Engineered siding products are popular alternatives to vinyl, wood, and aluminum. These products often have an authentic wood or hardboard…
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Engineered siding products are popular alternatives to vinyl, wood, and aluminum. These products often have an authentic wood or hardboard appearance, but thay are easier to maintain and cost much less. While engineered siding products may sound ideal, each has its ups and downs. Read on to learn more.
Engineered siding is becoming quite popular. Often used as an alternative to wood, aluminum, or vinyl siding products, these engineered products can create an authentic hardboard or real wood appearance without the maintenance and expense of their natural counterparts.
Generally speaking, engineered siding is available in two types:
While each has its own benefits, neither product is perfect. Moisture-related problems are not unheard of, though they typically stem from product imperfection and faulty installation. Still, both are considered to be environmentally friendly because they prevent widespread clearing of tress for building purposes.
Available in a number of different brand names, engineered wood siding products are engineered to eliminate flaws, be cost effective to install, to resist deterioration, and to be simple to maintain.
According to BobVila.com, engineered wood siding is easier and costs less to install than does real wood, is lighter in weight, and can be purchased pre-primed and ready to paint.
Fiber cement siding was originally made with asbestos, but it has come a long way since then. Today's form is made from a mixture of cement, cellulose or wood fiber, and sand. It is essentially a blank canvas that can be formed into a number of siding patterns, be smooth or textured, or be embossed for a real wood look. The product is then cured with a chemical that has a low-moisture content which makes it resistant to deterioration or warping. Fiber cement siding is also durable and, in some varieties, fire resistant, though difficult to cut and shape.
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