. And while it’s easy to think romantically about that past, and pine away for those past structures, the truth of the matter is that those sturdy wood exteriors could be a lot of work. As the paint would chip away, wood was exposed to the elements, requiring many hours of maintenance and labor in order to ensure the best results. Repainting wood also requires a significant amount of work, as first the old paint must be stripped off, and while that might sound like a trivial challenge, it’s actually a lot of work (expensive work, if you contract it out).
The modern solution is metal siding, sometimes called more broadly, but not necessarily correctly, aluminum siding. The benefits of metal siding include ease of installation, ease of maintenance, and strong durability. And in case you’re thinking that siding only comes in one faux-wood, ugly colored style, advances in the past couple of decades mean that metal siding now comes in a variety of styles, colors, and strengths. In other words, there are a lot of options out there, and if metal or vinyl siding is a good fit for your home, you can probably also find something that suits your style. Once you’ve selected the right metal siding for you, you’re going to need someone to install that siding.
Siding comes in many shapes and forms. Metal siding is somewhat common, but as is vinyl siding, which tends to be less expensive and provide a more natural, organic look to the home. When it comes to residential homes, the two primary choices for homeowners are between aluminum siding and vinyl siding.
The most common approach today for residential homes is to invest in vinyl siding with aluminum trim. This provides the best results.
When it comes to installing siding in the Twin Cities, there are many variables that will impact the price. It’s important to note that many siding installation projects are repair or replacement projects. If your project is a repair project, then it’s possible that only a section of your siding will need to be replaced, which can save costs in the long run. Among the other variables that may impact the price your siding installation are the following:
To get an accurate assessment of how much your project may cost, the best bet is to contact Exterior Contracting, Inc., as we know some ways to help you control costs and find efficiencies in the process.
Vinyl or aluminum siding is a great way to spruce up your home and bring it into modernity. Siding has the added benefit that, for the most part, you never have to worry about it, as it’s a very low maintenance product. So if you want to get started on your home’s transformation, contact Exterior Contracting, Inc., today to begin the estimation process.