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Siding CT: Connecticut's Siding Contractor

Our Connecticut siding contractors have been doing siding installations for CT homes for over 25 years. From wood to vinyl when it comes to siding we get the job done.

Most Popular Siding Options for Your Home

A siding contractor will help you to pick out and install the right siding option for you. The most common choices are:

• Vinyl Siding
• Wood Siding
• Aluminum Siding
• Cement Siding

Wood Siding in CT

Wood clapboard siding is among the oldest types of house siding in CT. You can see its beauty on older and historic Connecticut homes. Its disadvantage is that it is not low maintenance, requiring painting and caulking and is often replaced with aluminum or vinyl siding. Frequently when that happens, a lot of the charm and detail of the wood home is lost.
So if you own a wood clapboard home you probably own a beautiful home, and as you know keeping it looking good requires taking care of paint problems and regular exterior paint maintenance. And there are often special considerations for painting historic homes.
• Wide variety of styles, textures and finishes.
• Wood clapboard or beveled siding is horizontal and has overlapping joints.
• Wood plank or board siding is vertical and comes in board and batten, board on board or channel-groove or tongue and groove styles.
• Board siding also comes in a plywood version often called T-111® which is just exterior plywood with different face treatments and groove patterns to emulate a traditional board and batten design.
• Fairly easy to repair but difficult to install over existing siding.
• Requires an exterior finish such as paint or stain.
• Can be damaged by rot, insects, warping or splitting.
• Cost varies widely by type of wood species and style of siding and exterior finish.
• T-111 is least expensive.
• Generally moderate in price.
• Painted finishes tend to require higher maintenance and require good exterior house painting preparation.
• Wood siding is prone to paint problems if the home is not properly ventilated.
• Stained finishes usually require lower maintenance.

Aluminum Siding in CT

With the maintenance associated with wood siding came the desire for an alternative. Aluminum siding fit the bill and has evolved over the years into a very low maintenance and popular siding choice for newer Connecticut homes.
Aluminum siding comes in strips and has perforated holes at the top for fastening into the exterior wall and interlocking flanges top and bottom to seal against weather.
• Comes in a broad range of styles including horizontal, vertical panels and broad array of prefinished colors (sometimes this is not a good thing...)
• Available in a variety of textures including wood shake/shingle style.
• Common retrofit siding and has often, unfortunately, been applied over wood siding in many home "improvement" projects where maintenance won out over aesthetics or the wood siding was severely damaged.
• Durable material but prefinished painted finishes have been known to fade, chalk and runoff onto brick walls often below the siding.
• Newer vinyl coated finishes are available and alleviate past paint problems.
• Prone to denting and being noisy.
• Aluminum lacks the ability for detailed trim work.
• Generally moderate in price.
• Vinyl or plastic coated aluminum is expensive.
• Low maintenance.
• Plastic / vinyl clad aluminum siding can obtain 35 year warranty.
• Standard pre-painted aluminum siding prone to chalking.
• Denting is a common problem with aluminum siding.

Vinyl Siding in CT

As the search for low cost, low maintenance siding continued, the next evolution after aluminum siding was the advent of vinyl siding.
Vinyl siding, like aluminum siding, comes in strips and has perforated holes at the top for fastening into the exterior wall and interlocking flanges top and bottom to seal against weather. A special tool called a zip tool is used to join and separate the siding strips.

• Like aluminum siding, vinyl siding also comes in a range of styles including horizontal and vertical panels and a range of prefinished colors. Some of them can be pretty wild.
• Available in a variety of textures including wood shake/shingle style.
• Vinyl siding is also a common retrofit siding often applied over wood siding in many home "improvement" projects.
• Prone to cracking in cold weather if subjected to impact. See Tutorial Repairing Vinyl Siding.
• Proper installation is critical or siding will warp or buckle.
• Lower range of moderate, usually less than aluminum siding.
• Very low maintenance, never needs painting as color is solid throughout the vinyl siding.
• If cracked, siding section needs to be repaired or replaced. See Tutorial Repairing Vinyl Siding.

Cement Fiber Siding in CT

Cement fiber siding is the latest development in residential siding for Connecticut homes. I love this product and used it in our new home in northern CT. It's durable, very low maintenance, made from recyclable materials so it's "Green" and it's beautiful to boot.

• Cement fiber siding comes the closest to emulating a natural wood grain and is virtually indistinguishable from some wood siding products.
• Like wood, trim and millwork pieces are also available to provide design detail for the home.
• Comes in beveled siding, shingle/shake and stucco panel styles.
• Extremely durable.
• Installs like wood siding.
• Cuts like wood siding.
• Comes primed or pre-finished.
• Not subject to rot or insect damage.
• Moderate to high.
• Virtually maintenance free.
• Warranty of 50 years is common from the major manufacturers

Contact us today and get a quote and consultation from our Connecticut sidincontractors and find out how we can help you with your next siding job in CT.