Exterior siding, soffit, and trim come in so many colors, textures, and styles these days that we're confident you'll find a combination that will make your home shine brighter than all of your neighbors! Whether you choose vinyl or fiber cement, Diamond Head has chosen the best siding systems available to ensure your home is as maintenance free and energy efficient as possible. And … your project can be completed in as little as a few days!
Vinyl Siding … Never paint your home again! Today's vinyl siding systems can provide added insulation and beauty to every aspect of the exterior of your home, including siding, soffit, trim, and facia. We will wrap your home in energy efficient, low maintenance siding with a lifetime, worry-free warranty! Wouldn't it be nice to keep the heat out of your home while making your neighbors jealous?
Fiber Cement Siding … Want the look, feel, and texture of real wood without the hassle of painting, cracking, and splitting? Then fiber cement siding is for you! Today's low maintenance systems provide fire-resistant, tropical heat-defeating beauty to your home in a slew of colors and styles that will make you swoon with pride. Ask your Diamond Head consultant to show you the difference between vinyl and fiber cement siding … and which makes the most sense for your home.
Thinking of recladding your home? Diamond Head Windows & Doors offer several siding options including vinyl, fiber cement, and wood. These siding options come in a variety of colors, textures, and styles that can be custom-curated to fit your design tastes.
When you decide to work with Diamond Head we will have you meet with one of our expert siding specialists who will walk you through the different types of siding available and which ones will work best for you and your home. After they help you pick the best option for your home and provide you with a free no obligation quote.
How To Choose The Best Hawaii Siding For Your Home
When it comes to choosing between vinyl siding, fiber cement, and wood siding, there are some major differences you will want to consider. Firstly, vinyl siding is more cost-effective than both wood and fiber cement siding.
However, wood can be more durable than vinyl and fiber cement; but is more expensive, requires more maintenance, isn’t as fire resistant and typically needs to be replaced sooner.
Oppose to wood siding, fiber cement & vinyl siding are both more fire resistant and last longer over time. Painted vinyl siding and fiber cement also take longer to fade than wood, saving you time and money on repainting your house.
Why Choose Vinyl Siding?
Vinyl siding is becoming a top siding choice for Hawaii homeowners. The reason Hawaii residents choose vinyl siding is that it increases the value of your home, requires minimal maintenance, is extremely durable and doesn’t require repainting. With the Hawaii climate varying from extremely hot temperatures to tropical storms, vinyl siding also offers protection from damage caused by weather.
Since vinyl siding protects your home from weather-related damage, it inherently extends the life of your home as well. Unlike wood siding, vinyl siding maintains its color and shape over time in spite of sun exposure. Since you don’t have to repaint it as frequently as wood siding, you can choose from a variety of available colors with confidence that your home will maintain the same design throughout the years.
Is Hawaii Vinyl Siding Energy Efficient?
Like vinyl windows and fiberglass doors, vinyl siding also offers an adequate level of insulation that increases the overall energy efficiency of your home. Overall your Hawaii home will remain cooler during those hot summer days and will require less use of your air conditioning, saving you money on future utility bills. In addition to energy efficiency, vinyl siding is also more cost-effective than other siding options since it requires much less maintenance over the years.
Safety Benefits of Vinyl Siding in Hawaii
When you decide to re-clad your home you want to consider safety as well as design. One of the greatest benefits of vinyl siding is that it is harder to ignite than most other home siding choices. PVC is the primary ingredient in vinyl siding and is harder to ignite since it requires higher levels of oxygen to burn. Not only is vinyl siding safer since it is harder to ignite, but it is also easier to extinguish since PVC releases energy slower.
In addition to fire safety, vinyl siding helps protect your home from pests and rot. Whereas a home made out of wood is more inclined to suffer from termites and other pests burrowing into the frame of your house. With the added deterrent of pests and rot, vinyl siding is the best and safest choice available on the market.
Hawaii Vinyl Siding Style Options
Vinyl siding comes in a range of colors, textures, thickness, and types. When you choose your siding you’ll want to look at the type, color, and texture in order to choose the perfect style for you and your home.
Are Vinyl Siding Types and Styles Different?
The types of vinyl siding include:
- Horizontal Panels - This is a standard paneling style that simply runs horizontally.
- Vertical Panels - This is another standard style that runs vertically instead of horizontally.
- Traditional Lap - This is a long plank style that overlaps each other hence the name “Lap”.
- Dutch lap - Similar to the traditional lap style but with a decorative groove and is meant to have more of a wooden style to it.
- Board & Batten - With a more farmhouse style to it this is siding style is made of wide panels and smaller panels that run vertically up and down.
- Beaded - This is another form of lap siding with a decorative “bead” where the panels overlap.
- Shakes (aka Shakes and Shingles) - A rustic looking siding design that looks like similar to roofing shingles.
- Scallops - This type of siding looks like half rounded shingles.
Often with vinyl siding, Hawaii homeowners will mix the different types to create their own unique styles. With unlimited choices available, Vinyl siding really is the most versatile option on the market.
When it comes to creating your style with the different types of siding, each type will have many color and texture variations. So if you like the look of log cabins and want to have the look of wood without the major upkeep, maintenance and expense, vinyl siding comes in a log cabin style.
The style of your siding will depend on the types you choice in addition to color and texture.
Vinyl Siding Vs. Brick
One of the biggest benefits of choosing vinyl siding over brick is the choice of color and texture styles available. With brick exterior, your color choices are very limited. Brick also lacks the available range of styles and pairing of different types to create your own unique style. On the other hand, vinyl clad has many variations in type and allows you to create a beautiful exterior for your home.
Vinyl siding is also more cost-effective than brick, easier to install, and more energy efficient. If you are considering a new clad for your home, we highly recommend vinyl siding over brick.
If you live in the Oahu area and are interested in Hawaii vinyl siding, we want to help you install the design of your dreams. Our Diamond Head Windows & Doors vinyl siding specialist is more than happy to provide you with a no-obligation consultation.
To set up a no-obligation appointment or request a free quote, you can call us at (808) 380-1516 or fill out our quote form today.