Siding in Cranberry Township
The way homes are constructed has changed a lot over the years. From the original wood, stone, and brick homes, siding started growing in popularity in the 1900s. Starting with wood, shingle, aluminum, and veneer siding options, vinyl siding is now without a doubt the most used option in Cranberry Township and all over North America.
Roofing, gutter, and siding work has been in the Totin Too, LLC family for decades. Launching this family owned and operated business in 2011 was just natural for us. Over the years we’ve helped to advise hundreds of local homeowners about their siding options, carry out siding installation, maintenance, and repairs.
All of this, at a price point you can feel good about. From our family to yours: Totin Too, LLC can’t wait to get your home siding needs met!
Your Siding Options
When choosing siding for your home, it’s important to not only consider the esthetics of your choice, but the functionality as well. No matter what style of home you’re building, there’s a type of siding out there for you that will fit your style, and efficiency needs!
You’ll find that a lot of homes in Cranberry Township are outfitted with aluminum siding. This option is one we work to maintain and repair on a regular basis. Now, vinyl siding is generally chosen over it for new installations, but this recyclable, insect-proof and fire-proof material is a great siding option for any home.
Wood siding may not be insect- and fire-proof, but it has a timeless look that many homeowners prefer. It can be installed in a variety of styles, and is easy to repair and replace should it be needed. And if you’re concerned about being eco-friendly, you’re covered with wood siding.
At the low cost of $2-7 per square foot, the most popular option is vinyl. Versatile, durable, and almost entirely maintenance-free due to its resistance to pests and rot, vinyl siding will even prevent temperature loss within your home, helping you save on energy bills. With the cost to install vinyl siding being so low and the benefits being so high, it’s easy to see why our Cranberry Township clients love vinyl siding.
Of course, you also have options for brick, fiber-cement, or stone siding available. These options aren’t as common due to their slight raise in price, especially stone. Totin Too, LLC crew members are able to work with these materials however, and would be happy to discuss them as possibilities for your home!
Although not as popular as wood or aluminum siding, brick siding is becoming more and more common in homes in the Cranberry Township. Made from clay, brick siding comes in a variety of different sizes and textures. Although used in homes of all shapes and sizes, brick siding was most typically found on Colonial, Tudor and English cottage style exteriors. In doing so, it provided a beautiful natural look that has been used for hundreds of years and is proven to stand the test of time effortlessly. Nowadays, brick siding is usually used as a veneer that is constructed outside the home’s wood-frame structure, with mortar being used to hold the bricks together.
The one issue that brick veneers sometimes have is that they can be penetrated by water. To protect against this, we will install a complimentary membrane that will ensure greater protection. In normal circumstances where the bricks are properly installed—as is always the case with Totin Too, LLC—this type of siding should last the entire lifespan of your home. Before investing in brick siding, it is important to remember that brick siding is very labor-intensive and, as such, can be more expensive than other siding options. Typically, brick siding will cost approximate $10 per square foot to be installed, but this figure is also dependent on the shape of your home!
If you are looking for an affordable alternative to masonry, stucco or wood, then fiber-cement siding is fast becoming the most popular choice for homeowners in Cranberry Township. Fiber-cement siding is low-maintenance, non-flammable and termite-resistant. It is also a great choice because it is available in a wide range of styles and textures. On top of that, factory painting and finishing is also highly recommended.
Unfortunately, fiber-cement siding is not without its drawbacks and it has been found to encounter possible moisture-related problems. On top of that, older homes—ones that were built before the 1980s—may have siding that contains asbestos and therefore requires a professional abatement contractor to ensure proper removal.
Usually, fiber-cement siding will set you back anywhere from $6 to $12 per square foot installed. However, this figure could increase if trim is added, depending on the manufacturer.
In general, traditional stucco is made from building sand, cement, lime and water. Stucco siding is created when a waterproof barrier of paper and galvanized metal screening are applied over wood walls before stucco is added so as to provide a good base and protect the walls underneath. While it is true that stucco can be applied to all types of homes, including those with brick and stone surfaces, the classic look is commonly found on Mediterranean, ranch and Spanish-mission exteriors.
If there is one challenge to stucco it comes during installation. The rigid nature of this siding means that careful installation is needed to reduce the risk of unwanted cracks. However, when it is installed correctly, then it can last and even exceed the lifetime of your house. And what’s not to like about this?
Siding: It’s What We Do!
The Totin Too, LLC family has been installing siding for as long as we can remember. When you’re looking for a company that can give the personal touch that only a family-run company can, you know who to call.
Not only will you have your opinions heard, but we’ll work together with you to find the best-looking, highest quality, and most affordable options every time.
Give us a call or send us an email to get started today!