Exterior Siding Installation in Dallas, McKinney & Fort Worth
Paradigm Roofing is here to protect your home from every angle, and proper siding installation plays a big part in that. Allow our professional siding experts to inspect your current siding to see whether or not your home is in need of updated protection. We are certified installers in CertainTeed’s Master Craftsman Program for both vinyl and polymer siding. You can rest easy knowing that your exterior siding and your home are in the very best of hands.
When dealing with Paradigm Roofing, you will always have several options to choose from in order that you might find the best fit for you, your home and your budget. Current options that we offer for siding installation include:
Siding Installation Cost
When it comes to the siding installation cost, it’s not always easy to determine exactly what your final total will be. The cost will depend on the type of siding you choose, how much siding you need for your home, and how long it will take to do the installation.
Vinyl siding is perhaps the cheapest and most popular option as it is very durable, but it is not waterproof. Metal siding looks sleek and modern, and it is low maintenance. The extra time it requires to install, however, means that it will cost more. Wood siding looks natural and beautiful, but it isn’t fireproof and it can become infested with bugs and termites. However, it is easy to install, which cuts down on installation time.
Whatever your option, you can expect only the best siding installation quality from Paradigm Roofing.
After exploring your options, you should ask how to calculate siding cost?
There are a couple of steps a new homeowner needs to take in order to calculate the price of their home siding. Siding is an incredibly attractive material that is known for being quite durable against weather and aging to cover the exterior of your home. There are several types, including vinyl, wood, aluminum, or even James Hardie siding, all of which can improve the appearance and stability of your home.
To calculate the overall cost of installing siding on your new house, you need to factor in the quality of the siding being used, the entire size of your home, the shape of the house, and whether or not an old layer needs to be removed beforehand. All of these factors will play into the total amount you will pay your siding specialist in the end. Obviously, more expensive siding options will be more durable in the long run, but you need to factor in the cost.
As of right now, there are six primary types of siding available to a homeowner: brick, fiber cement, cedar, wood, stone, and vinyl. The three most common across the nation, however, remain wood: vinyl and fiber cement. Each has their own appearance, unique style, and uses. Also, each one requires their own methods for maintenance, installation, and general care over the years.
For example, your vinyl will never rot away, but it can trap moisture in between its sides, especially if a leak if detected. Vinyl is quite versatile, however, and can match with most styles of homes across the country. The few downsides are far outweighed by the upside.
Wood is the most unique and beautiful of siding, but it also requires more diligence by the homeowner. Fiber cement, on the other hand, is almost maintenance free – not completely, but almost. You need to inspect the cement siding on a regular basis to ensure insects, fungus, or rain has not worn down the siding.
How does siding compare with other home exterior materials?
If you’re preparing to reside your home, then you’ve probably questioned whether siding compares to other exterior material for your household. Basically, the comparisons will all come down to the materials and cost associated with your chosen design. For example, wood siding may be more expensive to install than cement, but the wood will look ten times more gorgeous than the cement can ever hope to accomplish. If you’re looking for a purely aesthetic upgrade, then siding is the way to go. There are so many different types and styles of siding that the options are almost endless for a homeowner looking to upgrade.
On the upside, siding is easy to install by a skilled professional, is quite beautiful, and adds immense value to your home. On the downside, however, without proper care and maintenance throughout the year, siding can greatly deteriorate. You really need to keep on top of your siding to ensure it holds up over the years.
Your siding has been installed by a trained professional and your home looks incredible, but what happens a few years from now when the siding requires some repairs to keep its appearance and durability?
There are a few steps to take when repairing your siding:
- Inspect – You should carefully inspect your siding every six months or so to ensure the weather has not worn out or torn apart the siding on your home. Moisture, expanding, and even contracting can cause a lot of damage to a home when you’re not paying attention.
- Painting – Over time, your siding’s paint may begin to chip away from the harsh weather. This is going to happen at one or another, unfortunately. Every two years, homeowners should apply a new coat of paint.
- Cleaning – If you have mildew or dirt on your siding, using a bit of warm, soapy water can remove such unwanted guests and offer a new shine.
How do I maintain my siding?
Depending on the style and material of siding you decided to install on your home, the way you maintain the appearance and durability will change drastically. For example, if you have used wood as a siding for your house, diligent maintenance will be required to ensure the gorgeous appearance is maintained over the years. Moisture and weather can really take a toll. You should inspect every inch of the siding and treat any areas showing signs of wear throughout the year – at least every six months. This goes for all types of siding, really.
To clean wood of any dirt or mildew that has gathered, use warm, soapy water and a soft brush to remove dirt. Mildew will require one-part bleach and four-part water to remove.
You should also be wary of any trees and bushes that come too close to the home. The branches could snag on the siding and cause tearing or unsightly marks.
In addition to our Master Craftsman credentials, Paradigm Roofing is registered as a Shingle Quality Specialist. We are also a GAF Certified Weather Stopping Roofing Contractor as well as proud members of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas.
In addition to our certifications and industry credentials, all of our work is insured and all of our roofing, siding and shingle work are bonded for your peace of mind. Before our workers are allowed to handle your siding installation, we make sure that they have been properly trained and are up-to-date on the latest industry standards in order that we can always be sure that we are using the latest techniques and industry technology.
How much does it cost to install siding on a home?
The cost to install brand new siding on your home depends on two major factors: the size of your home and the material you would like to use as siding. For example, standard vinyl will cost around $5 per square foot to install, while deluxe vinyl will cost a homeowner almost $7 per square foot to install. Multiply these numbers by the square footage of your entire home and you have a rough estimate of exactly how much the installation job will cost. Of course, there are other siding materials to choose from, including engineered wood, aluminum, and James Hardie siding. To figure out the cost of your siding, either research the exact material you would like to use and do the math, or simply call one of our roofing specialists at Paradigm Roofs for a comprehensive quote of our services and the entire installation job.
How do I properly maintain my siding?
The method to maintain your siding properly will depend on the material used on your home. For vinyl siding, the upkeep includes using a power washer before or after the summer months. Spiders and insects love to live between the slats of the vinyl siding. These pose a danger to children who are playing in the immediate area. It is best to remove such pests before they actually become problems.
For wood siding, a favorite amongst many homeowners these days, you need to treat the wood every 4 to 6 years. The elements in the region can be fierce at times, which really takes a toll on wood siding. A pressure washer can do wonders for the wood siding panels. In fact, a pressure washer is a pretty useful tool all around. Most siding can benefit from a good washing every few months to one year. The choice is up to you, though!