Engineered Wood Siding
Also known as Composite Wood Siding
Colorado Siding Repair: Engineered Wood Siding Installers
Engineered or composite wood siding is a great alternative to natural wood siding. It comes very close to the authentic, rustic look of the traditional siding with a few definite advantages over it. If you want the look without the high maintenance of natural wood, engineered wood siding is a great option for you.
This siding is not made out of pure natural wood but is manufactured using wood strands or wood chips. These are then combined with other ingredients, coated in wax, and bound together with resin. This makes the siding more resistant and durable than natural wood siding.
Not all composite wood siding is of the same high quality. That is why we use LP SmartSide, the best engineered wood siding on the market. The way this siding is manufactured results is a durable, high-quality siding that looks beautiful and has a number of clear advantages.
Advantages of Engineered Wood Siding
One of the biggest advantages that engineered wood siding has over natural wood siding is that it requires less maintenance. Whereas natural wood has to be stained and sealed at least every other year, engineered wood siding only has to be painted every five years or so, depending on environmental factors.
The paint needs to be inspected for cracking, peeling, and fading in between painting it to prevent damage to the siding or to catch small problems early before they become big ones. Before repainting your siding simply remove dust and mildew with a brush or sponge and a mild detergent but do not use a pressure washer.
If you would rather let professionals do all of the maintenance, Colorado Siding Repair is one of the few siding contractors in the area that also paints the exterior of your home. We would be happy to expertly paint and maintain your siding for you and keep it looking beautiful.
Engineered wood products that are of very high quality have warranties that reflected that fact. LP SmartSide products come with a 5/50-year limited warranty which will give you peace of mind for many years to come. Just make sure to regularly inspect the trim and siding to check that no damage has occurred and to see if it requires maintenance.
Another advantage is that the LP products are specially treated to be more resistant to termites, mold, rot, and fungal decay. Additionally, this siding is very resistant to impact damage. Hail damage is always something to worry about when you live in Colorado, but this siding stands up to hail very well. That means that your siding will last longer and will look beautiful longer as well.
Even though composite wood is lighter than natural wood, it is very durable. It also means that it is easier and thus cheaper to install. Additionally, it can be partially replaced if it does get damaged, which is something Colorado Siding Repair can do and something that could save thousands of dollars.
Furthermore, engineered wood siding is less expensive than natural wood siding. It is more cost effective than real wood both in purchase price and installation cost. Because it requires less maintenance as well, you will save even more money (not to mention time) over the years.
Another fact that is very appealing to many clients is that engineered wood products are quite environmentally friendly. Manufacturing them does not require widespread clearing of trees and thus has a minimal negative impact on forests. Since it is made out of wood, it is still biodegradable.
When you choose LP SmartSide, you can pick from 16 prefinished colors. Additionally, you can choose between different styles likes shakes, laps, panel and vertical siding. That way you can pick whatever style and color best fits your design ideas and your home.
LP SmartSide is a great option if you are looking for an alternative to natural wood siding but want to stick with a wood product. As a great alternative, you may also want to consider James Hardie fiber cement siding with a Woodtone finish.
The fiber cement siding is extremely durable and serves as a substrate for the Woodtone Rustic Series™ products. These products look beautiful and come in a number of style and color choices so that you can get as close to the wood look as you would like.
When you pick the combination of James Hardie and Woodtone, you get durable products that look beautiful but require little maintenance. They also come with industry-leading warranties and will thus last for a long time.
Colorado Siding Repair is a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor which means we are experts when it comes to installing this premium product. Of course, we also install all other siding products expertly and will get the job done right, no matter which siding you pick.
Colorado Siding Repair is Here to Help
Picking new siding can feel difficult and confusing but that does not have to be the case. Colorado Siding Repair is here for you and we are your trusted siding guide. We will expertly guide you through the entire process of finding the right siding for you, your home, and your budget.
Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding engineered wood siding, fiber cement siding or any other exterior home projects. We also install windows, insulation, and paint the exterior of your home. Colorado Siding Repair is here to help and guide you and we cannot wait to get started on your next project?