Vinyl Siding Installation

Whether you need vinyl siding installation for a brand new build or need to refresh your home for resale, Patriot General Contractors is here to help. If you're between Bangor and Bar Harbor, Maine, give us a call at 207-502-4330 for a free consultation.

Benefits of Vinyl Siding

At Patriot General Contractors, we strive to provide the best options for your home, which is why we offer vinyl siding installation service. This siding option has a lot of great benefits, including:

  • Durability: Made with PVC resin, this siding option was created to withstand the elements we experience throughout each season in Maine. In addition to being water-resistant, vinyl siding won’t warp, rust, rot, or corrode through any weather.
  • Low maintenance: Once installed, the only future maintenance required for vinyl siding is yearly cleaning. And it’s so simple, you can do it yourself with items you likely already have in your home.

  • Cost-effective: Not only does this material cost less to create and install, it creates an extra layer of insulation for your home, saving on heating and cooling bills. And as mentioned above, there’s so little maintenance that you don’t need to worry about costly repairs down the line.

  • Aesthetics: With a variety of colors and styles, it’ll likely be easy to find the perfect siding for your home. From clapboard to shingles to logs, vinyl siding can be used to create any appearance you’d like.

Types of Vinyl Siding

As mentioned above, vinyl siding comes in a variety of different colors and styles. Some of the most common ones we see as a vinyl siding installation service are:

  • Plank: These refer to the horizontal siding options, but did you know there are multiple variations? Clapboard, traditional and Dutch lap, smooth, and beaded seam are all comprised of long, narrow boards. The variations are in their width, if/where they overlap, and if they have shadow lines.

  • Board and Batten: Also referred to as “barn siding,” this option features vertical or horizontal boards with up to a 12-inch width.

  • Shake: This variation looks like individual wooden shingles but are really made from planks of vinyl. Variations for this option include: Cedar, traditional and hand split (or staggered-edge).

  • Log vinyl: As the name suggests, this vinyl option looks like real logs to give you the log cabin-feel without the expense and maintenance of real wooden logs.

  • Wood grain: This type of wood texture can be used in horizontal or vertical planks, and comes in a variety of colors to look like stained wooden planks.

 Most of these options come in a variety of different widths, thicknesses, textures and colors, so make sure you consider these qualities when making your final decision.

Vinyl Siding Installation Process

Ever wonder how vinyl siding is installed? Once you’ve decided which type of vinyl siding you prefer, we’ll get started. Here’s what to expect when the experts from Patriot General Contractors install vinyl siding on your home:

  • Prepare the area: If this is a brand new build, we’ll just get started installing. If we’re replacing the current siding on your home, it involves a little extra leg work. We’ll have to remove all of the old siding, insulation and exterior fixtures like lights, down spouts, molding and other attributes so they don’t get damaged in the installation. We’ll also inspect your home to make sure there’s no underlying damage, such as broken or rotting boards, and replace any if we find them.

  • Add substrate: Once your home is ready for the new siding, we’ll add a substrate that will be able to hold the nails to affix the siding. This is generally made from plywood and a moisture barrier like roofing felt.

  • Start siding: Our contractors are experts who will work diligently to complete your vinyl siding project. All houses and projects are different, but you can expect us to complete our project within seven to 14 days.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vinyl Siding

As vinyl siding experts, we know everything there is to know about vinyl siding. Here are answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

Q: Can I paint my vinyl siding?

A: Yes, although it’s only necessary if you want to change the color of your home. We only use the highest-quality vinyl siding, which requires little-to-no maintenance, meaning no need to paint. Keep in mind that once it’s been painted, it can’t be undone.

Q: What are some signs I need to replace my vinyl siding?

A: While vinyl siding is a durable siding option, the problems generally arise underneath the siding in the wood of the house. If you notice water damage in areas like clogged gutters, other areas of your home may be compromised as well. Interior water damage is another indicator that the outside of your home is experiencing water damage from the elements. Look for peeling interior paint or mold. Siding that is visibly loose, cracked, warped or buckling also needs to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent water damage.

Q: How long does vinyl siding typically last?

A: It depends. Although vinyl siding does well enduring the elements, nothing lasts forever. In most cases, it can last between 20 to 40 years, with variables impacting this, including the type of siding you choose, how exposed it is to the sun and other elements, and how well it’s been maintained over the years.

Q: How much does replacing my vinyl siding cost?

A: Again, it depends. House size, vinyl siding style, and amount of repairs before getting started all play a part in determining how much the total project will cost. The best way to determine this is to contact us so we can create an estimate for you.

Have additional questions that aren't listed here? Give us a call at 207-502-4330 and we'll be happy to answer them for you.



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