Siding Contractors Beckley WV
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Beckley Feed & Hardware Co(304) 253-3389
405 W Prince St
Aspen A Corporation(304) 763-4573
2400 Ritter Dr.
Greenbrier Nurseries(304) 256-5775
5475 Robert C Byrd Drive
CFC Lawn Care 2 Maintenance(304) 763-3026
1665 Ritter Dr.
Glenwood Professional Home Center(304) 763-2243
2640 Glenwood Lane
Shady Spring, WV
Shady Spring, WV
Gunter Reclamation(304) 253-5383
156 Stanaford Rd
Landscapes Unlimited(304) 255-2399
105 Wickham Road
Control Products Inc(304) 763-4683
1817 Ritter Drive
Green River Services(304) 763-4551
1959 Ritter Dr
Blueberry Hill Nursery(304) 787-3930
2524 Flat Top Egeria Rd
Flat Top, WV
Flat Top, WV
The Best Materials for Home Siding
Just like those old commercials for Virginia Slims, siding has come a long way, baby. It used to be a drab and poor excuse for an outdoor re-model. We often associate siding with trailers and trailer parks. But those are distant memories in the evolution of siding. Let's step into the new age of siding.
Today, siding comes in many different styles and materials. Here's a quick list:
Aluminum rose to prominence after World War II. However, the color can fade and, unlike vinyl siding, it can be dented. Dented siding is not a pretty sight. Depending on the climate, it can also expand and contract. However, it can be painted easily. Oil-based paint is the clear choice over latex.
The reigning champ of siding, vinyl siding is made of PVC or polyvinyl chloride and comes in a wide variety of colors. Gone are the days of gray, white and beige as the color defaults for vinyl. You install the panels from the bottom row up by using galvanized roofing nails and punching them through the slots in the panel. Keeping the nail head exposed so the panels can move is key. Vinyl expands even more than aluminum and contracts in hot and cold weather so it has to slide freely from side to side. The key to vinyl’s dominance in the marketplace? It is inexpensive and never needs painting.
Not as popular as vinyl or aluminum, wood siding comes in a variety of styles/types such as shake, clapboard, singles or lap. The panels can be applied vertically or horizontally, and finishes range from stains to paint to sealants. It should be installed over a moisture barrier. Many contractors recommend that you prime the back of the wood and its sides to prevent water from seeping into the wood. Its beautiful, but can be a real hassle to maintain. If you're not fastidious detail type, then stick to vinyl or aluminum.
Yep, they even have log siding. Want that log cabin look without actually building a log cabin? Look no further. Log siding comes in quarter logs and half logs. It’s so sophisticated that you can get a smooth or a knotty finish. Some log siding isn't even wood, however it does resemble wood and it’s available in vinyl or get this, steel. The most common wood choices for log siding are pine or cedar.
Composite siding is the closest you'll get in "green" siding. It can be created from almost any material and it’s usually crafted to look like natural woods. Some composite siding is made from shredded wood, binders, glue and Portland cement. Habitat for Humanity builds many homes with HardiBoard, a form of composite siding.
Glass Block Exteriors
Believe it or not, glass block walls are non-load bearing and they fall under the siding moniker. They're laid by installing panel anchors to the jambs, ex...