Quality Siding for Texas Homes
Siding Contractors You Can Trust
If you’re searching for siding for your new or old home, Americraft Siding & Windows is here to help! Our Texas contractors have the expertise and know-how to determine the best course of action and will have your home on track to embodying the look and feel you’ve been searching for. We first start off with the highest quality materials at the most affordable pricing. We then focus on expedited, yet calculated service where we strive to put your needs first at all times. Finally, we ensure all of our siding projects adhere to strict quality control, and will be able to withstand the Texas elements for many years to come. All in all, with Americraft Siding & Windows, we’re always looking out for our customers and to complete our jobs with a strong focus on quality, craftsmanship, and durability.
What to Expect From Americraft Siding & Windows
- Quality, Affordable Siding Materials
- Efficient Installations
- Skilled Siding Contractors
- 100 Years of Combined Experience
- Service Throughout Southern Texas
- Superior Customer Support
Americraft Siding & Windows Provides Service Throughout Southern Texas
The siding contractors at Americraft Siding & Windows are proud to provide exceptional customer support and service throughout several cities in Texas, including the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Corpus Christi. We understand the unique needs and challenges that Texans face when it comes to getting quality, durable siding for their homes, and we will do everything we can to ensure that you are completely satisfied. For all of your home improvement needs, you can count on us to be there from start to finish with superior workmanship and the highest level of integrity.
Susceptible to Cracks and Fading Over Time.
Vinyl Can be Painted
Vinyl siding is by far the most popular material for siding installations, and for good reason. it is affordable and long-lasting. Made of a plastic resin, the material is also lightweight, making the installation process quick and easy. This ensures that homeowner’s schedules are disrupted as little as possible. Vinyl siding lasts between 20 and 40 years depending on the weather conditions and other factors like impacts. Vinyl is also easy to maintain and comes in a variety of colors to match your home’s style.
- Higher Cost
Aluminum and steel are both metals that can be used for siding, although steel has become a more popular choice. Steel is incredibly durable, making it a great choice for cities that are more susceptible to hurricanes. Steel siding can last around 30 years and requires very little maintenance; however, the paint may need to be redone every five to seven years. Steel is somewhat limited in terms of color and style choices, and there is a risk of the material rusting. It’s also one of the heavier materials, making installation a longer process.
- Higher Cost
A relatively newer siding material, fiber cement was created by James Hardie and is made from a combination of cellulose fiber, sand, silica, and cement. If aesthetics are important, fiber cement is a great choice as it can be manufactured to have various textures and appearances, such as wood grain or a smooth panel. This material is also one of the more durable and long-lasting; with proper maintenance it can last between 50 and 60 years. Fiber cement is also a heavier material, so installation takes longer and is more difficult. Overall, however, this is a very cost-effective and appealing siding material.
- Authentic Wood Look
Hardwoods have been used as a siding materials for decades, but traditional hardwood is more susceptible to rotting, mold, and chipping paint. The introduction of engineered hardwood for home siding has been a game-changer, providing the look of real wood but with less maintenance and a lower cost. Engineered hardwood is even less expensive than vinyl siding. Some of the biggest benefits for Texas homeowners is that this material is eco-friendly and there are numerous colors to choose from. The biggest downside is that there is still a risk of the material retaining moisture.
Consult With the Siding Contractors At Americraft Siding & Windows About the Best Material For Your Home
Americraft Siding & Windows is committed to providing the highest level of integrity when it comes to helping our clients make decisions about their home. There is no right or wrong answer about the best material for your siding installation, it simply depends on the desired aesthetics of your home, your budget, and certain factors about the climate where you live. Our team will answer any questions you may have and offer experienced insight into the pros and cons of each material. Above all, we want you to be happy with your new siding and confident knowing that your home will be safe for years to come.
“If you want to do business with a company who actually cares about the customer and their satisfaction with the job, this is the one.”
- Patti Hall
“Great team, perfect installation I would not hesitate to hire them again to work in your home”
- Henry Rivera
“My experience with American siding and windows is very positive. I would recommend them to my family and friends.”
- Betty Brooks
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Quality Siding for Texas Homes
Signs You Need New Siding
Protect Your Home With Quality Products From Americraft
The home’s exterior siding is something that doesn’t get much attention. When siding is of a high-quality and is installed properly by professional siding contractors, it simply does it’s job protecting the interior of your home. But over time, siding will go through storms, years of seasonal changes, impacts, and more. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for as your home’s siding is reaching 20 plus years of age.
Cracks and Gaps
If the siding cladding is beginning to crack or there are gaps in between sections, these issues aren’t just impacting the home’s appearance, but could also be putting your home’s interior at risk. Cracks can mean the material itself is becoming brittle and failing. Widening gaps lets water underneath which can lead to mold, and gives an opening for critters.
If there aren’t any visual signs of needing new siding, but the siding is reaching the end of its life, keep an eye on your energy bills. If you notice an increase in heating or cooling costs, check to see if you can feel drafts near walls, windows, or electrical switches or receptacles. A siding installation and additional insulation may help with this.
Mold, Rotting, or Warping
If there is visible mold, fungus, or mildew growing on the siding, this is a good indication that you should schedule an inspection with a siding company. Moisture may have penetrated the siding cladding and damaged the interior layers.
Peeling Paint Inside the House
If water has penetrated the siding and is able to seep through the layers of the home’s wall, it can affect the appearance of interior paint and wallpaper.
FAQs About Siding Installations
Service From a Trusted Texas Siding Company
Can Siding be Repaired?
Yes, if your home’s siding is not yet in need of a full replacement, there are options for repairing only the sections that need it. Products like wood fillers, hardeners, and epoxies can be used to fill holes, dents, and other imperfections. Entire boards and panels can also be replaced; just keep in mind that they may not look exactly the same as existing boards due to fading.
What Does a Siding Installation Entail?
Your siding contractor will first complete an inspection of your home’s siding to determine the best course of action. Any old or damaged siding will be removed and the team will inspect the wall beneath for signs of water damage. The wall will be prepared for new insulation, and new siding will be installed.
How Can I Prepare For the Installation?
Before the siding contractors arrive, make sure that the immediate area surrounding the house is clear and there is enough space for equipment and materials. The team at Americraft can go over this more thoroughly when we schedule the installation.
Why Should the Siding be Replaced?
New siding offers various benefits for your home, including improved curb appeal, lower energy costs, less time spent maintaining the old siding, greater protection for the interior of the home, and it can improve the value of your home.
Which Siding Material is the Most Environmentally Friendly?
Real wood will be the most environmentally friendly material as it is a renewable resource and can be easily recycled; however, real wood is more susceptible to water damage and requires more maintenance as the siding ages. Next to wood, metal, fiber cement, and engineered wood siding all offer eco-friendly benefits.
How Often Can Siding be Repainted?
This depends on the siding material, the condition of the siding, and your own personal taste may be a factor as well. Wood siding generally needs to be repainted every three to seven years; aluminum may need to be repainted every five years; vinyl siding paint can last around 10 years, and fiber cement may last between 10 and 15.
Can New Siding Help With Noise?
New siding may help with reducing noise, but this comes down to the type and amount of insulation, the siding material, and the weight and thickness of the material. Vinyl is one of the better materials for noise reduction compared to brick or aluminum. There are also insulated vinyl siding options that can reduce noise levels from outside even further.
Why Choose Americraft Siding & Windows
Skilled Siding Contractors in Southern Texas
Your home is more than just an investment, it’s where you and your family live, and where your most important possessions are kept. When it comes time to replace your home’s siding, you need a siding company that cares about the quality of product they are using and provides an installation that will ensure your home is protected. The climate in Texas can be harsh, from intense sun and heat to severe storms, so the material you use and how it’s installed matters.
The siding contractors at Americraft Siding & Windows have more than 100 years of combined experience; we strive to provide energy efficient solutions, and to use the best of the best materials. Our company is locally owned and operated and we always offer free, no-obligation consultations. Whatever questions you have about the process, the cost, warranty, or material, we will spend the time to make sure that you can make an informed decision about what is best for your home.
With Americraft Siding & Windows, we offer southern Texas homeowners a variety of services that can transform their home, making it look better, perform better, and provide greater protection. From window replacements to entryway doors to backyard decks and pergolas, you can count on our contractors for all of your home improvement needs. Give us a call at a location near you to schedule a free consultation.