We know what you’re thinking. Do people still get stucco siding? Yes! Absolutely. Because stucco has made quite the shift away from the olden days’ basic white, dirty old stucco. You can now get stucco installed in a wide array of colors and textures. Stucco’s benefits include the ability to resist moisture and last up to 80 years with very little maintenance. We definitely think this is a great option for anyone looking for a cool look with low maintenance for a unique take on the outdated stucco of days past.
Stone veneer is manufactured stone siding that looks like the real thing but without the hefty price tag. Stone veneer is often used as an accent to other types of siding. It can be quickly installed as a half wall or one wall for some dynamic looks to an otherwise mundane home with one kind of siding. Although it doesn’t come with the same durability as the real stone, it still can work great as both a full siding installation or partial. Stone veneer can also work on home interiors if you want a woodsy rustic aesthetic in a basement wall with a fireplace. Stone veneer definitely allows homeowners to get a little creative with their homes.
Fiber cement siding is quite common and is actually manufactured using many of the same materials as stone veneer: Portland cement, sand, and cellulose. It comes in many different colors and can even be manufactured to imitate real wood. Some of the biggest benefits of fiber cement siding are that it won’t rot, it won’t fade from the sun’s UV rays, and it’s impervious to those pesky termites or other insects that can penetrate and affect real wood siding. Plus, if you need a refresh over time, it can be easily refinished or painted over. That’s about the only maintenance required to keep fiber cement siding in tip-top shape.
Brick, beautiful brick. Did you know that a brick house can actually cool a home better and faster than its framed and siding counterparts? It’s an amazing insulator and can drastically improve a home’s energy efficiency. Not only that, but the aesthetic of a brick or brick veneer house is timeless as can be. It will always be in style and always have that sense of longevity and strength. The one downfall of a brick house is that the mortar, as with any mortared material, may deteriorate over time. But it will almost always be at the joint, and it’s nothing a mason can’t mortar and fix in no time. On the other hand, Brick veneer is a much less costly material but gives the same aesthetic as the real thing. But similar to stone veneer, it can never truly meet the expectations of real brick but can work great as an accent to other types of siding.
Vinyl is incredibly popular among most homes these days. It’s affordable, looks nice, and is very easy to install or replace. It’s also weather-resistant, fade-resistant, and impervious to insects and other pests. However, in the event of water leaks or other damage to the siding, it is highly susceptible to mold and mildew growth behind it. If your vinyl siding is ever compromised, it is relatively cheap and simple to remedy the fix if the water damage has not penetrated a much larger area. Plus, the options for colors and textures for vinyl siding are seemingly endless. It’s a great option for anyone just looking to increase their curb appeal and get a new fresh look for their home.
Before we talk about real wood siding, we would be remiss not to mention engineered wood siding. Engineered wood is made up of a little bit of real wood, wood scraps, sawdust, and other wood-like materials to build a solid and durable material that looks and feels like the real thing. Engineered wood is very easy to install; it’s also a lot more cost-effective and is an incredible alternative to real wood, which requires quite a bit of maintenance and upkeep. So for an easier option, engineered wood is great. It is susceptible to moisture seepage and water damage, but the proper installation and keeping a close eye on it can help prevent any catastrophic damage.
Wood clapboard siding, also known as lap siding, is a rare but beautiful type of siding that includes horizontal installation of long wooden boards overlapped together. Clapboard is different from shiplap in that it is installed horizontally and has one edge thicker than the other so that they can seamlessly overlap each other. Advantages of clapboard siding include its sustainability, natural weathered look, and the customizations available. Clapboard can be made of most woods including pine, cedar, oak, and spruce, and can be painted or stained any way you like. Some people also choose to do the charred method of burning wood called Shou Sugi Ban, which gives the boards a beautiful black color that helps wood last for upwards of 80 years.
Cedar siding is a beautiful way to use wood that has a unique look with benefits to match. Cedar is super lightweight, and this makes for easy installation as well as insulation. Cedar does a great job at naturally keeping cool air inside during the warm months and cold air outside in the cold months. It is highly durable and can be customized with exterior paint, and can be treated or untreated: both work well. Cedar shingles, or cedar shakes, come in a variety of colors and textures, and if you’re looking for a very woodsy, natural look, they are your best bet. As it ages, it will turn into a beautiful grey weathered color that still maintains all of its properties just with a new look. Cedar is both anti-fungal and antibacterial in nature, which is why you can manage fine without treating the wood. It won’t rot or crack and will last anywhere from 20 to 50 years, depending on climate and regular maintenance.
Seamless steel siding is a very cool choice if you want a literally seamless look to your home’s new siding. Seamless steel siding is designed and cut to fit the exact length you need. There won’t ever be a break where two pieces meet, except for the corners of your home. Seamless steel siding is designed to have a wood grain look but with the added benefits of steel. Steel siding won’t fade like vinyl, and you also have more colors to choose from. You can now get dark greys or greens without worrying about it losing color as the siding ages. Steel is also very energy efficient as it actually reflects radiant heat, and it can be recycled, making it a very environmentally friendly option.
Corrugated metals are sheets of metal that have gone through a roll former that creates those shapes or corrugated lines giving the sheets both texture and dimension. The benefits of corrugated metals for siding include its extreme durability that can withstand the elements from severe storms. It’s also resistant to fire, water, and pests such as termites. Metal siding is also very low maintenance but can last up to 50 years or more!
Composite siding is manufactured using plastic and other recyclable materials and is designed to look like regular vinyl or wood siding but with added benefits. Composite siding is an effective alternative to standard vinyl siding and is also more eco-friendly. It’s safely treated to resist mold, fire, and insects and will biodegrade in landfills. Composite siding is also very low maintenance but does require occasional cleaning: a soft wash of gentle soap and water can bring your composite siding back to looking as good as new.
As far as exterior siding options go, these are all great options depending on your specific needs.
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Vinyl siding can be a wonderful addition to bring life back to the exterior of your Long Island home. New vinyl siding not only increases energy efficiency and boosts your home’s value, it can refresh your home’s exterior and leave it looking brand new! But selecting a top-quality vinyl siding is only the first step. There are so many choices in colors and textures, now, make sure you check them all out before you decide. A professional installation by Expressway seals the deal, ensuring your siding looks great, improves efficiency and lasts for many years to come.
High-quality siding can be the definitive, charm-defining feature of your property and if you want to make a solid statement, cedar siding is the most excellent choice. It has a warm and natural look and is also one of the most durable types of exterior siding available on the market. Cedar adds character to any building and provides a unique, distinguished look. A professional installation by Expressway seals the deal, ensuring your cedar siding looks great, improves efficiency and lasts for many years to come.
The simple lines and ease of installation of Dutch lap siding have made this vinyl siding option the most popular cladding for Long Island homes. Today’s vinyl Dutch lap siding colors and styles offer different textures, shadow lines and shades to meet every Long Island home or business owner’s preferences. You can’t go wrong with choosing a Dutch lap siding. In addition to its comparative affordability to other siding options, it is simple and easy to clean and maintain. And because it’s vinyl, it holds up well against NY weather.
We’ve helped 100s of Long Islanders improve the curb appeal of their homes and businesses, all while adding the strength and durability that can only come with steel. Every Expressway metal siding project starts with heavy-gauge, hot-dipped, galvanized steel. And because metal siding is specifically cut to the exact dimensions of your home, your new steel siding will provide a sleek and sophisticated look without any seams. Our expert installation specialists ensure your siding will virtually wrap your home in a premium layer of protection.
Expressway is highly-qualified and experienced with stucco siding and similar services. If you are looking for a specialized home or business siding professional for your next stucco siding repair or install project, then you are in luck! To help ensure your stucco siding job is a smooth and hassle-free process, we are the right professionals to call for the delicate task of installing or repairing your stucco. A professional stucco siding installation by Expressway ensures your stucco siding will look great for years to come.
If you’re improving your home’s exterior or planning to get rid of your old, beaten up siding, maybe consider getting fiber cement siding installed. Fiber cement siding has many benefits you can enjoy. Fiber cement siding comes in a myriad of colors, textures and styles that mimic other conventional siding materials like stucco, clapboards or cedar shingles. It’s durable because it’s made from a combination of sand, cement and wood fiber. It can survive longer than other contemporary siding materials because it is resistant to fire, wind and insect infestation.
Wood siding comes in a variety of styles. The most common styles include board and batten, shakes, shingles, and clapboards. Giving a natural, warm appearance and timeless beauty, builders often choose wood for premium projects. Pine and cedar are the two main wood species used for exterior siding. Cedar types include eastern white cedar, red cedar and Alaskan yellow cedar; each type has a color true to its name. While pine siding can be very affordable, it can’t resist rot and insects like cedar can.
As stone veneer siding has gained in popularity, more and more companies began producing natural stone siding that is cut to a standard thickness from quarried stone. The most obvious advantages associated with real stone veneer siding is that A) it is real stone B) it is much lighter in weight and therefore much easier to install and fit precisely and C) the stone patterns, textures and shades just can’t be replicated by any other veneer. When properly installed and cared for, stone veneer siding lasts indefinitely and stands the tests of Long Island’s weather.
Our guys are all professional brick siding installation experts. That’s our bread and butter! We’ve been providing brick siding installation services to residential and commercial clients for over 22 years. Brick veneers are usually made from thin slices of real brick/stone, or a concrete composite. The finish offers the beauty and low-maintenance of brick and stone; however, it weighs much less and doesn’t require additional structural support. Quality brick veneers are both attractive and durable and will last for decades.
A huge advantage of engineered wood siding is that it is highly durable. It withstands the weather better, wards off insects, and even resists fire for a certain duration compared to natural wood. The chemicals used on it dramatically increase its durability and longevity, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon. Another benefit of having engineered wood siding on your home is that it reduces noise pollution. Engineered wood will serve you well if you want practicality while sacrificing a little bit of the exterior appearance.
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