Northern Virginia Siding Repair and Installation
Servicing the following counties: Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, Arlington, Alexandria and Spotsylvania
Cement fiber siding provides low maintenance and mimics the beauty and character of wood. It will not rot or crack and it resists damage from the weather unlike vinyl and aluminum siding. Cement fiber is also flame resistant. Concrete, cement siding has grain that is very realistic and in comparison to wood, and the warranties are at least 50 years.
Whether you’re looking for vinyl, aluminum, cement fiber or wood siding, call the professionals at Summit Environmental Solutions today for all of your home improvement repair and installation needs!
Aluminum and Vinyl Options in Northern Virginia
In most situations it is recommended to install vinyl siding with aluminum trim pieces. Aluminum siding has lost tremendous market share because of vinyl options. Some statistics show as much as 80 percent of all sidings currently installed are vinyl. Aluminum is still common for trim pieces because of its ability to flex. It is easy to bend an aluminum trim piece whereas vinyl has to be extruded or molded into shape.
Vinyl is typically more durable than aluminum because it is usually over twice as thick, however it expands and contracts more than aluminum siding. Vinyl siding can become slightly brittle during cold weather, while aluminum maintains the same properties year round despite the temperature, which is something to consider as Northern Virginia can get very cold during the winter months.
Since vinyl has solid color, even if it is scratched the color does not change. Aluminum siding has a baked on finish so when scratched, the paint will be removed and the bare metal below becomes visible. However, because vinyl expands and contracts more, aluminum takes paint better.