From Siding To Roofing: Premium Solutions For Your Home

A well-maintained exterior protects a home from the elements and elevates curb appeal. However, a roof and siding can be damaged by many natural conditions, such as rain, wind, snow, and high temperatures.

Getting both a new roof and new siding at the same time may be an option that makes sense for your budget, especially when choosing a full-service exterior contractor. This approach also allows for coordinating a more unified look. Visit us by clicking here at

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Fiber Cement

During construction, homeowners are often faced with a wide array of siding options including wood, vinyl, and fiber cement. While all of these materials offer their unique advantages one is outperforming its competitors when it comes to durability and longevity: fiber cement.

With the advent of new technology and modern manufacturing methods, this versatile material is being used more and more frequently across the nation. Known for its superior strength and durability, this composite of cement, wood fibers, and other additives is not only affordable but also resistant to many environmental factors that can damage or wear down conventional siding.

In addition to resisting corrosion, water damage, and insect infestations, this cladding is also fire-resistant. This feature is especially important for homes located in fire-prone areas. Unlike the easily melted vinyl, which can quickly become fuel for a fire, fiber cement cladding maintains its structural integrity under high heat conditions.

Another benefit of this cladding is its ability to withstand severe weather conditions. While winds that reach hurricane and tornado speeds can damage some sidings, this is not the case with fiber cement. It would take a major natural disaster to cause significant structural damage to the home.

As a bonus, this durable cladding is easy to clean and maintain. Unlike some sidings, such as vinyl, which requires a lot of work to keep them looking fresh and clean, this type of material will look great for years to come with just a little bit of regular cleaning with a hose or brush.

This cladding is also free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These are chemicals found in paints, sprays, and many common household products that can lead to headaches, nausea, and a variety of other symptoms. Because fiber cement is free of VOCs it is a healthier choice for the environment and the people who live in the home. It is also a safer option for those who may be involved with the installation process, as long-term exposure to silica dust can lead to silicosis.


Despite what the younger generation might think, vinyl isn’t dead. It’s one of the most popular and affordable siding options for homeowners. It’s a durable solution that offers style and protection, even in the harshest of weather conditions. And if you choose insulated vinyl, you can save on energy costs as well!

Made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and mimicking the look of wood, vinyl is incredibly versatile. It comes in many different colors, patterns, and textures, so you can find the perfect fit for your home. And if you want to add some extra curb appeal, there are even vinyl accent pieces available that can make your windows and doors pop!

Like all plastics, vinyl is derived from hydrocarbons: crude oil and natural gas. These are processed into unique synthetic polymers through a series of chemical reactions. Half of the resulting polymer is based on chlorine, which is sourced from brine. The rest of the resulting vinyl is based on ethylene, which is obtained from processing or cracking hydrocarbon feedstocks. This unique chemistry makes PVC/vinyl less sensitive to world oil prices than other polymers that are entirely dependent on crude oil.

Both premium and insulated vinyl require little maintenance after installation, saving you time and money. And it can withstand harsh weather conditions with ease, from heavy rains to pounding hail and hurricane-force winds. It also resists stains and mold, making it easy to clean.

The reason that records are black is that carbon has conductive properties and helps to reduce static, which could otherwise lead to dust collecting on the vinyl. Similarly, the addition of carbon to PVC enhances its durability and sound quality. It’s an interesting way that PVC/vinyl manufacturers are continuing to improve upon their original innovation. Other innovations include reducing the need for stabilizers that contain lead and cadmium, as well as phasing out phthalates. With an emphasis on stewardship, today’s vinyl producers have set the bar high when it comes to sustainable manufacturing practices.


Cedar offers an attractive natural look that will enhance your home’s beauty and curb appeal for decades. It’s also energy efficient. As a softwood, cedar is incredibly light and a powerful insulator, trapping conditioned air inside and preventing it from escaping outside – which can reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Western red cedar, the most popular type of cedar used for siding and roofing, is a highly durable wood that’s naturally resistant to weathering, rot, insect damage, and warping. This wood is also infused with tannic acid, which helps to protect it from pests and fungi that may harm other types of exterior materials. Additionally, it has a low moisture content and is lightweight – lessening the strain on your roof structure when rain or snow falls on it.

Another benefit of cedar is its natural aroma, which provides a pleasing scent to the environment. It is also hypoallergenic, which means it’s safe for sensitive skin and helps to reduce the symptoms of allergies like asthma. Cedar’s unique scent and properties make it a popular choice for siding, roofing, outdoor structures, and wall paneling.

The wood is also extremely versatile, allowing designers to create many different styles and designs for exterior structures like decks, pergolas, fences, and sheds. It can also be cut and shaped for more creative designs for interior spaces like walls, ceilings, and furniture.

Both red and white cedar can be stained to achieve a variety of color effects on your roof and siding. The stains help to further protect and beautify your wood while maintaining its natural luster. While cedar is not susceptible to rot, insects like termites and carpenter ants could cause problems if they find a way into untreated or damaged areas.

As a general rule, the same types of homes that suit cedar shingles on their roofs will also pair well with cedar siding. This includes Nantucket-style homes, traditional and historic New England-style homes, and coastal homes. If you’re thinking about installing either cedar shingles or cedar siding on your home, be sure to choose a trusted and experienced installer. The team is committed to providing expert installation and finish applications. Our crews always follow the manufacturers’ requirements and best practices to deliver superior results for your peace of mind and long-lasting performance.


Having long been a cornerstone in the edifice of modern construction and manufacturing, steel is renowned for its versatility and strength. Its resilience and resistance to wear, corrosion, and environmental degradation contribute to its longevity and reduce the need for frequent replacements, thereby minimizing maintenance costs. The combination of its malleability and formability empowers creative engineering opportunities, amplifying its utility in countless applications from the skeletal frame of buildings to complex machinery and infrastructure. Its cost-effectiveness, striking a judicious balance between expense and performance, further enhances its appeal.

An alloy primarily composed of iron and carbon, varying proportions of other elements can be introduced to achieve different properties and characteristics, resulting in the various types and grades of steel. This process of alloying has transformed steel into a remarkable material with an expansive range of applications and utility, a crucial resource for many industries.

The first step in the production of steel is to mine the raw materials, which are typically iron ore and coke (a coal-derived fuel). The iron ore is then combined with limestone and coke in a basic oxygen furnace or electric arc furnace and melted together to produce molten steel. The molten steel is then refined through either further melting with different alloying elements, tempering and annealing processes, or coating or finishing applications to achieve the desired properties of specific products and purposes.

Two comprehensive grading systems, ASTM and SAE, accurately categorize specific steels and their properties, including strength, durability, corrosion resistance, machinability, weldability, and other attributes. Xometry selects the best steel grade for your project by considering these factors and assessing client specifications, industry standards, and manufacturing requirements.

In its most basic and natural state, steel is an incredibly strong metal, with a metallic luster that can vary in appearance depending on the alloying element used and its surface finish. Its tensile and compressive strength are essential for load-bearing structures like the skeleton of buildings, bridges, and tunnels. Its durability and resistance to corrosion also make it a highly versatile material for countless industrial applications, from tools and home appliances to surgical equipment and medical instruments. Its recyclability further bolsters its ecological and sustainable profile, providing an excellent fit for green building and design principles.