Get the Facts on Siding for Portland Homes.
Everything you always wanted to know about vinyl siding but were afraid to ask! Get the facts on siding from DaBella Exteriors, the Portland siding experts.
Q: How long does it take to install vinyl siding?
A: That depends on the size of your home and the complexity of the job. Are there many sharp corners? Is your home multiple story? Keeping in mind those variable, in many cases we can complete a siding project in just a single day, thanks to our experience in planning and logistics that result in a very efficient operation.
Q: Isn’t all vinyl siding essentially the same?
A: No, there are significant variations in thickness, rigidity, color density, and other important factors. The best quality siding is available with built-in insulation to improve energy efficiency, while other siding requires separate application of insulating panels, which can leave gaps. Be sure to research the siding you choose before finalizing your decision.
Q: Will vinyl siding lower the value of my home?
A: Just the opposite! An annual study conducted by Remodeling Magazine found that vinyl siding is consistently among the top ten home improvements you can make in terms of adding value and getting the best return on investment.
Q: Can I get vinyl siding in different colors?
A: Certainly! The color palette available for vinyl siding has greatly expanded over the years. Today there is a virtual rainbow of colors available. You can also get matching or contrasting trim to complete your home’s new look.
Q: Am I better off repainting my wood siding or adding vinyl siding?
A: Experts agree that a home’s exterior should be painted at least every seven years, and more often in a wet and humid climate like we have here in Oregon. But painting costs can be high, especially if you must repaint again and again.
You could spend $50,000 – $85,000 to maintain your home’s exterior. These eye-opening numbers make low-maintenance vinyl siding an extremely attractive alternative.
Q: I keep hearing about cement siding. Is it better than vinyl siding?
A: Cement siding (it is more accurately called “fiber cement siding”) is made from a mixture of cement dust and wood fibers that are steamed and compressed. It is a very rigid material that is durable, but also requires more maintenance than vinyl siding. For example, you’ll probably have to paint fiber cement siding every few years, just like wood shingles or clapboard. Fiber cement is generally more expensive than vinyl siding.
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