Wood siding is a classic and timeless choice for your home’s exterior, offering a natural and warm aesthetic. It is usually more economical than other types of siding, but in the current market, due to the lumber shortage, the price of wood siding is higher than usual. You can expect to invest a minimum of $5 to $10 per square foot for both materials and installation. Wood clapboards typically cost around $5 per square foot, while shingles and shakes may range between $6 and $9 per square foot.
In addition to the material and installation costs, you should budget for paint, stain, moisture protection, and treatments against insects, which can add an extra $2,000 to $5,000 to the overall project. The total cost of wood siding for a two-story home can vary from $14,000 to $23,000, depending on the design and the type of wood used. More expensive and harder-to-find wood species will increase this estimate.
Maintenance of your wood siding over time requires patience, effort, and diligence. Homeowners should be proactive in identifying and addressing issues such as splits, cracks, warping, and damage from insects or moisture as soon as they occur. With proper care, a wood siding home can last for 40 years or longer, making wood siding an efficient and cost-effective choice for many homeowners.
Real wood siding also contributes to your home’s energy efficiency by acting as a natural insulator year-round. In three-season climates, you can rely on your wood siding to retain warm air in the winter and prevent cool air from escaping in the summer. This helps reduce your monthly energy expenses for heating and cooling while keeping your HVAC and plumbing systems operating smoothly throughout the year. Wood siding is also a sustainable choice, as it is 100% renewable and biodegradable.
However, exposure to moisture and insects poses a significant risk to your wood siding. Without proper moisture control, wood planks can warp or cup, and they may develop mold or mildew if left untreated. It is crucial to treat your wood before installation and adhere to the recommended maintenance schedule to minimize the risk of damage to your siding.
Wood siding demands the most maintenance of all siding options. It requires periodic resealing and/or repainting every few years to prevent cracking, warping, and splitting. Homeowners must remain vigilant and address any irregularities as soon as they arise to prevent them from becoming more significant and costly issues. Following a recommended maintenance schedule is essential to keeping your wood siding in excellent condition.
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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.
The beauty of wood home shingles is unparalleled in its natural grace and warmth. Each shingle, with its unique grain and texture, contributes to a timeless aesthetic that blends seamlessly with its environment. Over time, these shingles weather gracefully, developing an exquisite patina that adds character and depth to the facade. The tactile, organic quality of wood shingles exudes a welcoming charm, making any home feel cozy and connected to nature. With its enduring appeal, wood shingles bestow a rustic elegance that stands the test of time.
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The installation of new wood shingles on a house brings a timeless, natural beauty that is truly captivating. The individuality and warmth of each shingle infuse a sense of character, creating an exterior that stands out with rustic elegance. As the wood ages, it acquires a unique patina, further enhancing its charm. The texture and varying shades of wood shingles add depth and dimension, making a home feel welcoming and harmonious with its surroundings. It’s a classic choice that exudes enduring beauty and a connection to nature.