Exterior Siding Repair and Replacement on Long Island
As the frontline barrier between your home and the outside elements, your exterior house siding on Long Island provides your house with protection and an aesthetic finish that can add curb appeal to your home. As such if it is failing or is in bad condition, you might be in the market looking for a contractor to either repair or replace your exterior siding. Look no further than the experience of Good Guys Contracting, a Long Island James Hardie contractor, to help you solve your siding issues.
Exterior House Siding Repair and Siding Replacement: Know When You Need Each
One of the most common questions we get in our industry is “do I need exterior house siding repair or a siding replacement?” The honest answer is: it depends. There are many factors that go into installing siding and even more so when deciding if you need a siding replacement or repair. We’ll look into the different types of damage and see when each solution is most appropriate to leave your house looking as good as new.
Long Island is notorious for tremendous storms which are known to ravage homes in the area. If super-storm Sandy showed us anything, it’s that we should never underestimate what Mother Nature can dish out. If your siding has been damaged by extreme winds, it may be time to think about replacing it. If your siding has fallen victim to high winds, you’ll want to make sure you replace it with something that can stand up to extreme gusts. Luckily for you, James Hardie siding can withstand wind gusts experienced in hurricanes.
Suggested Action: Replace
One of the most common damages we see to vinyl siding, in particular, is warping due to extreme temperatures. Because vinyl is inherently made of plastic, it can be misshapen when exposed to the extreme heat of Long Island summers. If there are small irregularities in your siding, it can be the most cost-effective to have your siding repaired. While this will provide the temporary fix keep in mind that if the siding is exposed to extreme heat again, it runs the risk of warping again.
Suggested Action: Repair
Bird & Pest Damage
One of the unique characteristics of Long Island is the diverse wildlife that inhabits it. That being said, this can sometimes spell certain doom for your home and especially your siding. Wood siding can be easily drilled through by woodpeckers leading to unsightly holes in your exterior siding. Also, termites and carpenter ants can have a field day with wood siding making it both a tasty morsel as well as a breeding ground. If you see signs of pest damage, the easy fix is getting a repair. However, should this be a recurring problem you should look for a more permanent exterior siding solution which is unsusceptible to pests like James Hardie fiber cement siding.
Suggested Action: Repair (but consider replacing)
Over the years there have been a number of recalls on various types of siding. Whether due to the fact that the material was insufficient or there were defects in a product line, some siding brands are in desperate need of replacement. Common among these recalls are Hardboard sidings, which showed to incur extensive damages over time. If you’ve received word that the current siding on your home has been recalled, you are in definite need of a replacement.
Suggested Action: Replace
Several Exterior Siding Styles Available on Long Island
The vast amount of choices of siding available on the market can be extremely overwhelming. Whether you are looking for a modern contemporary look, a certain woodsy cabin charm or a classic New England look, our exterior siding is available in many different colors and finishes so your dream exterior decor can come to fruition.
What type of exterior siding will last me the longest and get me the highest return on investment?
Although we can install all different types of exterior siding including wood siding, vinyl siding, and do masonry work to make your home exterior beautiful, our exterior siding of choice, especially for those that live on Long Island, is James Hardie fiber cement siding.
James Hardie products bring the best in both aesthetic appeal and practical functionality. James Hardie siding products are manufactured to withstand hurricane-force winds, which is especially helpful to Long Island residents. James Hardie siding is also designed to be non-combustible, has a flame spread index of 0 and is approved for fire-resistant construction. It is this quality that helps some homeowners receive a discount on their home insurance premium.
On the side of appearance, James Hardie offers a wide variety of beautiful colors and designs. James Hardie exterior siding comes in over 13 different designs and can have 25 different color schemes. With this much variety, you are sure to find a look that suits your house perfectly to increase both the curb appeal and resale value of your home. Also, James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology helps resist UV rays so the color will never fade or dull in the sun.
To learn more about the benefits of Long Island James Hardie fiber cement siding, click on the infographic below:
Working with Good Guys Contracting for Exterior Siding Repairs and Replacements
Working with Good Guys Contracting for your exterior siding project is the optimal choice for a couple of reasons. For one, we are a preferred James Hardie installer, meaning we are the go-to company when it comes to installing James Hardie products to your home on Long Island. In fact, we’ve completed more James Hardie installation projects than any other company on Long Island. That’s an invaluable experience that no other Long Island contractor can boast.
Another reason is that we care about you and your needs. We are here throughout the entire process to answer all questions you may have about the exterior siding or repair process. We understand that each particular siding project will have its limitations and we are ready for them. Whether it’s time, budget, or tolerance of disruption, we’re ready to attack any issues head-on to make sure your project is completed to your complete satisfaction. Combine these qualities with our attention to detail and you’ll find that working with Good Guys Contracting is a pleasant experience that yields fantastic outcomes.
Finally, our financing options are without comparison. We want your siding dream to become a reality but understand that it can be a major undertaking. However, with approved credit, Good Guys can offer you 12 entire months with no payments or interest.
Ready to get started to see how new or repaired exterior siding can make your house look amazing and stay protected? We invite you to give us a call at (631) 559-6420 or fill out our contact form for a complimentary estimate. Everyone at Good Guys Contracting looks forward to meeting and working with you to make your siding dreams a reality!