Frequently Asked Questions
Serving Milwaukee and Surrounding Communities
As seen in the Milwaukee Area
What types of new siding are available?
New siding products available typically fall into categories such as wood, wood composites, masonry, metal, vinyl, and synthetic. There is a very large variety of types, styles, and options now available for residing a home. Selecting real wood, wood composite, vinyl, metal, or fiber cement typically depends on matching up the right needs and wants for each particular home owner and can be affected by exisiting structure of home and budget allocated.
How does vinyl siding compare with other siding materials?
When compared to wood, brick, stone, stucco, and metal sidings on the basis of initial cost, maintenance costs, appearance, durability and value, vinyl siding is typically a good value if it is the right product for type and style of house as well as neighborhood. Guardian Exteriors offers a broad range of vinyl siding products, so you can choose one that’s easily affordable.
I have a covenant in my neighborhood for natural products. Which products are available that still meet the requirements?
Real wood, wood composites, and masonry materials such as James Hardie fiber cement are the types of products that in most situations are re-siding options that meet the typical Natural products covenants in many sub-divisions.
The cedar siding on my home is curling and needs continous painting, what are my options?
As long as you have no covenants, there are several options available. Most of the siding products available today are made to replicate the look of traditional cedar siding. Vinyl, fiber cement, steel, and composite panels all have cedar wood grain textures to them but would eliminate the typical maintenance found with real cedar siding.
Can insulation be added when residing my home?
Yes. There are several options when adding insulation in a residing project. Insulation can be blown into each wall cavity and fill the walls with proper insulation. Insulation board and house wraps can also be added or used depending on available depth and specifications of new siding system and existing structure.