Kearns Brothers Answer - What Kind of Replacement Siding is Best for My Metro Detroit Home? 

Replacement siding comes in a variety of materials and textures and deciding on what to do with your home's exterior can be a daunting task. Kearns Brothers have been installing siding for homeowners for nearly 40 years. Our team of qualified experts can walk you through the merits of each type of siding to ensure that you get the perfect siding to update and beautify the exterior of your home.  

What Are Some of the Benefits of Replacement Siding? 

Replacement siding can do a lot for your home. With varying products on the market, most materials will provide the following after your siding replacement job is completed. 

  • Increase curb appeal- nothing quite changes your home exterior like replacing your old siding. Your home can take on an entirely distinctive look and feel by changing your home’s exterior.  

  • Return on investment- replacing your siding can have a positive impact on the value of your home. Depending on which siding material you choose, there will be a return on your investment. Some materials have a greater return than others. 

  • Energy efficiency will improve. Siding has evolved over the years and replacing your siding will include new house wrap to help your home conserve warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer.  

  • Beneath your siding will get a facelift. This could include new house wrap and new insulation. Replacing these products will give your home a new, completely freshened base for the siding to thrive.  

What is the Best Replacement Siding Material? 

With the varying materials on the market, what is the best for your home? It all depends on what you hope to accomplish with your home exterior renovation. It is also important to consider the long run with your home’s exterior. Are you looking for something easily paintable? There is a siding for that. Are you looking for siding that requires minimal maintenance? Or have you had problems with insects, squirrels, or woodpeckers? There is a siding to fit any homeowner's requirement. 

Replacement Vinyl Siding 

Vinyl siding is the most common siding in the United States. Nearly 30% of all new homes use vinyl siding. There is a reason that it is so popular, it is easy to install, and it is a cost-effective way of updating your home’s exterior. 

What are the Benefits of Vinyl Siding? 

Some of the benefits of using vinyl siding are  

  • Lower price point than other siding options 

  • Vinyl siding is low maintenance. A simple wash in the spring or fall should suffice. 

  • It is durable. Vinyl siding will last for a long time. 

  • It is one of the most versatile siding products on the market. Vinyl comes in many colors and textures. You can create endless variations of your home using the different types of vinyl siding that are available. 

Wood Replacement Siding is Timeless and Sophisticated 

Wood siding has a refined look that can update any type of home exterior. Modern, Victorian, rustic, and more, all can benefit from a wood siding upgrade. The wonderful thing about wood siding is it can be stained or painted easily if you decide to switch up the exterior of your home.  

Wood siding is the most eco-friendly siding on the market. It will decompose on its own and the source is renewable. It does, however, require regular maintenance, but maintenance will prolong the life of your wood siding. 

What is Fiber Cement Siding? 

Fiber cement siding is made up of wood fibers and cement. No, it is not a grey cement-looking exterior. It comes in many textures to mimic some of the most popular styles for home exteriors.  

How Resilient is Fiber Cement Siding?  

With cement in the name, fiber cement siding must be super-resilient, right? It is an extremely durable product that is engineered to be fire-resistant, termite, carpenter bees, and woodpecker resistant. It can be painted or can come with select baked-on colors. It will not rot if exposed to prolonged moisture. When it comes to a product that is built to last a lifetime, fiber cement siding is the product to look further into. 

Is Fiber Cement Siding Right for my Michigan Home? 

Fiber cement siding (sometimes known as James Hardie siding) is increasingly popular for homeowners in Michigan. If you have experienced issues with animals, insects, or extreme weather events damaging your siding then fiber cement siding might be the best product for you. Kearns Brothers highly recommend using a certified contractor for installation to ensure that the installation process is up to the warranty standards.  

Kearns Brothers Have Been Installing Replacement Siding for Nearly 40 Years 

Kearns Brothers have helped homeowners with their home exterior projects in the Detroit metro area for nearly 40 years. Our award-winning team is here to answer any questions when it comes to roofing, siding, windows, gutters, and masonry projects for your home. Fill out a form today to get the consultation process underway!