Tim’s home was only four years old when he noticed deterioration on the exterior of his home. The wood was clearly rotting on the cornice work of his house. The soffit and fascia portions of his trim work had suffered the most damage from rot.
The house had two dormers on the roof which were also suffering from the elements. The masonite siding which clad the dormers and the gables had begun to decline as well. Quinta Contractors, LLC presented Tim with a great solution: Premium Vinyl Siding.
Tim's Vinyl Siding 2 (showing insulation)
Vinyl siding can be applied over the existing siding which makes it a quick fix for those homes which struggle to endure the elements due to inferior cladding products installed at original construction. Quinta supplied and installed a vinyl siding “cover all” which included covering the fascia, soffits, brick freeze boards, porch ceilings, all window and door surrounds, and the walls surfaces at the gables and dormers. The majority of this home was brick and the addition of the vinyl siding made the home’s exterior maintenence-free.
Tim's Fascia, Soffit, and Freeze in New Vinyl Siding
Tim's Front Porch Ceiling
Quinta Contractors, LLC uses materials backed by limited lifetime warranties whenever possible, and this case was no exception. Insulation was applied to the walls prior to the vinyl siding in order to seal the home as much as possible. Tim gained the added benefit of the crisp clean look of the vinyl without any of the furture costs of repairs and painting.
Quinta Contractors, LLC, is licensed in both Tennessee and Mississippi. We offer all types of home improvements including Premium Vinyl Siding. The pictures are from a job we did in the Stonehedge subdivision located in Southaven, MS back in 2004.
House prior to vinyl siding
This home had masonite siding applied during new construction. The existing panel was a smooth 8″ lap with a small bead at the base of each panel. The look was nice and very distinctive, however as is the case with masonite siding in humid climates- the siding was rotting away right in front of the homeowners eyes. Year by year they had watched the deterioration increase, since a few years after its construction in 1987.
Vinyl siding was a great solution for this couple. As in most cases, we applied insulation board directly over the existing siding (You see there is really no reason to remove the existing siding as the rot will cease at the point at which we cover it with the vinyl. When large scale rot is encountered we simply cut out the bad area and replace with plywood- so as to have an adequate surface to nail the new siding.). The color they chose for the vinyl siding was Lien for both walls and sofits as their color. The matching vinyl soffit material we installed had a hidden vent panel which provides a consistent look on all soffits and overhangs; this soffit panel eliminated the look of solid panels being followed by a vented panel every 5 or 6 feet which had been so common in the industry.
Vinyl Siding After
Vinyl Siding After
We wrapped the window and door opening with wood grain vinyl coated aluminum to match the wood grain appearance of the vinyl dutch-lap panels applied to the walls. When all the trim was added, the nice, crisp lines of the siding and soffit offered a fresh, clean look to the house. The homeowners were proud of the investment made to improve the aesthetic appeal of the house which offered them the added assurance of being “maintenance free”.
Manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the product has unparalleled impact resistance, rigidity and strength. A wide array of color options are available to suit the home owners taste. Styles range from the traditional horizontal lap and vertical panels to the newer decorative panels such as hand split shake and half round options. Most manufacturers have limited lifetime warranties on the products protecting against cracking, fading, chipping, etc.
Board and Batten Vinyl Siding 1
Rotten Masonite Siding
Vinyl siding offers a great way to “cover the wood and make it look good”, a common catch phrase within the industry. After all, maintenance free is a dominate benefit when it comes to your home’s exterior. While the material cost of painting is minimal, the labor cost of painting and the labor and materials cost for repairs increase year after year.
So, with no-cost estimates isn’t it time you called Quinta Contractors today for an appointment. We can aid you in selecting a style and color that fits your home best. Whether you plan on selling soon or remaining in your home for years to come the worry-free nature of vinyl siding will keep the house looking great for years to come.