Innovation Yields Results Today’s siding choices have evolved with the times, with a focus on environmentalism, energy conservation, and last but not least, architectural beauty. Homeowners have nearly limitless choices of patterns and color options, plus fiber cement, vinyl, and aluminum siding options. Siding manufacturers are crafting new and innovative enhancements which can increase your home’s value while earning back your investment.
According to the 2016 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, REALTORS® rated exterior replacement projects among the most valuable home improvement projects…Siding, window and door replacements can recoup more than 70% of their cost at resale.
Thanks to our close partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, ALCO siding experts keep ahead of the innovation curve so we in turn can offer the finest products to our customers.
In Maryland, Virginia and DC, the choices you make for your home are affected not only by your personal aesthetic, but by the weather and elements that you’re protecting your home against.
Our region is unique in that not only do we have multiple seasons, but we also are affected by the Potomac River. This can affect our siding choices because we have to be prepared to stand up against hot summer sun, heavy winter snows, and the constant barrage of the humid, sometimes-salty river air.
That being said, ALCO’s local history allows us to offer products perfectly suited for our region’s unique needs.
James Hardie siding is region-specific in its design and manufacture – which means that Hardie siding is specifically designed to suit the needs of each specific region.
Hardie Fiber Cement siding is designed to reduce the amount of expansion and contraction it experiences during humidity and temperature fluctuation. That means it won’t crack or peel due to the change in seasons – unlike some other, less premium siding choices.
Additionally, Hardie siding uses baked-on technology to permanently seal the color in instead of simply painting it on – so it won’t fade or chip. And you can forget about rot due to high moisture levels – Hardie siding is created with rot-resistant materials.
When you’re choosing siding for your home, consider things like we’ve outlined here – so that you can get the biggest bang for your buck and leave your home looking beautiful for years to come.
We at ALCO applaud the beauty available in today’s siding choices. With 60 years experience, we understand that siding is far more than just fine beading for a historical aesthetic or a cement blend to convey the look of freshly painted wood. The latest siding technology offers customers protection against the elements like never before.
We use a 3/8″ foam wrap insulation on every job to enhance your home’s energy efficiency up to 20%. The materials are also impervious to termites and wood boring insects, with 10 times the life expectancy of wood siding.
And vinyl & James Hardie fiber cement siding is maintenance-free, easily cleaned without ever requiring sanding or painting. Properly installed, new siding can transform the look of your home while enhancing your home’s energy efficiency.