If your siding is showing signs of damage, such as warping, cracking or color fading, then now is the time to plan for a siding replacement. There are a variety of materials and manufacturers to choose from, and while it’s beneficial to have many options, it can also make it hard to determine the right product for your house. To help you in the process, we’ve detailed some of the most popular siding brands in the country. We've also outlined the various types of siding available to homeowners.
Best House Siding Brands
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CertainTeed, a leading name in vinyl siding, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, CertainTeed has become North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing and decorative trim siding. The benefits of vinyl siding are numerous. The material is low-maintenance, easy to clean, durable, resists pests and rot, and is budget-friendly.
CertainTeed stands out from other vinyl manufacturers with a transferable lifetime warranty on their siding products. They hold their products to high standards, and ensure these standards are met through a series of products tests. Properties like impact resistance, color correctness, surface consistency, weathering, and size consistency are rigorously tested.
Additionally, striving to be as eco-friendly as possible is one of CertainTeed’s top priorities. CertainTeed leads the industry in sustainable business practices while improving product performance and style. Their vinyl siding is no exception. By streamlining operations to reduce carbon emissions, and by reprocessing all vinyl scrap, the manufacturing process has near-zero waste.
James Hardie leads the industry in terms of fiber cement siding, and the manufacturer name has become almost synonymous with the material. This siding material combines durable performance with an elegant and timeless design. James Hardie siding impressively imitates the appearance of wood, while retaining the low maintenance properties of synthetic siding.
James Hardie siding is available in both HardiePlank and HardieShingle styles. HardiePlank lap siding is their best-selling product, combining high performance with a classic design. It has been installed on over 5.5 million homes nationwide. HardieShingle siding adds instant character to any home by recreating the distinct look of cedar shingles, but with less maintenance and longer lasting color.
If you’re looking for superior durability and timeless design, James Hardie is the perfect siding choice. Compared to other siding materials, fiber cement products stand up to weather, moisture, fire, and insects like no other siding can. With Hardie’s exclusive ColorPlus® Technology, multiple coats of color are baked onto the board in a controlled factory environment and a proprietary finish is applied, designed to resist UV rays so that your color will stay vibrant for longer.
In 1961, Harvey Building Products was founded with the commitment to provide customers with quality products at a reasonable price. While they continue to innovate with their products, they have not wavered in their commitment to creating premium products at an affordable price. This is evident in their Emerson vinyl siding, which provides the perfect harmony between beauty and affordability.
Harvey siding features a sophisticated wood-grain texture and can be manufactured in over 20 colors. The colors of Harvey Emerson vinyl siding are certified through the Vinyl Siding Institution Product Certification Program for color retention. Its unmatched selection of profiles, shapes, textures, and colors makes vinyl siding ideal for any home renovation. This siding is designed to withstand a wide range of damage, including high winds, fading, harsh weather, and insects.
Additionally, Harvey Emerson siding is backed by industry-leading warranties that last the lifetime of a home and transfer to the next owner. If you’re looking for a virtually maintenance-free exterior with consistent quality and a variety of options to fit any budget, look no further than Emerson siding.
Reasons to Replace Your Siding
You know it’s time to replace your siding. We’ve talked to thousands of customers and we want to share some of the most common reasons for a siding project. Do any of these sound like your home?
Warped or Rotted Boards: Be your own detective. You may have noticed a softness or squishiness to your siding boards. That means they’re rotted and it’s time to replace them. If your current siding is vinyl, if you notice any warping or sagging (you can see this with a naked eye) you should be concerned.
Frequent Painting: You shouldn’t need to be painting every 3 years. If your paint fades in less time, it means your materials are not up to snuff. You can detect this by looking for chipping, cracking, or peeling of paint.
Heating and Cooling Costs: It’s important to take note of your heating and cooling costs each month. If your costs are abnormal, or rising compared to your neighbors, it may be because your siding products are not energy-efficient due to age or use.
Installation is critical to your project, so it's important to trust a professional. Siding is most often installed over the wall sheathing after the old siding has been removed, from roof to foundation, and utilizing corner posts. Sometimes, it can be installed directly over the home’s current siding. Either way, the siding needs to be nailed into solid real wood for a strong base.
When siding is removed during a project, it’s a great time to assess your insulation and weatherization needs. Insulation can be blown directly into the wall cavities or over the sheathing.
The entire project takes about one to three weeks, depending on the size of your home. You can choose between vertical and horizontal siding, depending on your home's construction and your personal preferences.
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How HireHaven's Siding Replacement Process Works
1: We visit your home. After answering a few questions online, our licensed expert will complete a detailed project report in-person.
2: We get you 3 bids in 3 days. Vetted local siding contractors submit bids based on your report. Our expert helps you compare them.
3: Meet your top contractor. Choose the best contractor and meet before committing. We stay in touch to ensure the project goes smoothly.