The siding on your home is the first defense against the elements. It takes on rain, wind, snow, hail, scorching sun, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at it. Not to mention the occasional errant baseball or hockey puck. We ask our siding to do a lot.
Like everything else these days, you have choices. 12 Penny Exteriors likes to keep things as simple as possible, so we focus on three types of siding products best suited to New England homes: vinyl, fiber cement, and wood. With these choices, we’ve (literally!) got you covered.
Whether you are looking for a standard clapboard look or would rather go with a more traditional shaker-style effect, vinyl siding has it all. Our partnership with Window Depot USA™ allows us to bring you very high quality vinyl siding from Royal Building Products. For over 50 years, Royal has been covering homes across America with an innovative approach to vinyl siding.
FIBER CEMENT SIDING
Close on the heels of vinyl siding is fiber cement siding. Rot-proof, bug-proof, virtually fire-proof, and unaffected by wind and cold, it has a lot of things going for it which is why it has become so popular as a siding replacement choice. There are also a wide array of colors to choose from, you can mimic pretty much any style – clapboard, cedar shakes, board and batten – and it does a much better job of giving you that “wood look” than vinyl siding does.
Before vinyl siding or fiber cement siding, there was wood siding. And if you are a traditionalist, there is nothing more timeless and beautiful than a home covered in real, authentic, wood siding. Let’s face it, all of the manufactured siding products have a similar goal: “to look like wood.” Be prepared, however, for regular maintenance with wood siding.