Which Siding Brands Can Weather the Storm?

From on October 13, 2011 in Siding

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While it may seem more fun—or worth it—to focus on a bathroom remodel or kitchen renovation, it’s just as important to keep up the quality and curb appeal of your home exterior. Decisions like installing new siding are among the most important you can make for your home—and now is the time to consider an upgrade.

We address below the many types of siding materials available, including vinyl, stucco, brownstone, cedar and fiber cement.

While these choices may seem daunting, our resources can help you, from our online information to our huge nationwide pool of contractors, who can answer all of your questions, give you a free estimate, and even take you from the planning stage to beautiful and satisfying completion.

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Another puzzling choice is what company to go with. A market study conducted by Catalina Research shows that the $12.4 billion U.S. siding product industry has outpaced even construction material shipments over the past decade. This includes vinyl, wood, fiber cement, and insulated exterior finishing systems.

Out of the 35 North American major manufacturers of siding products, we provide information about the major companies like Alside, Nailite, Napco, Royal, Vytec and Wolverine.

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Wolverine Siding

Wolverine Siding Systems, now a part of Certainteed, are the longstanding manufacturers of high-quality sustainable siding products. Through the eight individual siding products that they’re known for, Wolverine Siding Systems lives on to offer wonderful products.

On average, its vinyl siding costs from the DIY-level of siding at $1 per square foot to the pricier $7 for professional-grade installation, which is still very affordable considering the cost of other materials. Contact a local contractor for a price quote. While vinyl offers only a limited aesthetic, Wolverine siding can update a variety of architectural styles and uniqueness with the choice of vinyl.

Alcoa Siding

Alcoa Home Exteriors offers similar quality and choices, while also carrying aluminum. This long-standing company creates a surprising variety with their vinyl siding choices by offering it in several styles and color options. They provide a warranty to back their claim that Alcoa siding should last for the lifetime of your home. The product should never chip or peel after installation.

Crane Siding

One of the oldest vinyl manufacturers, Crane is known for its superior quality and service. Running at around $2 to $7 after installation costs, the company is on the spendier side of vinyl. Yet for good reason. They also offer a lifetime warranty on their vinyl, which they boast can withstand any element.

Impressively, this wonderful product can even be purchased nationwide at authorized dealers, including the Home Depot. Go check them out—and talk to a local contractor about product and installation details.

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