One of the best home remodels is to add siding to your exterior walls. New siding on your home will drastically change the curb appeal of your property. It is a very affordable way to change your home style. Exterior siding products, like fiberglass sheets are affordable, cheap to install and very energy efficient. It is a very smart home improvement for long term homeowners who want to make their household greener. This article will explain why fiberglass is one the best exterior siding products on the market.
Fiberglass is Waterproof
Fiberglass is perfectly waterproof. More importantly, it will remain waterproof without any special treatment or painting over the years. Raw fiberglass planks are made out of strong polymers and plastics that are impermeable. Other fiberglass products are made out of the same polymers, but they are powder coated with a textured coat of paint. This coat is nearly indestructible. Even if the paint coat does somehow get chipped, the fiberglass underneath will not get damaged by the water.
Since fiberglass is waterproof it can withstand the heaviest rain and snowstorms. At the same time, it allows you to clean your siding with a pressure washer to restore the original shine and remove dirt. No need to condition or oil the siding with chemicals to clean it up.
Fiberglass is Stylish
As mentioned, fiberglass sheets can be ordered with powder coat finishes. These finishes often have fake textures like brick, grout, stucco and wood grain. This allows you to have the look of these popular materials without the maintenance. You can also match with existing hardscaping around your yard, making your new walls fit in with your property. Also, you can custom order fiberglass in nearly any solid color you could imagine.
Fiberglass is Easy to Install
One of the best features of fiberglass is that it is so easy to install. In fact, some homeowners install it on their own, even though they are not skilled craftsmen. Most fiberglass sheets are engineered so the pieces attach to each other very easily. You often don't need any screws or glues to attach the pieces to each other. You only need to attach special mounting brackets to the sidewall and then the sheets are hung from the brackets. If you follow the instructions, you can probably handle the installation on your own.
There are many other factors that might draw you to fiberglass. Once you see the various products in person, you will be able to determine if it is right for you.
To learn more, contact a siding contractor like Fredericksburg Builders.