Residential Siding in Annapolis and Gaithersburg MD areas
Vinyl Siding, Maryland Siding Contractor
One of the most popular choices of siding is vinyl siding for its cost. It’s the perfect finish to your Maryland home; it’s virtually maintenance-free and comes in a variety of colors and textures to suit all types of styles.
Give us a call today, and we’ll discuss your options and provide you with a free estimate.
Your Options With Siding
Hardie-plank siding or fiber cement siding
Hardie Plank or Fiber Cement siding uses concrete-fiber technology that is extremely durable and has the ability to withstand extreme elements making it a great choice. You’ll find that there are different options in colors and textures to create a custom look and style.
The installation process of installing Fiber Cement siding is slightly different from conventional wood or vinyl siding. Our experienced team of professional installers has been installing all types of siding, including Fiber Cement for homeowners throughout the greater Maryland area, including Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and Montgomery County. Our designers will be happy to help you achieve the style you’ve been dreaming about with Hardie-Plank siding for your home.
Cedar siding- ipe siding
Cedar siding offers you a beautiful natural look that will give you a custom natural that sets your home apart from the rest. With very little maintenance and the ability to withstand the outside elements, cedar siding surpasses standard vinyl siding. With our extensive experience, the team at Exterior Renovations will install your cedar siding in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and Montgomery County.
What Are The Benefits of Wood Siding
There are many reasons why wood exceeds concrete fiberboard and vinyl. Here are just a few benefits of wood siding:
- Energy use
- Resource use
- Environment impact
- Green Building
Energy Use: When you compare the energy needed to manufacture, transport, and building wood siding verse wood frame, steel frame, and concrete fiberboard, wood proves to be environmentally superior - it uses fewer fossil fuels and causes far less air and water pollution.
- Products made from wood make up 47% of all raw materials manufactured in the United States, but its manufacturing and energy consumption is only 4%.
- The manufacturing of wood materials uses 53% less energy than vinyl and 120% less energy than concrete.
Pollution: Wood products require much less energy to produce than concrete or vinyl, producing fewer greenhouse gases, making them a better choice for the environment.
Green Building: The increase in popularity of “Green Building” products has aided in improvements in building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™). There are four guiding principles of green building within the rating systems:
- Reducing energy use
- Reducing resource use
- Minimizing pollution
- Reducing environmental impact
Peace of Mind: With real Cedar, there is no need for chemical treatments. It has a unique “grown in the wood” preservative oil that eliminates the need to add arsenic and copper compounds that are used to preserve other types of wood decking products. These compounds can pose a serious health threat.
Durability: Real Cedar’s has the natural ability to resist moisture and decay, making it the perfect choice for our harsh Maryland weather. Its durability protects it from exposure to sun, rain, heat, and cold for many years.
Specialty Woods: Global– Ipe, and Cumaru are the two most popular types of imported wood.
Ipe (pronounced ee-pay) wood is also referred to as Brazilian Walnut and is three times harder than cedar and is dark brown in color, similar to a mahogany color. It is considered to be one of the densest hardwoods that you can get, with a fire rating similar to concrete and steel. It’s a natural deterrent to insects, decay, and models. This extremely durable wood is typically found in South America and some parts of Central America and offers protection from fire, weather, and pests, making it the perfect eco-friendly option.
Cumaru or Brazilian teak is known for its exceptional hardness and durability. It’s similar to that of IPE except that this dense wood comes in a variety of brown colors from tan brown to reddish-brown, with some pieces having a black striping. This exotic hardwood can be used for both residential and commercial installations because of its appearance, durability, and color.
Installing both of these types of wood siding takes longer. There are additional steps such as staining, painting, and installing special underlayments for additional protection. Exterior Renovations has experience installing all types of sidings. Give us a call today, (301) 956-7303. We’ll help you choose the eco-friend, durable and beautiful wood siding that will provide your home with the protection it needs for decades.