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Siding Installation and Repair Services
Siding installation and repair is one of Kempf Construction services that we have professionally mastered. We are providing siding installation in Eugene and surrounding areas in Lane County, Oregon.
Now the question is which of the two popular types of siding is best for your budget and long-term goal.
1.) Hardie Plank Siding – Hardie Plank Fiber-Cement Siding, more commonly known as Hardie Plank is a very good siding option when building a home or just remodeling. The advantage of Hardie Plank is that besides being a good substitute for wood, aluminum or vinyl siding, it has durability and looks like natural wood, stucco, cedar shingles and other kinds of sidings such as vinyl. Hardie Plank can resist water, fire, and bugs with the longevity of more than 50 years. Compared with other sidings, Hardie Plank is quite affordable and provides better assurance of longevity and protection. Hardie Plank is made of cellulose fiber, sand, and cement and has a low maintenance cost as it needs only soap and water to clean up. Hardie Plank Fiber-Cement Siding can provide your home a nice look of wood yet not be subject to all the inconvenience of wood such as pest and fire.
There are many other advantages with Hardie Plank such as:
- Hardie Plank can resist harsh weather conditions such as gale force winds and extreme cold and other weather conditions.
- It can resist cracking.
- It comes in many variety and style and can hold paint up to a decade.
- It can resist humidity, hail and flying debris.
- It is economical, beautiful and has a low maintenance cost.
Hardie Plank Fiber Cement Sidings also an investment amongst all different sidings. You have the protection that it provides at a very affordable price and for a long time. Hardie Plank has become the choice of many for cement siding because of its qualities and durability. It is very easy to install but you need to follow the instructions of the manufacturer very carefully.
Your home exterior is a reflection of the lifestyle that you conduct or would like to conduct. Passersby can be impressed by the look of the exterior of your home and Hardie Plank is unique in giving your home a smart look.
We offer a free estimate on all of our siding installation services. Just give us a call to start putting together your siding project. Or request a quote now.
2.) Cedar Siding – Cedar siding, made of cedar, a coniferous tree native to the Mediterranean that produces evergreen leaves resembling pine needles, is an environmentally friendly material used for homes. It accepts stains and coatings evenly and deeply.
Semi-transparent stains, solid stains, clear stains, and paints provide color in Cedar siding. Paints are applied after installation. It’s not as long-lasting as some stains yet it serves to protect the wood from rot and moisture as well as a microbial infestation. Exterior paint colors for cedar range from white to black with a large palette of colors in between, including yellow, blue, red, purple, gray, cream and brown. Semi-transparent stain produces a glaze over the wood that preserves the lines and texture of the wood while both waterproofing and coloring it. Solid stain, unlike semi-transparent, covers the color of the wood completely and obscures all natural markings of the wood. While the clear stains are colorless and bring out the natural color of the wood. The cost of siding varies with supply and demand and the export market for the cedar. And has the average total cost per square foot of $5.30-$6.63.
Vinyl Siding Versus Cedar Siding
Vinyl siding is plastic, installs faster than cedar and moisture will not collect behind siding, because of the way it is hung. While Cedar siding is a natural wood product, and it naturally repels insects, protects against wood rot, insulates well and absorbs sound better than Vinyl Siding. Cedar is more expensive than vinyl both in the cost of material and installation. Its price varies on the grade of the wood and the cut of the boards, also the supply and demand. It also requires several materials to protect it, such as waterproofing, primer, and stain or paint.
The price of vinyl is affected by the thickness of the vinyl chosen. It does not require the addition of sealants, paints or staining. If Cedar is properly maintained, it can last up to 75-100 years, the common issue is the woodpeckers easily attracted on cedars. Vinyl’s color fades after 15 years. Vinyl should be hosed off yearly and if debris is still evident or the vinyl is heavily textured, it should be scrubbed with a brush. Cedar should be treated every 3 to 5 years with a waterproofing sealant, a primer and a new top coat of paint or stain. If a portion of the siding becomes damaged, a saw will remove any cedar that needs to be replaced. A special tool, called a zip tool, is required to release vinyl siding from the adjoining piece to replace it.