If you’re about to update the old siding on your home, or you’re adding the finishing touches on your new construction, you may have a few questions about your upcoming project. Well, we’re here with the answers. We’ve addressed some of the most frequently asked questions that we encounter — all of which are listed below. Plus, you can always reach out to us if you have any additional questions! Here at Airtight Exteriors, we’re proud to provide siding services for folks here in Lakewood and our neighbors throughout Denver.
The cost of your siding project will vary depending on the size of your home, the type of siding that you choose, the details in your siding (if you’re incorporating shake siding elements, a tudor-style layout, etc.), and whether or not you need to remove and dispose of your current siding. Most projects cost between $5,000 and $15,000 — if you’d like to get a free quote for your home and your project, simply reach out to the siding experts here at Airtight Exteriors.
Maintaining your vinyl siding couldn’t be easier. Simply clean off your siding every once in a while if it’s dirty. Your siding may gather mold and mildew over time (which isn’t a huge problem here in Denver), and it may collect dust and dirt. For light cleaning, you can simply use a hose to spray off your surfaces. For a deep cleaning, you can invest in a vinyl siding cleaner (make sure it is designed for vinyl siding) — most cleaners are $30 or less, and you may be able to find a product that attaches to the end of your hose, for easy cleaning. You can also use a power washer to spray your surfaces to thoroughly remove any grime, just be sure not to use too much pressure as you clean your surfaces, since high pressure can force water into the seams between your vinyl panels, which can damage the subsurface behind your home’s facade. Keep your pressure washer to 1,600 psi or less.
Caring for your fiber cement board siding is just as easy as maintaining your vinyl siding. If you notice that your siding is dirty, just give it a rinse. If mold takes hold on your boards, then you can invest in a spray that you can dilute and utilize to clean off your home. Again, you can find cleaners that are specifically designed for siding at your local hardware store. For a deep clean, you can utilize a pressure washer to provide a thorough cleaning for your home. Keep the pressure to 1,500 psi or less, and stand several feet away from your siding to ensure that you don’t force spray into the seams between your boards.
Most vinyl siding products are rated to last 20 to 40 years, although some vinyl products carry longer warranties.
Here at Airtight Exteriors, we utilize James Hardie® fiber cement siding. James Hardie siding is rated to outlast most other fiber cement siding products on the market — their products are warranted for 50 years.
We provide LP Smartside® siding, as well as James Hardie® siding products, LP Smartside is a composite and wood-based product that is highly resistant to damage, and available in a number of styles.
James Hardie offers a variety of siding options, including fiber cement boards. James Hardie boards are available in a number of colors, and their boards are also highly resilient and resistant to wear and tear.
While you can install siding yourself, we don’t recommend it. Hiring a professional won’t just save you time (and a lot of it), it ensures that your property is protected, and you won’t void any warranties on your installation. Beyond that, installing siding can prove hazardous, especially if you’re working on any wall higher than your head. Plus, you’ll have to cut the edges of your siding to fit the layout of your facade — which is another safety hazard if you aren’t used to utilizing power tools, and another investment if you don’t already own saws to cut your siding.
With a professional installation, you can trust that your siding will protect your home. Plus, your installation will go quickly, and you won’t have to worry about fitting a big DIY project into your schedule.
Absolutely! As we mentioned, we carry a variety of siding products, including shake siding products from the LP Smartside and James Hardie collections. We can install siding in a variety of configurations, and we’d be happy to incorporate shake siding into the design of your home’s facade.
We carry a variety of siding products in a variety of colors. In fact, James Hardie’s line of siding is available in numerous colors. You can learn more about their available siding colors. If you’re interested in our vinyl siding or LP Smartside siding, then you can reach out to us for a catalog of available colors.
Our siding products are rated to withstand high winds. Most of our siding products are rated to withstand winds of 100 miles per hour or more. Give us a call if you’re curious about the wind rating for the siding product in which you are interested.
If you’re looking for a siding company here in Denver, we’re the best choice. We’re a Lakewood-based siding company, and we’ve provided service for folks throughout the area for over two decades. We strive to utilize the best products on the market, which is why we’ve partnered with Alside®, James Hardie, SmartSide, and other manufacturers to provide premier products that will ensure that your home is protected. Plus, we provide window installation services alongside our siding services, so you can renovate or finish your building in one fell swoop. If you’re ready to get started, or you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us!
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