If you are considering a makeover to your home’s exterior there are many factors to consider such as curb appeal cost. One of the top areas to consider when considering the exterior appearance of your home is maintenance. With so many siding styles such as vinyl, fiber cement, wood and stone asking yourself a few questions can help you determine which siding would meet your needs. Do you want to get out of the endless cycle of scraping, priming and painting your old wood siding? Should you get vinyl siding installed? Or is your old wood siding just too far gone to hold another coat of paint?

Husker Hammer is experienced in installing vinyl, James Hardie Fiber Cement and LP siding. Here are the benefits of each of the siding styles.

Vinyl Siding

Once it is installed, vinyl siding will give your home a freshly painted look for years to come with nothing more than an occasional washing. It comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. With all the advances in vinyl technology, the ability to create almost any look, in any color, is at your fingertips. Vinyl siding can make your home more energy efficient. Typically, vinyl siding is installed over, or in conjunction with, a layer of insulation, this adds “R” value to the outside of your home. And since vinyl siding is installed over the top of your existing wood siding, it takes a lot less time and labor than installing wood or cement board. Husker Hammer offers vinyl siding from Crane, Alside, and Mastic.

Fiber Cement Siding

Husker Hammer is a James Hardie installer. When homeowners choose James Hardie products, they get an exterior that is tougher than the elements. It is fire resistant and won’t be eaten by insects. The material resists water absorptions and helps protect against mold, swelling, and cracking. Hardie products stand up to storms and harsh weather to provide a longer lasting exterior. Fiber cement comes in many decorative siding styles, such as lap siding, shingle siding, and vertical siding. James Hardie fiber cement also comes with a 30 year industry leading warranty. However this durability comes with a higher price tag than vinyl siding styles.

Wood Siding

Husker Hammer is also a partner with LP SmartSide products, offering DiamondKote building products. LP SmartSide engineered wood siding offers the beauty of wood with increased durability. It is always a smart choice when accenting homes partially finished in stone, stucco or brick. LP lap siding resists hail and impact damage better than fiber cement and vinyl siding, and stands up to harsh weather in any climate. LP siding is also easier to install than fiber cement. All LP products are made with wood, a renewable resource, and grown under strict Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards.

Whichever of the siding styles you choose,  make sure to partner with a trusted contractor like Husker Hammer. With 20 years serving the Omaha area and multiple Best of Omaha awards, we are eager to help you improve your home. If you have questions about the various siding materials available today, feel free to give us a call at (402) 894-9525 or stop in to our 5,000 square foot interactive showroom to learn as much as you would like about any of the products we offer.