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What is Composite Siding? Guide to Home Building and Renovation Materials

By Edited Jun 20, 2016 0 3

Composite Siding

A large number of houses all over the world are in need of maintenance as the life of the house stretches to years, decades, or even centuries. Houses can make use of composite siding and side painting to fix exterior damages caused by natural phenomena such as rain, flood, earthquakes, and all the other calamities incurred by nature. It is rather wise to check your house periodically to see whether there are parts that have to be repaired or improved. Checking the house at least once a year is highly encouraged though it's often recommended to check at least once in every 6 months. That way, you will ensure that your house is under constant care and protection. Usually, the exterior paint job of the house requires much of your attention. Paint coating fades away over time due to light exposure and the elements, so it is necessary to have your house repainted every now and then. This will be especially true if your house is located near a body of water, where fluxuating humidity and other weather conditions will expedite the fading process. Another way of maintaining your house is to add composite siding to it. Composite siding will allow you to protect the exterior walls of you home. You can choose from a variety of options of including wood, synthetics, and other materials as a siding.

Asphalt, fiber cement, and woodchips are good materials for composite siding

Composite siding, as an exterior material, gives the house good protection, especially when the weather is bad. When calamities occur, there is a high tendency for your house to be damaged in its outer parts. Bu this is not the case of a house with composite siding. Composite siding will provide your house the maximum protection that it could have considering that houses are vulnerable in the outside. It is your prerogative to choose the perfect composite siding for you. You can choose from asphalt, woodchips, or fiber cement ad the medium for your composite siding and each of these three are as good as the other materials.

Composite siding beautifies the house

Many homeowners consider the beauty of their house as the second priority next to its durability. Having the information in hand, homeowners do anything and everything to add style and sophistication to their houses. If you happen to be one of them, it is just right for you to add composite siding to your house. Composite siding gives your house very warm and intricate details that surely attract anyone who passes by it. The ordinary look of your house will be developed into a beautiful product of craftsmanship. You do not anymore have to fret about getting procedures with the maintenance of painting real wood siding. Aside from this and perhaps the most important thing here, you do not have to fret about the damages in your house like cracks and rotting that are principally caused by termites and other insects.

Composite siding is done first by covering the outer area of the house by a big black paper

The very first procedure that you will do when you plan to have a composite siding for your house is to purchase a big black paper large enough to cover all the exterior area of your house. This is a very essential process that you have to remember because it will guide you as you place the composite siding for your house. Composite siding is done by making the black paper as an inner layer while the asphalt, wood chips, or fiber cement will overlap it. You have to be very keen on the sizes and amount of the materials that you have to purchase. Whether you are using woodchips, asphalt, or fiber cement, make sure that the materials that you got are enough for your composite siding. The good thing also of doing this is that you will no longer have to repaint your house from time to time. You can use the same materials through the years and it requires very minimal and even almost zero maintenance. Not only will the composite siding beautify your house but it will give it a kind of protection where in you will be assured that even though you do not check your house in a periodical basis, your house is really protected by exterior damages.

Composite siding materials are purchased from the hardware

You can see the different composite siding materials from the nearest hardware you know. The price for these materials depends on the quantity that you will purchase. Also, the quantity that you will purchase depends on the house's exterior area. There is no specific price since the price is set for each square foot.

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Comments

Feb 26, 2011 5:59am
wood4word
Thanks for your very informative article. I am in the construction business and your article is very enlightening and could be included in our offers of products and services to our clients here in the Philippines.
Apr 15, 2011 3:48pm
dashboardc33
Very helpful article!
Aug 10, 2011 9:39pm
javrsmith
There are specific requirements for many of these products such as paint and caulking. In British Columbia, a lot of homes have needed extensive renovations due to improper maintenance of composite siding.
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