Siding Contractors Sandpoint ID
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Landscaper The(208) 263-1682
5515 Upr Pack Rvr Rd
Jenkins & Son Tree Farm Inc(208) 265-5132
1014 Elmira Road
McCune Susie(208) 263-2383
300 Gold Crk Ridge Rd
Fast Grass Hydroseeding(208) 255-9392
160 McGhee Road
Site Specific Design(208) 263-9474
Po Box 143
Arcadia Greenhouses(208) 263-8922
143 Arcadia Lane
Sandpoint Ranch Tree Farm(208) 263-6535
1976 Elmira Road
Runa Tom Runa Sykes Architct(208) 263-8089
214 North 1st Avenue
Hoe-Plow Company(208) 683-1645
P.O. Box 647
Alpine Lawn Care(208) 255-7721
762 Monarch Road
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...