Siding Installation & Repair in Green Bay
- Easy to Care for
- Can be Painted
- Insect Proof
- Fire Proof
- Endures Extreme Cold & High Moisture
- Easily Scratched & Dented
- Need to Stay on top of Repairs
- Can be Costly
Aluminum siding (sometimes referred to as metal siding) comes in both horizontal and vertical styles. Horizontal ‘lap’ siding creates a shadow line and imitates the traditional look of overlapping wood panels. Vertical aluminum siding can be used as an accent or to give your home a more rustic appearance.
Aluminum siding is available in a range of widths and thicknesses. The thicker the metal, the more it costs and the better it resists wind & weather. Aluminum siding is available in different textures including painted wood, heavy woodgrain and smooth. Our aluminum siding also coordinates well with our custom replacement windows.
Pros & Cons of Aluminum Siding
Aluminum siding is easy to care for by rinsing with a hose or cleaning with mild soap and a cloth or sponge. The color finish is made from industrial grade acrylic paint and can be painted if you want a change. Aluminum siding is also insect-proof and will not catch on fire, unlike wood siding (quick-burning) and vinyl (slow-burning).
Aluminum can be pretty easily scratched and dented by hail, flying debris or baseballs. You’ll need to stay on top of repairs as loose panels can lead to water damage. Aluminum usually costs about the same as wood siding but is more expensive than vinyl siding.
Aluminum is a long-lasting, low-maintenance recyclable siding material. It endures extreme cold and high moisture environments well, making it a smart choice for Wisconsin exteriors.
- Moisture Resistant
- Insect Proof
- Withstands High Wind
- Low Maintenance
- Low Cost
- Becomes Brittle in Extreme Cold
- Can Melt or Warp in High Heat
- Can NOT be Painted
Vinyl is usually considered the most popular choice in home siding. It’s the lowest-priced siding material and eliminates the need to repaint your home every few years. Vinyl siding can be vertical or horizontal and comes in a wide variety of colors, textures and shapes, including woodgrain and even log siding. Selecting any type of vinyl siding can also coordinate well with a new roof or replacement windows.
Pros & Cons of Vinyl Siding
Unlike wood, vinyl siding is moisture resistant and insect-proof, and vinyl can withstand high winds better than aluminum. It’s pressed from a mold and has a low manufacturing cost, even if you choose textured or patterned siding.
Vinyl siding is colored throughout (not just on the surface), so scratches aren’t as noticeable. It’s also low maintenance and easy to wash. But make sure you love the color—you can’t paint vinyl siding, so you’ll be living with it for a long time.
Vinyl can become brittle in extreme cold, leading to cracks or breakage. In high heat, vinyl can melt or warp, especially if sunlight is reflected onto the siding from nearby home or car windows.
- Repels Insects
- Easy to Clean
- Can be Restored
- Can be Refinished
- High Cost
- High Maintenance
Cedar is the most common type of wood siding, and has natural insect and weather-resistant properties. Styles include vertical and horizontal tongue & groove, channel rustic, lap, layered bevel and more.
Wood siding prices vary according to the quality of the wood and any applied treatments (raw, primed, sealed or painted). Cedar siding adds instant curb appeal to any home and is environmentally friendly. Cedar is also a low density wood (meaning it has plenty of air spaces) making it a natural thermal insulator.
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Pros & Cons of Cedar Siding
Many people prefer the natural, look, texture and smell of cedar over well-crafted imitations. Properly sealed cedar will repel insects quite well and require only simple hosing to keep it looking good--while the sealant lasts. All siding will fade from sun exposure, but unlike synthetic materials natural wood can be restored and refinished.
Not only does it cost more up front, cedar and other wood siding is high maintenance compared to other materials. It varies by climate, but you will probably need to reseal or repaint your wood siding every few years. Another obvious drawback is flammability.
- Bug Proof
- Rot Proof
- Impact & Fire Resistance
- Withstands Harsh Weather & Temps
- High Cost
- Needs Occasional Repainting
Fiber cement is a versatile mix of wood pulp and cement. Fiber cement siding is completely rot and bug-proof and can withstand harsh weather and extreme temperatures. It’s also very impact and fire resistant and can be made in virtually any color, texture or finish.
Fiber cement is very durable but does require repainting around every ten to twelve years due to fading. Enhance your property's exterior with new siding built to resist Wisconsin weather - call Overhead Solutions for a free quote to get started!
Pros & Cons of Fiber Cement
Fiber cement siding costs less than cedar but more than vinyl. Fiber cement siding is mostly sand and cement, which makes it heavy. Labor costs and installation time will reflect this, however a higher labor cost upfront pays off with long-lasting curb appeal and resilience.
Vinyl shake siding mimics the rough split-wood appearance of cedar shakes for a more traditional appearance. Vinyl shake siding lets you enjoy the look of authentic cedar shakes for about half the cost, without the high maintenance and repairs real wood demands.
Insulated vinyl siding has foam-core insulation permanently adhered to the back. It costs more than regular vinyl siding, about as much as wood or fiber cement. Benefits of insulated siding include greater impact resistance, better noise reduction and reduced energy bills.
The foam backing on the siding also reduces airflow between the siding and the house’s exterior wall and makes it harder for water to drain or dry. An experienced siding installer can help you decide if the energy savings of insulated vinyl are worth the price and the increased moisture.