Wood & Fiber-Cement Siding Installers in Seattle, WA
Prescreened Wood & Fiber-Cement Siding Contractors in Seattle, WA
95 South Tobin Street, Suite 101
Renton, WA 98057
Serving Seattle, WA
PO Box 12519
Mill Creek, WA 98082
Serving Seattle, WA
10605 Southeast 240th Street, Suite 130
Kent, WA 98031
Serving Seattle, WA
1420 Marvin Road Northeast, Suite C 311
Lacey, WA 98516
Serving Seattle, WA
11200 kirkland way
Kirkland, WA 98033
Serving Seattle, WA
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Reviews of Seattle Wood & Fiber-Cement Siding Installers
They are a little more expensive, but the knowledge, quality of work, and communication has been excellent. Well worth the money, and I know my house will be sided correctly so I have the peace of mind that everything will be nice and dry in my home.
Home Siding Replacement by Pacific Exteriors LLC Job instal started Aug 9, 2016 This job was a bit difficult because it is an old house with 2 layers of existing siding which had to be removed. Some problems were encountered during the installation, but the project supervisor made sure everything was installed to meet James Hardie specifications even though some reworking was required. Some of the problems along with my request for additional work on the garage door was performed at no additional cost. When this company gives you an estimate you can count on its accuracy, unlike some company's that will bury you in change orders. This made the job financing very straight forward for us. I highly recommend Pacific Exteriors for all your siding work.
We hired ACS to re-hab the siding and trim of a 1902 Craftsman home. The job entailed stripping the siding down to bare cedar, repairing window sills & replacing some of the belly band. We also had 14 new windows installed & insulation retroactively blown into the walls. Overall, we are very satisfied with the quality of work that was done. We didn't want a sloppy, slap-it-up paint job; instead, we were looking for a high level of prep work for a paint job that will last for the next decade (or more!). I'm very pleased with the outcome and would recommend ACS to anyone looking for quality worksmanship. Thanks to Gary, Bill, Omar & Dean!
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Things to Consider Before You Add or Replace Wood or Fiber-Cement Siding:
- What type of project is this?
- What kind of siding do you want to have installed?
- How many stories is your home?
Seattle Cedar Siding
In Seattle, it's hard to justify installing any type of natural wood siding. The persistent rain and near continuous moisture can cause disastrous results. The one common wood that does have what it takes to stand to the climate of the Puget Sound area is cedar siding. Seattle homeowners who are set on the beauty of natural wood should start their siding search with this hardy wood. As with any organic material, you'll still see some cupping and curling, but it should be well within standards to retain the integrity and appearance of your siding. You'll need to stain and periodically seal your cedar siding and treat it to a professional inspection every so often, but if you're willing to invest this time and money, you have every reason to believe that you can have the look of natural wood with a siding that will last several decades.
Cedar Shake Siding and other Options
While the natural beauty of the cedar wood will do most of the work of creating a beautiful looking siding, you will have several options for the cut and design of the cedar. Cedar shake siding is the most popular, and differs from shingles in that shakes are split rather than sawn on both sides. Other forms of cedar include beveled, channeled, and tongue and groove cedar siding. Shingle sizes and dimensions will also vary. While there can certainly be a difference in the quality of the cedar, these different manufacturing options are generally one of aesthetics and homeowner preference.
Other Cedar Projects
One reason you might want to consider installing cedar siding has nothing to do with siding at all. Cedar makes a great wood for any number of outdoor installations, such as decking, fencing, hot tubs, sheds, and more. To create continuity for your home's curb appeal in Seattle, cedar siding may be, by far, the best option. Of course, you may also want to shy away from creating an entirely monotonous look, but tying different sections of cedar installations together with landscaping can be the premise for some of the most beautiful homes in Seattle. Plus, with a little foresight, you can reduce the overall cost of multiple projects by ordering the cedar all in one shot, which can provide significant discounts.
Cost and Installation
The initial cost of installing cedar siding is actually not too bad. In fact, you can probably even price some lines of cedar siding that are cheaper than many of the common alternatives. Whereas the overall cost of an average siding installation tends to run around $10,000 or more, chances are cedar siding in Seattle will stay below this mark. As with any siding material, expert installation is crucial to creating a long-lasting siding material. Improper nailing and fastening techniques are often as much of a cause of warping as any natural process.
To this end, you'll want to thoroughly check your contractor before you sign a contract. HomeAdvisor provides a 10-step screening process for every contractor in our system, which will give you a first line of defense against the more egregiously unreliable contractors. Once you begin talking to different contractors referred by HomeAdvisor, however, you'll also want to take a look at our customer ratings and reviews section to ensure you get quality work at a reasonable price.
Alternatives to Cedar Siding
One of the reasons we mention tying different cedar projects together is because if you're not set on real wood siding and don't already have cedar installations in your yard, you might want to consider fiber-cement siding, instead. This siding has a wood appearance, but will last considerably longer than real cedar siding. Seattle's rainy season can eventually take its toll on even diligently cared for cedar siding. So, if you're willing to sacrifice a bit of authenticity for a more cost-effective and permanent solution, you should also look into this great Seattle siding option.
Seattle Hardie Board Siding
If you're looking for new siding for your home, you've done well to search out information about Hardie board siding in Seattle. A great siding material for any home, anywhere, in Seattle, the unique traits and advantages of this siding make it as close to a no-brainer as you're going to get for home improvement projects. If you don't already know about the benefits of this siding, here are some basics to facilitate your interaction with HomeAdvisor's Seattle siding contractors.
Hardie Plank Siding
Hardie plank siding, or just Hardie siding, is just another name for one common type of this siding. In fact, Hardie siding, in general, is only the most common brand of the generic fiber-cement siding. The name comes from founder James Hardie who sought to create an ultra-durable, low-cost residential siding. The advent of fiber-cement siding made this prospect a reality. Fiber cement is a composite of sand, water, cement, and wood pulp. This composite has a wood appearance without the performance negatives of real wood.
Performance and Benefits
Any mention of the performance of Hardie board siding in Seattle has to start with the fact that fiber-cement is waterproof. In fact, if you're in need of new siding, water damage from the persistent rain of the Puget Sound area may have caused your current siding to rot or pull away from your home. Regardless, with Hardie siding, you won't have to worry about the rainy season and your wall cladding ever again.
Fiber-cement siding is also fire, pest, and impact resistant. Whether your home sees a windstorm like the one of last winter or your son doing his best Ichiro impression with a baseball bat, your siding is going to stay tough. Depending on the exact product of Hardie siding you choose, your warranty will be between 30 and 50 years, and is transferable should you decide to sell your home. Compare this with other siding materials, and you'll see why fiber-cement siding is a great choice for your Seattle home siding.
For the Bold and the Beautiful
For homeowners who are looking for expansive color and finishing options, fiber-cement is essentially the only siding out there for you. While you can paint almost any siding material, fiber-cement absorbs and holds paints and stains better than any other siding. Instead of painting your siding every two years, you can plan on re-painting every seven to 10 years. Drab tans, grays, and beiges are not the only colors for your home. In Seattle, we see our fair share of dreariness without sabotaging the bold decorative options for our homes.
Cost and Value
Too many homeowners look at their siding as a ho-hum project that lacks the appeal of a kitchen or bathroom remodel and go bargain shopping for their siding. Unfortunately, this tends to be a poor decision in the long-term well-being of your home and your finances. You can surely find a siding that is cheaper than cement siding, but small savings now can't compete with the advantages of Hardie siding warranties and performance.
The average cost of a cement siding installation is $13,000 (although we've seen projects as low as $9,000 or as high as $20,000 come out of the Seattle area). By comparison, you can get a similar low-end vinyl siding installation for about $10,000. The difference between the performance and look of vinyl versus cement siding is well-documented, but if you want solid evidence of the relative value of each siding material, look at additional property value. New fiber-cement siding typically adds almost $15,000 to the value of your home, while new vinyl siding adds only about $8,000. Any time the added value of a home improvement project is expected to exceed the cost of the project, you know you've got a winner.
Without a doubt, the biggest danger to Hardie siding is faulty installation. While few homeowners even entertain the idea of installing their own siding, it's strictly a no-no for Hardie siding. The tough nature of fiber-cement requires highly skilled techniques to preserve the integrity of the material. Be sure you find a contractor with experience installing Hardie siding before making a hiring decision. Fortunately, the popularity of this siding materials means HomeAdvisor can put you in touch with several Seattle contractors with this experience in hand. Don't take anything for granted, though. Use our customer ratings and reviews section to make sure you're getting the best possible contractor for the job.