FAQs for Exterior Siding and New Window Installation


Do you install siding?

Yes, Ameriside installs exterior siding over stucco and existing wood siding.
What is vinyl siding?
Vinyl siding was introduced as an alternative to aluminum siding. It is the most installed siding product in the United States.
Does vinyl siding require maintenance?
Vinyl siding is nearly maintenance-free and never needs to be painted. You may want to wash it once a year for a fresh appearance.
Is vinyl siding durable?
Vinyl siding is resistant to heat, cold, and moisture and is certified to withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour.
How much does vinyl siding cost?
Vinyl siding is the most affordable siding option on the market. Homeowners recoup an average of 80% of the installation cost, which increases the value of their home.
What is insulated siding?
Insulated siding is essentially vinyl siding with rigid foam insulation laminated or permanently attached to the panel.
Does insulated siding make your home energy efficient?
Besides reducing energy consumption, insulated siding is breathable, allowing water vapor to escape, providing protection against mold, rot, and mildew, and helping maintain healthy indoor air quality.
What does it cost to install insulated siding?
On average, insulated vinyl siding will cost 20% to 30% more per square foot than traditional vinyl siding.
Is insulated siding more durable than vinyl siding?
Insulated vinyl siding is manufactured to withstand harsh weather conditions and will not buckle under the impact of any sort very easily.
What is fiber cement siding?
Fiber cement siding is made from cement, wood fiber (cellulose), sand, and other components.
How long does fiber cement siding last?
Fiber cement siding is said to be more durable than wood but does require some maintenance.
Do you have to paint fiber cement siding?
Some fiber cement siding may be required to be painted every 4-5 years, depending on the topcoat applied.
What brands of siding do you install?
Ameriside is certified to install CertainTeed, LP SmartSide, and James Hardie Siding.
What is the warranty on vinyl siding?
LP SmartSide and CertainTeed carry a limited lifetime warranty that is transferrable as well.

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