Engineered Wood Siding Contractor
One thing many homeowners will vouch for is just how critical siding really is for a home. Like the roof, siding is one of the building’s last lines of defense against the elements and is critical in helping to keep the home well-insulated, and not run your power bill completely through the roof.
Siding looking shabby or poorly-maintained can result in poor curb appeal (which affects the equity of your neighbors’ homes as well), and bad resale value. If it’s bad enough, you can wind up with your home being condemned due to code violations making them unfit for habitation. Black mold and water damage can be lethal in severe enough cases and aren’t things to take lightly.
Poorly-installed siding can be just as bad for resale and curb appeal, which is why choosing the right contractor for your siding needs matters more than just price-wise as well. On top of these, choosing the right siding material for your desired look and your climate is important, too.
There are a lot of choices for siding these days, from natural sources to advanced synthetics and composites, almost too many choices. One popular, affordable, practical material is engineered wood siding.
As you will see, there are a lot of reasons to consider this type of siding, and we’re going to explore them a bit.
What is Engineered Wood Siding?
Engineered wood siding is similar to hardboard, though the quality of materials, and the manufacturing process a bit more advanced and tightly-controlled. The aim of engineered-wood is to create natural-looking wood siding without the various random flaws that natural wood can have, such as structural issues, splinters, or knots that look bad.
It’s made by compressing wood fiber strands and resins under extreme pressure to create a lighter, more durable material that looks and feels like natural wood.
Benefits of Engineered Wood Siding
Engineered wood is lightweight, much lighter than natural wood, and being shaped in a manufacturing facility, it can be made to be much more easily installed, and eliminate splintering and chipping from nails and so forth.
It’s also much more resistant to water and weather damage and can come in more colors and styles due to the aforementioned molding process, meaning that there is more variety in the styles and colors available to meet your aesthetic tastes.
Engineered Wood Siding Vs. Natural Wood Siding
It’s hard to tell the two apart, aside from engineered wood being available in shapes and colors that are very difficult to achieve with natural wood. Aside from that, natural wood has a host of drawbacks that are not present with this material. Engineered wood is made from redwood or cedar, which are longer-lived materials, but they’re also very expensive.
Natural wood, even ones resistant to environments, don’t last as long and are prone to moisture damage, mold, moss, and much more. With the lower price, more variety, lighter weight, and greater longevity of engineered wood siding, the choice are relatively obvious for most customers.
But, you need to choose the right contractor to handle your engineered wood siding, and not all contractors are equal.
Why Choose JDT Construction?
At JDT Construction, we have years of experience working with a plethora of siding styles and types. We’ve handled stone, stucco, vinyl, composite cement, wood, metal, brick, and yes, engineered wood.
We have a rule at JDT, that we treat your home with the same respect and urgency that we would one of our own homes. This means that we’ll get the job done properly the first time, for a price that you will be very happy with.
We’re aware of how disruptive any project like this is when you’re trying to live in the house. With that in mind, we try to get the project completed as quickly and unobtrusively as possible, without sacrificing quality and reliability. This is the JDT promise, and it’s one you can take to the bank, every time.
Don’t wait for your siding to decay to the point that you start experiencing serious water damage, black mold, or other expensive issues. Tend to your siding right away. Fill out our contact form or call us today for a free estimate. We want to help you keep your home in pristine condition.