WHAT TO EXPECT

SIDING

Why Choose Rosenello’s as your Siding Installation Contractor?

When you call our office to make an appointment for a siding estimate you will be asked the following questions:

  1. What is your home’s architectural style?
  2. Are the homes in your neighborhood unique or are you looking for a color and style that will blend into the neighborhood?
  3. When do you see yourself making a decision on your home project?
  4. Are you working with a designer or contractor and will all people that have input on the decision be present for the demonstration
  5. Are you interested in our financing services for your home remodeling or siding installation project?

 

What to Expect from Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding now claims 50% of the market – as much as all other exteriors combined!  The most common concern is that vinyl simply looks too much like the plastic that it is, but if you’ve been thinking of vinyl siding for your home, you’ve picked a great time. Vinyl quality has never been better and the range of design options is truly impressive. Among these are new trim profiles that go a long way toward making vinyl look more like traditional wood siding.

Benefits of Vinyl Siding

There are good reasons for vinyl siding’s growing popularity. Vinyl is a reasonable response to modern times. Today, more than ever, we’re inclined to focus on the gift of time that a low maintenance product represents – vinyl siding is the solution for home exteriors. Manufacturers have jumped on the architectural-millwork bandwagon, producing traditional profiles and details that never need painting. In response, more and more homeowners are choosing to install vinyl siding instead of wood. You can have your gingerbread, and eat it too! More benefits to vinyl siding include:

  • Low-maintenance product: Easier cleaning and eliminate the need for painting
  • Impact Resistance: Prevent ultra violet damage and color fading
  • Durability: A synthetic material is not porous and resistant to moisture and climate
  • Improved Appearance: Vinyl siding is made from a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic resin that’s heated until molten and then extruded into sheets. The sheets are then embossed with a brushed or wood-grain pattern that provides textural interest and dulls PVC’s inherently shiny and synthetic-looking surface. Color pigments are mixed with the vinyl resin before the plastic is extruded, so vinyl color is full depth.
  • Cost Efficient: Choosing vinyl siding is less expensive than repainting and repairing wood on a home. Vinyl siding in conjunction with insulation reduces energy bills and government tax rebates may be available.

If you still have questions about the benefits of vinyl siding versus wood siding, Rosenello’s is happy to discuss your home remodeling and installation needs. Whether it’s siding replacement or a full home remodel, we are ready to help you upgrade your home.

 

Innovative Advances in Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding manufacturers continue to make innovative advances to vinyl siding giving it the realistic appearance of natural wood, including: 

  • Variegated color in some premium sidings
  • Creating natural wood highlights and colors either by dropping beads of pigment into the extruder as the siding is being made, or by applying nearly clear acrylic films over a weathered cedar-embossed panel.
  • Innovative paneling with the look of weathered or painted cedar shakes which can be used as accent on gables or as a whole-house siding treatment.
close up of a double thick nailing hem for vinyl siding

The double thickness of rolled nailing hem and extra thick vinyl both increase rigidity and wind resistance.

image demonstrating a double thick nailing hem of vinyl siding used to withstand high wind

Alside’s exclusive TriBeam™ Design gives Charter Oak superior rigidity, while a double-thick nail hem enables it to withstand high winds. Charter Oak has been independently tested to resist Category 5 hurricane-force winds.

 image demonstrating deep Dutch-lap shape for vinyl siding

Siding shape can increase strength. The deep Dutch-lap design shown here creates greater stiffness than a shallow profile.

image demonstrating the elegant shadow lines of beaded vinyl siding

Beaded vinyl siding provides elegant shadow lines and detail typical of traditional mid-Atlantic architecture.

exterior view of a Victorian home featuring a full installation of cedar-shake vinyl siding panels

Cedar-shake panels work as accents or can be applied to the entire house. The result mimics a New England summer home. And finally, many manufacturers now offer the look of hand-sawn, fish-scale cedar shingles. These come in 36- to 64-in. panels that look convincingly Old World, whether used on a true Victorian home or its modern suburban counterpart. But it’s the new trim options that really improve the look of the average vinyl siding installation, and most of them are not terribly expensive. For example, instead of the typical flat, boring corner details of conventional vinyl, makers now offer extra-wide corner boards in both smooth and fluted profiles. The two sides are joined by classic quarter-round trim, which is available in matching or contrasting colors. You can even add a touch of class to the underside of roof overhangs with beaded soffit panels. When it comes to window detailing, the traditional look of wood without the fuss has never been easier to find. Makers offer a range of alternatives from Victorian-style corner rosettes accenting 3 1/2-in.-wide channel trim to classic crown molding. And many of these trim pieces are available in light and dark designer colors.

Victorian home with decorative fish-scale shingles

The look of hand-sawn, fish-scale shingles is perfect for this type of Victorian-period decorative work.

exterior of a home decorated with five inch vinyl corner boards

Five-in.-wide vinyl corner boards are joined by quarter-round trim to create an elegant alternative to conventional vinyl corners.

close up of crown molding trim kit around a window

For a classic look without the maintenance, crown molding window trim kits are available as part of the siding package.

Over the long term, vinyl siding can be cost effective. Siding is much more inexpensive than repainting and repairing wood on a home. The initial cost of vinyl siding will vary depending on the size of the home and the quality of the siding. Vinyl siding comes in many grains and thickness that will affect the total cost. Vinyl siding in conjuntion with insulation reduces energy bills. This is why the government has made tax rebates available with the insulation properties of vinyl siding installations. 

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