Siding Your Home

  • Siding vs. Painting - should I paint even though the best paint job only last 4-5 years?
  • Vinyl Siding - No more painting, hundreds of options that look great
  • Fiber Cement Siding - The best of all worlds, authenticity, sustainable (green), no rot
  • Wood Siding - For wood purists who want authenticity, cedar shake and clapboard siding

Deciding what type of home siding is right for you is like shopping for a new car. With so many options to choose from where do you begin? You will have questions like what color will enhance the value of my home? What style will work best on my home? How long will the siding last and will it be difficult to maintain? What options fit my budget and provides the greatest return on my investment?

Another question for Western Massachusetts purists is should I consider repainting and stay with high maintenance wood siding? On this page Paradis Remodeling and Building LLC explains the options to consider. We are a professional home improvement contractor that will provide siding services for homeowners in the Northampton, Springfield, Westfield, Longmeadow Mass areas.

Siding vs. Exterior Painting - Exterior House Painting Costly in The Long Run

"Proper paint prep is a tedious undertaking, even on small homes," says This Old House, "there is simply no quick, easy way to paint a house" continues TOH. They rate us painting a house as Moderate to Hard. You can see how labor intensive paint stripping can be here. Until now, most siding has been unattractive (vinyl), unsafe (asbestos), or labor intensive (aluminum), but new siding looks are making the attraction to the long term solution to painting more and more prevalent.

How often will you need to paint with/without siding?

It depends. On any home, after 3-4 years paint starts to wear. On certain materials paint will fade faster (like on aluminum siding). It can be a sure bet your home will need to be painted every 4-5 years. Vinyl Siding in Western Massachusetts is one of the most popular beautiful ways to cover homes.

vinyl siding cut away to show insulationVinyl Siding is More Energy Efficient

Many Vinyl products are now insulated, providing another layer of protection that will allow your home to become cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Some of the products, like Aside’s "Prodigy" siding have an R-rating of 5.0! Because siding is such a long term product the energy savings will last for a very long time (while fuel prices will not).

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber Cement Siding has a better return on investment than any other product for your home. Looking for a siding product that lasts longer than anything out there, has the highest resale value of any project you can do for your home, and also looks and feels like real shingle and clapboard siding? Fiber Cement Siding manufactured by Hardi-Plank and CertainTeed and installed by Paradis Remodeling and Building LlC is just that product. Our fiber cement siding gives you the option to have a lasting, beautiful exterior of home. 

Cedar Shakes and Clapboards

For the purists who want to keep the authenticity of wood siding the facts are clear that wood siding must be maintained and repainted every 4-5 years. However for those New England purists and historical property owners who wish to maintain the original characteristics of wood shake or clapboard siding Paradis Remodeling and Building LLC provides wood siding and trim replacement and repair services.