Alside Ascend® Composite Siding from Pro-Home Services
By Karen Dix
From wood to vinyl and engineered composite siding, there is no shortage of choices to be made when it comes time to update your home’s exterior.
Your home’s exterior is like a welcome mat that invites guests into your home. However, when your siding is peeling, faded, or dented, it can be less inviting for guests and less appealing for anyone wishing to buy your home.
Some people use natural or synthetic stone veneer, metal sheeting, or stucco to fortify the exterior of their homes, but these types of siding are less popular. Most homeowners choose siding from the main categories of lap siding available on the market today, including the newer types of composite siding. Each type of siding material has its specific pros and cons, and often, a homeowner’s ultimate choice is dictated by their budget.
What are the main types of siding available?
Few people dispute that wood is one of the most beautiful choices for siding a home. It’s warm, natural, and a good insulator from the elements. However, it is also a high-end choice for homeowners on a budget. Wood is also high maintenance and prone to peeling and the need for re-painting every few years. However, if maintained correctly, wood siding can last for decades.
Vinyl is an affordable siding choice and is relatively low maintenance. It comes in attractive styles and is resistant to moisture, insects, and rot. Pro-Home Services offers high-quality vinyl siding from Alside®, which offers products in a variety of colors and styles, and vinyl siding from Mastic® for an upgraded product that includes SolarDefense Reflective Technology™ to keep the siding colorfast for years to come.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is a tough, durable, low-maintenance option for siding that impressively imitates the look of wood. Like vinyl, it is resistant to fire, moisture, and insects. Like composite siding, it is low maintenance and insulates exceptionally well. It is also a premium product and can be heavy and more challenging to install. We install fiber cement siding from James Hardie®, a leader in manufacturing siding that outperforms the competition for water holdout and air penetration resistance.
Composite siding is another smart option that combines the beauty of wood and fiber cement siding with the longevity and low maintenance of other materials. For customers seeking a solid, premium choice in composite siding, we recommend Ascend composite cladding from Alside®!
Why Pro-Home Services Installs Ascend
The Ascend composite cladding has garnered great reviews from our customers. We find it an excellent offering for composite siding on the market. Here are the main reasons why:
(GP)2 Construction. Ascend’s proprietary construction combines a glass-reinforced polymer and graphite-infused polystyrene to create their GP2 technology. The innovative composite siding has outstanding resistance to the elements, with superior wind load performance and a Class A fire rating.
Colorfast Construction. The titanium dioxide in the Ascend composite siding product protects against the sun’s harsh rays and provides maximum fade resistance, even on Ascend’s darkest colors.
Stability. Ascends GP2 technology is highly water resistant. Customers with Ascend composite siding need not be concerned about rotting, warping, shrinking, and swelling.
Beauty. Ascend composite siding is a dead-ringer for wood, with a flat face and cedar mill grain that is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. The product comes in twenty decorator colors that are all a hit with our customers.
Easy Installation. Ascend is designed with a special “stack lock” construction and forgiving hang that makes it easier and cleaner to install. The composite siding is more lightweight than fiber cement siding but is just as tough.
Built to Last. Ascend is engineered to resist the neighbor children’s errant baseball and the hail that pelts your house every spring. It’s also backed by an industry-leading lifetime warranty if the product should ever fail.
Choosing composite siding or any other kind of siding for your house isn’t easy, but we’re proud to offer you options at Pro-Home Services. Remember that we bring color samples to your home to make your decision easier and even work with you on financing so that the premium products need not be out of reach for your budget. If we can help you with new siding for your home, please contact us today at 630-790-0800 or visit us at pro-homeservices.com.