Composite Siding: The Better Choice for Exterior Protection
July 18, 2018
Composite siding combines both the beauty of natural wood siding and the low-maintenance qualities of vinyl. If you are planning on a siding installation project this year, consider composite siding. Let us give you a closer look at its benefits.
What Is Composite Siding?
Composite siding is a combination of wood fibers and polymers, or other bonding agents. This combination results in siding with more structural stability, which allows it to evenly expand and contract from temperature changes and helps keep its shape all year round. Fiber cement siding is a type of composite siding made with sand, cement and wood fibers. It allows deep relief and realistic wood grain. All kinds of composite siding contain recycled content, which can also be recycled at the end of their long life span. Only a small amount of composite siding ever ends up on landfills.
The Benefits of Composite Siding
Composite siding offers many benefits over typical vinyl and wood siding. The aforementioned stability prevents warping from temperature extremes and gives it better resistance from hailstones and airborne debris. Unlike wood, composite siding doesn’t rot and requires minimal maintenance; all you need is a garden hose to keep it clean. No brushes, ladders or power washers needed, just like the best quality window replacement options in the market, and it also holds paint better than wood or vinyl siding. All told, composite siding is a worry-free siding option that will last your home a long time.
You will also appreciate the beauty that composite siding brings to your home. The realistic wood grain adds a more natural look to your exterior. Paints or stains can be applied at the factory or after installation, eliminating the need for scraping and repainting, and reducing the chances of cracking, blistering or peeling.
To learn more about composite siding or our other services as a siding contractor, call Rapid Roofing today at (734) 234-5900. We serve many areas in and around Ann Arbor, MI.