Aluminum Siding

Aluminum Siding


Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding is one of many home siding options an owner must consider when choosing the new exterior for their home. The options can be overwhelming, especially if you have no idea what the differences are between wood, vinyl and aluminum. Fortunately, Beckworth LLC can help you with the planning process as well as the installation and replacement of your old siding.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum Siding

One of the most important factors to consider when thinking about getting aluminum siding is the location of your home in regards to the weather and environment. Aluminum siding can be an excellent option for your home as long as you take these things into consideration.

Aluminum panels come in both a horizontal format and a vertical format, allowing the homeowner complete freedom in designing the outward appearance of a home.

It may not look like it but Aluminum provides excellent insulating properties, especially the heavier-gauge metal. In fact, aluminum siding insulates a home better than vinyl siding and can save the homeowner a considerable amount on heating and cooling costs over the lifetime of the product. The fact that the product is extremely light and easy to install also generally translates into savings on labor when it is installed and that is certainly another advantage.

Aluminum is also an excellent choice for people living in coastal communities with lots of moisture or even salt spray in the air.  Wood and many other siding products can absorb moisture, causing a wide range of problems many of them health related, but aluminum siding does not swell, rot or encourage the growth of mildew and unlike steel siding, aluminum does not rust.  In fact, aluminum is completely waterproof and provides excellent home protection against moisture problems.

For homeowners who live in areas of extreme cold, aluminum is a better choice than vinyl due to the fact that aluminum is not affected by extreme cold, whereas vinyl can become brittle during severe cold snaps and can easily crack. Once a crack appears, water can get under the siding and can cause severe problems. Aluminum eliminates water problems virtually entirely.

Aluminum Siding

If you’re considering aluminum siding for your home, call Beckworth for a free quote (703) 570-6777, or use our contact form. You can also find good resources on our Blog or Facebook page.

Wood Siding

Wood Siding


Wood Siding

Wood siding remains a popular and durable option for siding a home. Wood siding provides a classic and enduring, yet traditional and contemporary range of options for your home regardless of the size. The options that make it so popular include its versatility, color options and style. Sorting through all the options you have can be tricky but Beckworth LLC can help.

Wood Siding

Wood Siding

In general, there are 5 types of main wood siding options you will need to consider. Each differs in cost, maintenance, grain, and appearance. Wood siding is available in a range of types, which means it’s fairly easy to find a profile that complements your home’s style and size.

The most common wood siding profiles include:

Pine: Pinewood siding is generally less expensive than other types. It is also more difficult to find long lengths of pine siding that are knot free. Pinewood siding is often stained or painted and is not rot-resistant, so must be vigilantly maintained.

Spruce: Spruce and pine wood siding can often be used interchangeably. Like pine, spruce is also trickier to find in long lengths that are knot free. Spruce siding can be painted or stained but must be regularly sealed to guard against rot.

Fir: Available in a range of profiles, fir is generally a more affordable wood option and can be painted or stained. It is a softwood, so upkeep is important.

Cedar: With beautiful grain and rot-resistance, cedar is a more expensive wood siding option that has fewer splitting and swelling issues than softwoods. It’s a favorite for homeowners who wish to have a stained finish, but cedar must be regularly maintained to preserve its natural resistance to insects.

Redwood: Like cedar, redwood wood siding is less prone to shrinking and warping and is easily painted or stained. It is sometimes less readily available outside of the West Coast.

Wood Siding

If you’re considering new wood siding for your home, call Beckworth for a free quote (703) 570-6777, or use our contact form. You can also find good resources on our Blog or Facebook page.

Board and Batten Siding

Board and Batten Siding


Board and Batten Siding

What is board and batten siding? This was originally just a simple way to apply lumber to houses and barns. The boards were typically 8″x12″ wide and were nailed vertically side-by-side and slightly spaced apart. The slightly more narrow boards were called a batten which was nailed down over the gaps to prevent leakage from the rain.

Board and Batten Siding

Board and Batten Siding

This style nowadays is considered a more rustic and traditional home siding option and is especially appropriate for Craftsman style houses. The individual boards are now replaced by plywood an are vertically nailed in intervals to replicate the old-fashioned and original look.

There are other styles of overlapping and interlocking horizontal siding options that are better at sealing out the severe weather but come at a higher cost, Board and Batten are ideal for temperate climates. This style of siding is applied over solid sheathing or fastened to horizontal nailers or blocking because it runs vertically.

Though a variety of woods are used, because of its natural resistance to decay cedar is a popular option for this type of home siding. All solid-wood sidings require treatment with water repellent, stain, or paint, and this finish must be regularly maintained.

Beckworth LLC will install or replace any of the sidings on your new or existing home. New home siding can instantly improve curb appeal and property value and also help you save a bundle in heating and cooling expenses if you install energy efficient siding. Our expert siding contractors would be happy to help you plan your next replacement siding projects by planning the design and materials with you and answering any questions you may have

Board and Batten Siding

If you are considering board and batten siding for your home then contact us for a free quote. You can call us (703) 570-6777contact us here or send us a message on Facebook.

 

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