It is easy to look at a finished project and appreciate the completed result. Often, the individual details that work in concert to create spectacular results aren't immediately noticeable or recognized for their contribution to the project as a whole. When considering the exterior of a home and its overall curb appeal, siding selections account for a very important element to the overall look and feel of a home. Moreover, like the skin on our body, it covers a majority of the structure and is not only an aesthetic choice regarding the look and style of the home, but is also a functional choice regarding maintenance and longevity.
Traditional wood siding certainly has its place, but there are some really great modern-engineered alternatives that provide the classic look and feel of traditional products with the same visual appeal that are inherently more durable and easier to maintain over the lifetime of the home.
A lot of our practice involves educating clients on new materials to achieve classic results, but that offer benefits over traditional options. With siding, we often propose clapboard or shingle siding options from JamesHardie. The Hardie family of offerings is comprised of a concrete material that looks and handles like its traditional wood alternatives. The material comes pre-finished so it reduces the installation time and activities, and requires little maintenance once it is installed so it looks great for years. While we often use the siding on more traditional, East Coast styled homes, the products also work really well in more modern and contemporary applications where crisp, linear lines take the forefront in the overall design of the home.
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