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Siding

Siding

In addition to all phases of construction and remodeling DTM Contractors provide a full range of siding and exterior weather protection services. We are capable of undertaking siding repair and remodeling projects.

We offer homeowners and commercial customers, a wide selection of premium siding, trim, and accessories in a range of materials, including vinyl, wood, fiber cement, aluminum & steel. We also offer a range of color choices too.

Whether you are looking for siding repair, siding replacement or are in the process of new construction and looking for siding contractors DTM Contractors can take care of you. Call today to discuss your siding needs with a professional contractor with over 40 years of experience.

The Different Types of Siding – How To Find The Best One For Your Home

We offer the siding products for any project in a selection of colors to match your design. Here are some of the most currently popular siding choices.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding has improved strength, weather resistance, colorfast and capable mimicking the look of many types of cladding and architectural accents, including wood, stone, and slate. It comes in a wide selection of factory colors.

Advantages:

  • widely available
  • least expensive option
  • durable
  • many brands come with lifetime warranties

Disadvantages:

  • style/color selection is not as wide as other types of siding
  • cannot be painted
  • repairs require replacement of entire sections
  • flammable
  • releases toxins if burned

Cleaning/maintenance:

  • wash annually with soap and water (high-pressure washing can cause damage)

“Green” characteristics:

  • vinyl siding as a whole is a “green” siding option due to its production and recycling processes

Insulated Siding

Insulated Siding is a vinyl product with the added benefit of insulation. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is the most common insulation material used in insulated siding. Simply put, the insulation is made to fit the profile of the vinyl siding, and the two are bonded together

The insulated siding acts as a barrier to prevent heat loss across the span of a wall.

Advantages:

  • reduces the amount of heat loss or gain from the house
  • reduces outside noise
  • its denser construction allows it to lay flatter and create straighter lines which is more effective on irregular walls

Disadvantages:

  • more costly than standard vinyl siding

Cleaning/maintenance:

  • wash annually with soap and water (high-pressure washing is not advised)

“Green” characteristics:

  • foam insulation increases the siding’s R-value, which helps make a home more energy efficient.

Engineered Wood Siding

Engineered Wood Siding is the most recent product to come on the market. It is manufactured by combining bonding agents with wood by-products like sawdust and wood shavings. It has the look and feel of real wood siding, yet it is tougher and longer lasting. It requires painting every five to ten years to maintain its integrity.

You can purchase the product pre-primed or with a color already applied… color choices are extensive It has a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty against rotting or defects, so naturally this type of siding is likely to become very popular in the future

Advantages:

  • infused resins make the siding resistant to insect damage
  • lighter weight provides an easy installation
  • custom colors available
  • takes less lumber to create than traditional wood siding
  • sold pre-primed or painted

Disadvantages:

  • susceptible to moisture-related problems unless properly installed and maintained

Cleaning/maintenance:

  • must be painted for weatherproofing purposes; periodic maintenance required—pre-treat with bleach or vinegar solution and wash with mild detergent solution; sand lightly to remove stains

“Green” characteristics:

  • made primarily from recycled wood, waste wood, and wood from smaller, quick-growth trees.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber Cement Siding is made from wood fibers mixed with sand and cement. Fiber cement siding has a great reputation for quality and durability and can withstand harsh weather such as strong wind or hail.

The product is very stable and does not expand and contract in the way that vinyl and wood siding does. It is considerably thicker than vinyl, lasts longer, and requires less maintenance.

Most fiber cement brands can be painted, which is great if the homeowner wants to change the color theme of the house without having to replace the siding.

Fiber cement siding products have long warranties, and they’re very visually appealing. The upfront investment of installing such a cladding pays off in the long run as the homeowner is faced with

Advantages:

  • not susceptible to termites incombustible
  • highly water resistant; holds paint well
  • lots of options in texture and color

Disadvantages:

  • costlier than most types of vinyl siding
  • installation is more complicated as the product is very heavy;

Cleaning/maintenance:

  • mostly maintenance free
  • must be repainted periodically (recommended every 15 to 20 years)

“Green” characteristics:

  • most brands contain at least 10 to 20 percent recycled materials

Add value to your home by refinishing the front of your house with new siding and/or window treatments.
Whether it’s vinyl, or composite, or whatever you decide, we can bring that value back to you.

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