Choose Premier For a New Exterior
Whether your home is a historical wood home like those in Heritage Hill, or a war-time bungalow on Grand Rapid’s the west side, we carry a comprehensive line of high-quality exterior cladding and siding, including vinyl, composite, fiber cement, cedar plank and cedar shake products, to meet your architectural needs and desires. See some of Mastic’s Vinyl and Aluminum options in the slider.
Choosing the Right Siding
When selecting siding, there are many issues to consider, including performance. Our knowledgeable estimators will help you find the best fit for your style of home and your unique preferances.
- Water Resistance. Water-resistant types of siding will have longer life spans.
- Energy Efficiency. Check the R-value rating for energy savings and understand what will be needed as far as insulation beneath the cladding.
- Aesthetics. Your siding will be in full view as you come and go, so make sure it is beautiful to you.
- Versatility. Make sure the siding has the versatility to meet the varied needs of your specific project. If there are aspects of your home’s exterior that will make using a particular type of siding more challenging than others, make sure you understand what the added costs or necessary adjustments will be.
- Durability. Does it have the strength to resist temperature shifts prevalent in West Michigan? How does it stand up to everyday wear and tear?
Vinyl siding is tough and comes in myriad colors and textures. Because the color is throughout the material, nicks and scratches don’t show up. Sophisticated manufacturing techniques create products that do a surprisingly fine job of mimicking wood-grain lap siding, wood shingles and even stone.
Vinyl siding is lightweight and, in many instances, can be installed directly over existing materials, so it’s a good retrofit option. Because it’s easy to handle, vinyl installation can be installed quickly, saving labor costs.
Relatively new to the market, insulated vinyl siding features a layer of expanded polystyrene foam, providing an insulating value of R-2 to R-6. Insulated vinyl is on the checklist of items that can help a house achieve Energy Star qualification. Expect to pay about 15 percent more for insulated versions of vinyl siding than regular.
Pictured here are samples from James Hardie’s collection of Hardiplank Cement Board siding options.
Few building materials have the natural charm and beauty of cedar plank cladding. Prized for its warmth and workability, cedar siding is the choice for a premium renovation project. Cedar is both sustainable and energy-efficient in that it adds R-value to any project. It is a very renewable resource due to well managed forestry.
Cedar siding comes in several species and grades, but we typically use the highest quality Western Red Cedar. Cedar looks lovely unfinished, but may also be tinted, stained or sealed, depending on the finish you prefer. Using a clear sealer or semi-transparent stain highlights the grain. With dedicated maintenance, pest-resistant cedar can last generations.
Synthetic stone is made in molds from a mixture of cement, sand and aggregate. Modern manufacturing techniques ensure that the final product looks realistic. It mimics any number of stone types — including granite and limestone — and the variety of shapes and styles includes split face, dry stacked and round river rock. It’s a popular choice as an accent, covering lower portions of walls or chimney exteriors. Synthetic stone is lightweight, so installation doesn’t require beefing up foundation footings the way slate shake might. Synthetic stone is fire and insect resistant.
Talk to one of our estimators today to see the full range of options available to beautify your home’s exterior.