Sizing up Your Siding – Installation & Repair

Let’s face it: we tend to take our siding for granted. We’re aware of it, but it rarely has focus unless your house is in dire need of a good power washing. But siding does serve a purpose— an important one at that. In addition to providing curb appeal and resale value, your siding is integral to protecting your home from the elements.

Here at Johnson Exteriors, your siding is our business (not to mention your gutters, fences, roofs…). Our professionals are highly trained in siding installation and repair; they can help you choose the right materials and ensure the job is done correctly. If you are up in the air about the condition of your siding, give us a call, and we’ll send one of our experts out to take a look and give you a consultation.

Why Does Siding Matter?

Just like your roof, siding is one of your home’s first defenses against the elements. It takes a beating every year to protect your family. It also plays a key role in maintaining a comfortable interior.

Siding plays three key roles in your home:

  1. Aesthetic Role

Siding is one of the first things someone will notice when inspecting a home. Whether you are looking to sell or rent, you need to maintain a well-kept property with substantial value. Aged or damaged siding can quickly become an eyesore, but it also exposes your home to damage and pests.

  1. Protective Role

Your home’s worst enemies are moisture and pests. Siding helps keep out these threats, constantly shielding your home. Siding also protects the interior of your home from strong winds, precipitation, the harsh sun…all four seasons.

  1. Insulation Role

Your siding works alongside your insulation and windows to keep the climate in your home comfortable, regardless of the weather outside.

Keeping your siding in good condition should be one of your highest priorities. If your siding is showing signs of damage or wear, it’s time to call the professionals at Johnson Exteriors to discuss options for repair or replacement.

What Types of Siding are Available?

While we understand the wish to repair instead of replacing, there comes a time when it is no longer cost-effective— or possible. When this time comes, are experts are prepared with a wealth of information to help you make the best decisions for your home and budget. One of those decisions will include what material to use. A simplified breakdown of your choices would be:

  • Composite

    • Good for humid and moist environments
    • Durability comparable to engineered wood
    • Easy to care for
  • Fiber Cement

    • Appearance of wood grain with lower cost
    • Durable in all climates
    • Resistant to rot, warp, and cracks
  • Stone Veneer

    • Textured appearance of natural stone
    • No need for grout
    • Can be applied inside and outside
  • Vinyl

    • Low-cost supply and install
    • Resistant to insects and rot
    • Easy to clean and care for
  • Wood

    • Typically available in pine and cedar
    • Staining and Painting any color allows for customization
    • Natural appearance

Each of the above options has numerous pros and cons, which our professionals are more than happy to discuss with you.

Who is Johnson Exteriors?

We are your exterior experts with additional interior services. For all your exterior home needs, you can count on us! Our services include interior and exterior painting, interior drywall, gutter installation and repair, siding installation and repair, roof installation and repair, and roof inspections.

When you need help with your siding, you need someone you can trust. Your home is more than an investment— it’s a treasure. Let us help protect it.