Your Oklahoma Choice for Exterior Siding
Siding is the material applied to the exterior of your residence on top of other material to protect your walls and your property from water and any other weather effect by shedding them, insulating your home, and to boost the curb appeal as a decorative element of the structure. If your property has a solid masonry veneer or brickwork you won’t be needing siding installed, but, on the other hand, if you have walls made out of wood, panels or logs we highly recommend installing protective siding. Installing them on your home will significantly lower your energy bills and protect your home from all weather effects.
If you decide to have your home reinforced by siding you should consult with your Oklahoma City contractor to determine which material and which technic to use to install them. Siding can be fitted in a few different ways such as by overlapping, sealing or covering the joints. Interlocking joints such as rabbet, tongue and groove is another way your contractor can install sidings on the exterior of your home. Since every material tends to contract and expand when exposed to heat, cold and water joints are never rigid because they tend to allow water penetration. Because of that, it is advisable to implement rain screen construction to further improve the water resistance of your sidings to keep the walls of your home dry. There are different materials available to choose from when opting for a siding. Those materials are masonry, plastic, wood, metal or composite materials. Siding can be mounted directly on top of the material of the structure with use of studs if the wood material is in question or on top of the intermediate layer of the plywood, oriented strand board or planks which are called sheathing. Felt paper or house wrap can be added as moisture and air barrier for better protection and insulation of your home. As we said, there are many materials to choose from when selecting a siding for your home and they come in various colors. You can easily match the rest of your home exterior with your brand new siding to maintain the curb appeal of your property. If you already have siding installed on your home, you should have it inspected from time to time to see if there is some hidden damage that might cause problems if left to accumulate and grow. Having a leak in your home is not something you want to deal with. Correct installation, regular inspection, and adequate maintenance will keep your siding in the best condition possible, and it will continue to protect your home in the way it is supposed to.
If you require any siding service or siding installation hiring a skilled and experienced Oklahoma City contractor will assure you that the project will be done without mistakes and that your home will stay protected and leak-free for many more years to come so give us a call as soon as you can, and we will take care of your home.