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Siding Installation FAQ

Since 2003, Dixon Painting has delivered superior customer service to each of our clients. We specialize in everything home improvement, including interior and exterior painting, commercial painting, gutter installation, garage floors, and siding installation. Our expertise and knowledge make us the perfect choice for any homeowner looking to improve their home’s appearance and functionality through the installation of cedar, insulated, or vinyl siding. We encourage you to act quickly if you have peeling siding – bad siding can contribute to higher energy bills and a lackluster appearance. Read our most frequently asked questions about siding below.

Why Is Residing My Home Necessary?

There are several compelling reasons to explore a residing project. You should always consider your home’s value and function and act quickly when you see an opportunity to upgrading. Residing is a great way to do so. It will give your home a new look, helping it to become more modern. Installing new siding will reduce the cost of upkeep and maintenance – and most importantly – keep the elements out of your home. Whether you choose vinyl or insulated siding, you can be certain our team will get the job done.

What Are The Different Types Of Siding?

There are more than a few options available to homeowners, and Dixon Painting offers them all. For example, one of the most popular and enduring options is fiber cement siding, which resists impact, moisture, termites, fungal decay, pests, and fire. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, then vinyl siding is another option. Cedar siding is cut from Western Red Cedar trees and will provide your home with a rustic appearance. Lastly, we offer insulated siding, which provides more insulation than the other options.

What Is The Best Siding For My Home?

It depends on your preferences. First and foremost, ask yourself what you want your home to look like from the outside. Vinyl siding comes in various colors, so there are plenty of options available. But maybe you want something with a little more personality. In that case, cedar shakes might be the right fit. What about functionality? All siding options have pros and cons, but if you’re looking for the most airtight and energy-efficient alternative, you might want to choose insulated siding.

Do I Need A Moisture Barrier?

Yes. Replacing your moisture barrier is a critical step to take during the siding installation. The moisture barrier allows water vapors to exit your home while simultaneously preventing water from entering it. Without the border, you could suffer serious water damage during severe storms. When we remove the old siding, the old barrier tears, necessitating the replacement of a new one. As a result, we always replace the moisture barrier to ensure a high-quality installation process.

Do I Need To Paint My House Before Installing Siding?

Good news! You do not need to perform any painting responsibilities or preparation before we install the siding. You can paint your siding once we are finished, but you do not have to do so beforehand. In many cases, we install the new siding directly on top of the old siding – and in others, we’ll remove the existing siding before replacing it.

What Is Vinyl Siding?

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular siding types for several reasons. It is inexpensive and easy to obtain, quick to install, and easy to maintain. Vinyl siding is made from a durable form of plastic called polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. If you are looking for a quick and easy solution to your siding problems, then you can’t do much better than vinyl siding. One of the best things about this type of siding is its variety; it comes in numerous colors and textures – enabling you to choose a siding without worrying about painting.

What Is Insulated Siding?

Insulated siding is vinyl siding with an added rigid foam insulation, laminated, and permanently attached to the panel. It helps to reduce energy loss through framing and other building materials. It is a green option and perfect for homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their monthly utility bills. It can last as long as 50 years, which means homeowners will not have to replace it and contribute to waste.

Is Insulated Siding More Energy-Efficient?

Builders describe insulated siding as a “green building material,” so you can use it to make your home more environmentally friendly. Reducing energy consumption reduces the pollution your home produces through the running of HVAC systems and more. Some of the products we sell include an organic, non-toxic termite and insect repellent, vital to ensuring your siding hits the 50-year benchmark.

Contact Us Today To Get Started

We hope you understand the importance of siding, when to replace it, and what kind of options Dixon Painting can provide you with when you decide to install new siding. We can help you decide what to do by explaining the benefits and drawbacks of each type of siding. We have a reputation for providing honest customer service and premier home improvement services throughout Atlanta and Marietta, GA and the surrounding communities for years. Contact us today.