Vinyl Siding is the most popular choice for exterior remodels as well as new construction. It comes in many different designs including vertical, horizontal, cedar shake and more. It has a wide range of price points depending on the style, color, and thickness giving it a wide range of pricing to meet any budget. It is maintenance free and will not require painting.
Pictured Certainteed Cedar Impressions and Board and Batten with Restoration Millworks Trim
James Hardie Siding is the most recognized brand and the clear leader in the Cement Fiberboard Siding Industry. This is a very beautiful and long lasting product. It will eventually need to be painted but generally not for 25-30 years. It looks more like traditional wood siding and is available in numerous profiles from traditional horizontal lap siding and vertical board and batten style to shake shingle look. This product has a very rich look and feel and will literally last forever.
Using stone or brick as an accent around the front door or on the lower half of the exterior can make a huge difference in curb appeal and really make your home pop. The options here are nearly limitless. Stone and brick both have a timeless look and can be done very affordably with panelized stone veneer panels.
There are many styles of wood siding available. Most of them are not the best choice with West Michigan weather. Wood will need to be sealed, or painted every 5-8 years to protect it and keep it looking good. Some of the options are lap siding, ship lap siding, vertical siding (board and batten), log siding, and cedar shake. All of these styles can be replicated using a vinyl or cement fiber system which will give you much less maintenance with a longer lasting product.
The fascia board is the vertical board that finishes the eaves and rake of the roof. If you have old wood fascia, this is a way to dress up your home and remove the maintenance of painting every few years. This is generally done with either an aluminum wrap or a vinyl wrap. It can be done in a wide variety of colors to coordinate with any siding color and is most commonly seen in white, brown, black or tan.
Soffit is the part under the eave that faces the ground. This serves a few purposes: 1) Cosmetic - it covers the rafter tails and underside of the roof decking. 2) Protecting that wood from weather, insects or animals. In most cases it is or can be vented to provide better attic ventilation. This helps extend the life of your roof and helps prevent ice damming. A wide variety of colors as well as different looks are available. Whether you are in Grand Rapids, Holland or Muskegon, we will come to you for a FREE consultation and estimate on your curb appeal make over.
There are many options for types of trim that will dictate the profiles that are available. If you are using cement board siding, generally a cement board trim or a composite trim would be used. If using vinyl siding, then a vinyl or composite trim would be used. There are many options for styles and sizes. Come up with a look you like on Pinterest, Instagram, or our inspiration gallery and call us to discuss the options available to get the look you desire.