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Most common siding materials by Rock Solid Exteriors

Most common siding materials by Rock Solid Exteriors

Madison Heights Siding Contractor: Rock Solid Exteriors

Investing in siding is a SOLID investment for your home. It is important to take into account cost of materials, amount of maintenance that is necessary, maintenance costs and energy efficiency. Understanding the details is part of the decision making process so we want to help make it easier for you.

Four of the most common siding materials our customers find the most satisfaction with in our 25+ years experience in the field are Vinyl, Fiber Cement (Composite), Insulated and Engineered Wood.

 

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl

Vinyl was formed in the early 1960s and is the most used in new, single-family homes. It comes in a variety of colors and requires little maintenance. It is durable, and one of the least expensive option.

Vinyl has the tendency to deform in extreme climates and could fade in the long-term, but newer technology has considerably improved these defects. In fact, vinyl siding can now have the appearance of many different types of architectural accents such as stone, slate, and wood. Maintenance includes pressure washing annually.

Fiber SidingFiber Cement

Fiber cement (also called composite) consists of mixing sand, cement and wood fibers in a stable material that does not expand and contract in the same way as wood and vinyl. Fiber cement siding keeps color longer than wood siding,  low maintenance and can be painted. Repainting is recommended approximately every 15-20 years.

Another great benefit of fiber cement is that it is considered a  ‘green’ product because most of the brands contain from about 10 to 20% recycled material. It is highly water-resistant and impervious to termites.

Insulated Siding

Insulated

Insulated siding provides energy efficiency due to its ability to counteract the bridge effect in homes. Thermal bridges take place where a poor insulating material connects the interior and exterior of a house, and the use of insulated siding helps build a barrier in preventing heat loss or gain.

Although this type costs more than standard vinyl, it will pay for itself in the long run with lower heating and cooling bills.  Insulated siding also reduces the noise coming from outside of your home and lays flatter than conventional siding. Pressure washing is not optimal, but annual washing with water and soap is advised.

Engineered wood siding is one of the most common types of siding for homeowners

Engineered Wood

Engineered wood is a relatively new product that consists of wood waste and binders. Engineered wood has the look of real wood; but is stronger and can be factory painted, which gives it a longer life expectancy. This will have to be painted to retain the integrity every 5-10 years. Engineered wood is easy to install and will create less lumber than traditional wood. However, if not well maintained, it is more susceptible to weather-related issues.

 

Siding Installation

Rock Solid Exteriors is an expert in the roofing and siding industry. We will send one of our team members to inspect your current project, educate you on materials, maintenance costs and answer any questions or concerns you may have absolutely FREE! We have over 25 years of experience and knowledge with siding installation, repair and construction. This that has made us a preferred and trusted choice for homeowners all around Michigan. Just check out our testimonials from our loyal clients!

We go beyond the call of duty to provide 100% satisfaction to our long list of customers that keep coming back for more of our highly reputable services. Contact us today for a FREE consultation or inspection. Are you having an emergency siding repair crisis? We provide services within 24 hours!!!

testimonials

Shawn Cerrasco
Shawn Cerrasco
01:43 26 Apr 17
Rock Solid sent Joe to my house 1day after the devastating windstorm several weeks ago. Due to how busy they were, Joe didn't make it to our house until the sun was setting. We thought we'd have to reschedule, but Joe got a ladder and a flash light and headed up onto our roof. He immediately identified the worst spots, and though it was getting dark, he still made sure that those parts were tarped. Joe met with our insurance adjuster, gave us shingle samples and helped us pick the right shingle for our house. Jeremy and his crew installed our new roof. They were professional and courteous. They paid great attention to detail and did a thorough clean up. My husband and I couldn't be more pleased with the work and the look of our home. Thank you!read more
Robert Meitzler
Robert Meitzler
14:38 27 Mar 17
Levi (Owner of Rock Solid) and I have been very close friends for 25 years, so naturally he was the very first person I called when I saw shingles scattered across my lawn during Michigan’s 2nd biggest wind storm in history. He said he would have someone at my house tomorrow to assess the situation, and he’ll personally call me with the results. The following day I had someone on my roof while I was at work, and Levi called me later that afternoon to let me know temporary coverage was applied and that he’ll have someone out at my house about 2-weeks to repair the damage. He was honest with me over phone, describing to me that he needs to focus his resources on those homes in which temporary covering would not suffice and roof replacement was mandatory. Well exactly 15 days later I get a text from Levi letting me know that someone would be out to repair my roof. I was extremely pleased how timely the roof repair was done, accurate to the dates he provided up front. I mentioned in the beginning that I’m friends with Levi as I want to share with you the morals in which I know he stands for. He’s honest, hard-working, kind, fair, and trust worthy and during this situation I got to see all those ethics applied from Levi as a business owner. I would highly recommend Rock Solid Exteriors to any of my family or friends!!!!!read more
Tom Brennan
Tom Brennan
07:22 30 Mar 17
Jason, the salesman, helped us through the entire process of getting our roof fixed after the hail storm of 2016. These guys are pros at what they do. I felt at ease right off the bat. The whole crew has been helpful and friendly, and boy are they fast! I would and have been recommending Rock Solid to help my friends and neighbors after the storm last year. Thank you guys!!read more
Sonia J
Sonia J
20:17 18 Apr 17
My salesman Joe Minauro came to my door to let me know that alot of my shingles were on the ground from the wind and suggested for me to call my home insurance....I am soooo grateful to Joe and Rock Solid, not only did I get a new roof that I did not have to pay for but the customer service, the quality, cleanliness and friendliness of Joe and the crew was awesome. Thank you.read more
Jana H
Jana H
10:11 08 Jun 17
We had a great experience with this company! They worked hard for our business giving us an amazing deal on our siding. Our home looks fantastic now. The workers were quick polite and professional. They did an amazing job. We couldn't be happier.read more
Scott Henson
Scott Henson
03:47 14 Jun 17
I needed a new roof and wanted to look a little more into this company because I had a friend use them, and she had nothing but good things to say about the company. I notice that Joe Minauro's name was mentioned in one of the past clients reviews so when I called I had requested him,, Joe promptly responded and scheduled a appointment with us, then after we started going over everything with him you would have thought we were Joe's only customers , but I knew this not to be true his phone was ringing none stop. Joe has been very attentive and we felt taken care of through the whole process. Thanks Joe!read more
Nannette Mercier
Nannette Mercier
12:57 28 Jun 17
Kudos to this company and the crew! They took my tired looking mobile home and made it look like new. I had siding and gutters replaced. What a great experience from the initial visit with the sales representative to the installation crew. Very professional, when the job was done they put everything back in my flower bed, my grill back and even my trash cans. Then I noticed they fixed a loose board on my steps. I highly recommend them.read more
Melanie Whitehead
Melanie Whitehead
15:30 20 Jul 17
Rock Solid is just that, a rock solid company who do a great job. The owner, Levi, is an honest and honorable man. They do great work and I would suggest them to anyone looking for any exterior work. Thanks Levi and company!read more
Ruth Pisani
Ruth Pisani
15:58 21 Jul 17
Nathan from Rock Solid worked with me..Everything went smoothly and the crew, office staff all a great bunch of people. From start to finish clean up. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars.read more
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