New Siding for Better Performance and Boosted Curb Appeal

Skywalker Windows and Siding

Having the Right Siding on Your Home Matters

Having the right exterior siding on your home is important for many reasons. Siding serves some essential functions in terms of protecting your home from weather and pests, and can contribute some additional insulation value as well. And, of course, siding that also looks nice can add some real curb appeal aesthetics to your structure, too.

How’s your current siding doing for you? Does it look less than pristine? If it’s looking worn, chances are good that it isn’t providing optimal protection any longer, either. If it’s time for a siding replacement, no siding contractor provides better siding installations in North Carolina and Virginia than Skywalker Windows & Siding!

Siding Products Worth Considering

When it comes to a siding replacement project, you certainly want to choose the right material for performance value, as well as for curb appeal value. But which siding materials are really the best options? Here are some types of siding we regularly install in NC and VA:

• Vinyl Siding

You may already be aware that vinyl siding continues to hold its top position as the most popular siding choice in the US. There are many reasons why vinyl is so popular. Besides being one of the most affordable options, vinyl siding also happens to be quite weather-resistant and requires very little ongoing maintenance. It also comes in all sorts of colors and finishes. And if you decide to opt for a premium vinyl siding product like Polar Wall Plus! from Norandex, your vinyl siding will also come with extra built-in insulation that can save you on your heating & air costs year-round. As long as vinyl siding is installed properly, it should provide you with many years of trouble-free service.

• Fiber Cement

Vinyl siding may be the most popular, but many will tell you that fiber cement siding is actually a superior product. Fiber cement siding offers a thicker dimensionality and richer texture that you simply can’t get with vinyl. Fiber cement can also replicate the look of natural wood or other materials very accurately, to the point that it’s hard to tell the difference from the real thing! Fiber cement is also very rugged and durable and is naturally fire-resistant and pest-resistant. With a proper installation of a premium product like that made by James Hardie, fiber cement siding can last you for many decades.

• Natural Wood Siding

Fiber cement can mimic the look of wood, but some homeowners still prefer to opt for the genuine appeal of real wood siding. And besides looking great, modern wood siding is also engineered and treated for greater longevity than older iterations of wood siding. Of course, natural wood siding isn’t particularly cheap, and the wood itself will require regular refinishing and resealing. And if fire or pest threats are of particular concern to you, you might be better off to choose a wood siding alternative.

• DaVinci Synthetic Polymer Siding

Of course, there are a lot of things to like about modern synthetic siding, too. Like fiber cement, it can be modeled to closely mimic the look of hand-split cedar or other materials while being even longer lasting with less need for ongoing upkeep. Synthetic siding colors are fadeproof too, and the tiles are essentially impervious to moisture, mold, mildew, algae, fire, pests, and most impact damage threats. If you’re looking for a lifetime siding solution, synthetic siding can be a good one. For example, DaVinci synthetic siding products come with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty against breakage and deterioration under normal conditions!

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How to Choose the Right Siding Solution?

Sure, you should look at upfront cost, but it’s equally important to consider cost-effectiveness over the life of your siding as well. A longer-lasting product may cost a little more, but it can also save you a good bit of money in the long run. Here are some things to keep in mind:

• Siding Cost

Even if you’re operating on a limited budget, there are some good siding options available. Vinyl is affordable, easy to maintain, and can be customized in many attractive colors. Norandex and Alside are two respected names in terms of reputable vinyl siding products.

• Siding Longevity

How long do you plan to keep your home? If you’re only planning to be there for a few years, you may be reluctant to sink a lot of money into a siding replacement. But if you’re planning to stay put for the long haul, it does make sense to invest in a siding solution that’s as durable and long-lasting as possible. In that case, fiber cement siding and synthetic siding materials are definitely worth a look.

• Weather & Climate Factors

It’s important to make sure that the siding you’re considering is also engineered to match your typical weather and climate. That includes average temperatures, but you should also factor in things like typical humidity, precipitation, and potential severe weather threats. Some siding materials will work better in certain climates than others.

• Return on Investment

If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, then it also makes sense to choose a siding solution which can help to boost your property value. And as far as ROI goes, you also want to factor in things like curb appeal, siding longevity, and ease of siding maintenance.

• Choose the Right Local Siding Partner

It’s not just about choosing the right siding product. Did you know that the primary cause of premature siding failure isn’t about the material itself? It’s often due to a faulty installation in the first place. You really don’t just want to look for the lowest bidder when it comes to choosing a siding installer. You’d be better off to partner with a licensed, certified, insured, local professional who comes highly recommended by actual customers in your area.

Skywalker Windows & Siding: The Name You Can Trust

If you’re looking for a perfect home improvement solution when it comes to siding replacement in North Carolina or Virginia, then look no further than Skywalker Windows & Siding!

Skywalker works extensively with vinyl, fiber cement, wood, DaVinci polymer siding, and many other popular siding materials. We’re one of the highest-rated, most-awarded, most-trusted home improvement providers serving the NC Piedmont Triad, NC Piedmont Triangle, Lake Norman area, and southern region of Virginia up to Roanoke. And we provide more than just siding and windows installation, too. We take care of everything from roof replacements, to gutter and gutter guard installations, to exterior door installation, to blown insulation services, and we can construct new porch and deck additions, too!

We’d be happy to come out and provide you with a FREE on-site inspection and personal consultation. Go ahead and give us a call at (336) 627-5596 and experience the Skywalker difference for yourself.  Let’s get your siding replacement or other home improvement project started today!

Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

Owner - Skywalker Windows and Siding

Luke Wilson started working on roofs with his dad when he was a teenager, and eventually launched Skywalker Roofing in 2003. Skywalker operates in 5 locations across NC & VA, and now includes windows, siding, and other exterior services. Luke also hosts the popular Roofing Mythbusters series on YouTube.

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