Choose the Best Siding Options for Your Omaha Home Siding Installation
Your siding is a perfect combination of brawn and beauty: It enhances the look of your home with eye-catching colors and textures, and it also acts as a protective barrier, keeping your house dry, safe, and pest free.
You need exterior siding that is durable and low maintenance, and you also want your house siding replacement to improve the beauty of your beloved home. There are so many options from which to choose.
And? You need an experienced, trustworthy contractor who can help you meet your budget.
If you wait too long, old or damaged siding could do real damage to the structure of your home inside and out. What are some warning signs that your home needs replacement siding?
- Improperly installed siding
- Cracked, warped or outdated siding
- Moisture damage
- Rot, mildew, mold, blisters or leaks in interior walls
- Low insulation
- High energy bills
At TeVelde and Co., we understand that a home siding replacement is a major investment, filled with big decisions. We’ll walk you through the entire process. Here’s what you need to know about replacing your home’s siding.
The Benefits of Durable House Siding
Omaha is known for scorching summers and freezing-cold winters. Is your house siding shielding your home from extreme weather?
Your exterior siding defines your home’s exterior style and design, but as it ages, it starts to look weathered and outdated. Besides improving the aesthetic of your home, new home siding has all kinds of benefits, including:
- Durable, long-lasting protection that stands up to Midwest weather
- A boost to your home’s curb appeal
- Improved energy efficiency
- Resistance against unwanted invasion from pests like bats, birds, rodents, and insects
Home Siding Value
Your new siding replacement can also improve the value of your home—you get a great return on your investment. New siding installation can add a 78-percent return at resale. Additionally, fiber cement siding offers additional protection against fire, keeping your family safe when the unthinkable happens.
The Best Siding Options for Your Omaha Home
What’s the best siding for your home? There are several types of siding available, each with differences in care, longevity, and style and plenty of perks between them. So which siding materials are the right fit for your home, budget, and style?
Your siding options include vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, and wood siding. What do you need to know about each?
Vinyl siding has a reputation for being durable and budget-friendly. It’s made to withstand the winter, keeping cold air out in the colder months and cooler air in during the summer. It comes in a whole rainbow of colors, which means you get to choose the exact colors you want. Vinyl siding is also low maintenance and pest resistant.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is one of the most popular choices on the market today—and with good reason. Made to last at least 30 to 50 years, fiber cement siding is one of the most versatile and durable choices out there. Plus? It’s resistant to pests, insects and weather. You may have also heard fiber cement siding referred to by a brand name, James Hardie siding, which comes in many textures, colors, styles, and patterns like Board and Batten and HardiePlank. It can mimic wood siding, cedar shingles, and even brick and stone. It’s made from non-combustible materials, which means it’s resistant to fire. Also, it’s an eco-friendly choice that isn’t as harmful to the environment as vinyl siding.
Wood siding is an attractive option that offers a lot of charm and character, but it needs regular upkeep every few years to stay in good condition. The costs of wood siding can be lower than fiber cement siding (maintenance and resurfacing not included), but can attract pests. With options to paint or stain wood siding, you can end up with a truly gorgeous end result.
There are plenty of reasons that homeowners choose one kind of siding over another; it’s a completely personal decision. If you want low-maintenance options that will protect your wallet, you may opt for vinyl siding. If you want a strong, thick siding that looks like wood without the upkeep and comes with a lifetime warranty, you should consider fiber cement siding. If you don’t want to worry about moisture affecting the integrity of your home, you should consider fiber cement siding over wood.
What factors should you weigh as you make your decision?
- Energy efficiency
- Maintenance requirements
- Investment value
A Siding Installation Process to Protect Your Warranty
You want your siding to last, which is why you’ve carefully selected a reputable contractor and durable siding materials. What’s next? What does the siding installation process look like?
At TeVelde and Co., we walk you through the entire siding installation timeline from start to finish so you always know what to expect. Our process begins with a thorough consultation where we learn about you and your home, your budget, and your style.
Design Your House Siding
We use the Hover Design Tool to help you design your home exterior so it looks exactly the way you want it to, and your budget and aesthetic are aligned. This easy-to-use app eliminates any miscommunication and allows you to customize your home and visualize it before we ever begin work.
Siding Installation Process
Once your project is designed, we’ll take over with a process that’s designed to protect your home and your warranty:
- Removal and disposal of your old siding
- Repair of exterior wall structure
- Installation of a new weather barrier
- Sealing of doors and windows
- Installation of new siding
- Painting (when necessary)
We work quickly and carefully so you can get back to your life. And when we’re through? We’ll clean everything up down to the last nail in the grass so your family can safely enjoy your new exterior.
What should you do in advance? Here are a few tips to prepare for new siding installation:
- Keep kids inside during installation
- Make plans for your pets to stay inside or to stay elsewhere if they’ll be bothered by the sound of construction
- Clean your yard and mow your lawn (This makes cleanup easier)
- Trim landscaping so siding is free and clear of shrubs and trees
- Make room in your driveway for a dumpster for old siding
James Hardie siding is known for coming with a stellar warranty—if installed correctly. A qualified siding contractor experienced in Hardie siding will protect your warranty with the correct installation process. TeVelde and Co. is a James Hardie Elite Preferred Siding Contractor; we’re certified by James Hardie as one of the best of the best.
The Cost to Install Siding on Your Home
There are all kinds of factors that can affect the overall cost to replace siding. For starters, the size of your home directly impacts the number of necessary materials as well as the amount of time to install it.
What factors into your siding replacement cost?
While costs can vary greatly, one of the biggest factors in total siding cost is the material. Vinyl costs quite a bit less than wood or fiber cement siding, but fiber cement siding can last quite a bit longer. Typically, fiber cement siding costs slightly less than wood siding and requires less maintenance and fewer upkeep costs.
The cost of your materials is figured based on the exterior surface area of your home and is charged by the square foot.
The cost of a house siding replacement is an important investment in the structural integrity of your home. Some save up to pay for their new siding. However, wait too long, and you could end up with expensive damage and time-intensive repairs.
At TeVelde and Co., we never want you to have to wait to install siding when the time comes, which is why we offer financing options to make house siding replacement an approachable, manageable investment. Be sure to ask about special offers too!
Maintenance Requirements for Long-Lasting Omaha House Siding
When it comes to house siding maintenance, what exactly does “low-maintenance” mean? It’s important to know the care requirements for your new siding before it’s installed and you discover it’s more work than you anticipated. What upkeep will your new siding need?
Vinyl Siding Maintenance
Vinyl siding can be cleaned with a soft cloth or soft-bristled brush, using a cleaning solution and water, rinsing off the solution before it dries, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Protect vinyl siding from herbicides and pesticides as you garden to avoid discoloration.
Fiber Cement Siding Maintenance
Fiber cement siding should be cleaned with a solution of dishwashing soap and water and cleaned with a soft cloth and a garden hose—that’s it! It’s a great option for those looking for low-maintenance siding.
Wood Siding Maintenance
Your home’s wood siding needs more care and should be cleaned every year with a soft cloth and clean, soapy water. Additionally, wood siding needs to be repainted about once every five years. Stained wood can be redone as needed, but will need a coating of clear sealant once every two years to protect it from aging prematurely.
Other Siding Maintenance Tips
- Prune shrubs and trim trees so they are away from your home’s exterior. Remove vines that could grow into your siding
- Rake leaves, mulch, and debris away from the side of your home
- Clean gutters and downspouts to remove clogs
- Get repairs done as soon as you notice cracks or other defects, and seal gaps to keep pests out
- Shut off exterior faucets and hose spigots before winter
Finding the Right Siding Contractor in Omaha, NE
How can you ensure that you’ve found the best siding contractor for your house siding replacement job? After all, your siding is only as good as its installation.
When searching for the right siding company, you want to be sure you’re hiring a trained and certified siding installer—a company that specializes in the material they are using to reside your home.
Pay special attention to manufacturer certifications. Some siding materials, like James Hardie Siding, have a long-term manufacturer warranty, but only if the siding is installed properly. TeVelde and Co. is a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, which means we’re certified as one of the best in the business to install your siding correctly and retain your warranty.
What should you look for in a siding installation contractor? Here are a few things to consider:
- Do they have proof of insurance and licensing?
- What is their work history? Do they have positive client reviews?
- What is the projected cost they’ve given?
- Does the siding company offer a payment plan?
- Is there a warranty on both labor and materials?
- What are the specifics of the siding company’s contract?
- Is your siding contractor local and familiar with your area?
Why Hire TeVelde and Co. to Re-Side Your Omaha Home?
Throughout the Greater Omaha area, TeVelde and Co. is the preferred siding contractor for homeowners looking for expert installation, friendly service, open communication, and great value for top-of-the-line siding materials.
What sets TeVelde and Co. apart? We’re a locally owned, family-run business with high standards, and when you work with us for your house siding replacement, you become part of our family. This means we will never pressure you just so we can make a sale. We work hard to build positive relationships with our clients.
Most importantly, we use our years of expertise to help you make the best decisions for your family and your home, and we keep you informed at every stage of the siding installation process.
TeVelde and Co. isn’t just a reputable Omaha-area siding company. We’re certified as a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, and we’re one of only 20 contractors in the Midwest that’s received the James Hardie President’s Award. We also have glowing reviews from homeowners right in your neighborhood, vouching for our hard work and dedication to a great final outcome.
Our team at TeVelde and Co. gets it. We’re homeowners too, and we know you need a siding contractor you can trust. We’re here to protect your investment and your warranty with exceptional craftsmanship and clear communication.
Say goodbye to your dilapidated, out-of-date home siding, and say hello to a refreshingly simple process and impeccable installation.
Ready to learn more about how TeVelde and Co. can transform the look of your home’s exterior? Get a free siding consultation and quote today!