Exterior Designers Inc. specializes in all types of maintenance-free exterior residential siding. Vinyl, steel, cedar and fiber-cement siding are all popular varieties of siding. We are one of only a few James Hardie Associate Contractor, selected & trained to provide you with the best quality & craftsmanship.
A popular choice for homeowners since the late 80’s, Vinyl siding provides an economic, maintenance-free product of a uniform color throughout. Homeowners must be careful to research the various products available as there are many different grades. Vinyl siding offers many different accessories that can compliment an otherwise basic job.
Because of expansion and contraction, vinyl used to be only offered in lighter colors, but great strides in technology have been made to provide darker colors. Most recently, insulated or foam backed vinyl siding has made it so that wider profiles can be offered to mimic cedar and cement board with no maintenance.
Steel siding offers a premium alternative that can overcome many of the shortfalls of other sidings. Because there is much less expansion than vinyl siding, steel offers flatter walls, less noticeable seams, and is available in light and dark colors. Steel is also available in a wide range of styles.
Cedar & Wood Siding
Cedar siding will be around as long as we have lumber. Cedar siding like its roof counterpart, creates a very distinguished and exquisite look. However, it requires much upkeep and maintenance to keep it looking good over the years.
If you have cedar siding, you no doubt have encountered woodpeckers from one time or another. South side exposures tend to need more attention due to sun that is very hard on wood sidings. Homeowners should stain or paint cedar every three to five years to maintain its look.
Fiber-cement siding is composed of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber that has been autoclaved (cured with pressurized steam) to increase its strength and dimensional stability. The fiber is added as reinforcement to prevent cracking. For homeowners that want the look of wood but don’t want the hassles and costs associated with it, fiber-cement siding may be a satisfactory alternative. This product is available in a variety of textures that are said to provide the appearance of wood. Fiber-cement siding should be more durable than wood. It is termite-resistant, water-resistant, non-combustible, and warranted to last 50 years.
Based in Naperville, Exterior Designers, Inc. provides exterior residential remodeling services, including roofing, siding, windows, and doors for Naperville, Lisle, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Aurora and the surrounding areas.