Siding, Soffit, Fascia
Vinyl Siding is the most common in the Midwest. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of brands, profiles, colors, and thickness. There are two profiles of vinyl siding; regular and dutchlap. Regular simulates sloped pieces of wood, whereas dutchlap is designed to look like vertical pieces of wood. There are numerous colors to choose from, each unique to their manufacturer. Accessories can be added to vinyl siding to give a more upscale look. These include vinyl shutters, gable vents, recessed mounts. Vertical or scalloped siding can be used for a Victorian look on gable ends. Most siding manufacturers provide a 30 year to lifetime material warranties.
Steel Siding comes in a variety of profiles and colors, dependent on the manufacturers. Revere and Rollex are the two main brands used at Weathercraft. Some companies sell “seamless” siding, which is not recommended in the Midwest, as steel expands and contracts with big temperature swings. Having seams allows the steal to move without damaging the siding as the temperature increases and decreases.
Aluminum siding is rare in the Midwest as it does not hold up well to hail. Weathercraft does not recommend using aluminum siding in our territories, but some specialty types can be used for commercial buildings.
Fiber Wood Siding
Fibered Wood Siding is most used in new homes being built. Manufacturers use coating companies and then the coating companies offer the warranties. If the coating is damaged on fibered wood siding, it becomes susceptible to water damage.
Asbestos Siding material is no longer made or used. It is recommended to remove this by a certified contractor. Weathercraft is certified by the state of Nebraska to remove asbestos siding.
There are numerous types and styles of commercial siding. One common type is vertical or horizontal metal wall panels. There are also other special types that Weathercraft is qualified to install.