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Prescreened Wood & Fiber-Cement Siding Contractors in Philadelphia, PA

    Porter Family Contracting, Inc. Logo
    Prospect Park, PA·

    Stucco Remediation, James Hardie Siding Instalation, Vinyl Siding

    "Have continued to recommend them to friends. Amazing crew, went above and beyond! Very knowledgeable. Worked well with my insurance on replacing my entire roof. Very competitive. Educated us on different options from start to finish! Family company"

    Jamie M. in December 2012

    KB
    Chester, PA·

    Brick Install

    "At the top of the chart #1"

    Malcolm B. in October 2022

    Northeast Exteriors, LLC Logo
    Palmyra, NJ·

    Decks, Siding

    "Tom is great to work with from start to finish. He is a hard worker who is honest and will make sure the job is done right. He will give you what you need at a fair price and on time. Highly recommend this company!"

    Margarite L. in December 2022

    ATA Remodeling Services LLC Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Siding & Roofing, Home improvement, Remodeling Services

    "I met these guys while I was driving by another project they were working on. From the minute I saw the work, I knew I wanted to hire them. They have great customer service and beautiful work. Upon completing the first job, I hired them for another job and referred them to many other people. I will be continuing to build and create with these guys. I just want to say thank you you are very much appreciated."

    Johnny C. in December 2020

    EarthRise Roofing and Siding Logo
    Willow Grove, PA·

    Roof, Gutters, Exterior Finishes , and 2 more

    "My husband and I would highly recommend EarthRise Roofing and Siding Company. They installed our new shingle roof at a very fair price. David Vahey was professional, knowledgeable, courteous, honest, returned our phone calls promptly, and provided excellent customer service. The workers removed two layers of old roofing material and installed a beautiful new roof using high quality materials. We are very pleased with the quality of the instillation and the amazing job that the workers did cleaning up. We made an excellent choice hiring EarthRise Roofing Company."

    Shelly and Allen G. in June 2021

    Romano Roofing, Inc. Logo
    Bensalem, PA·

    Rubber Roof (Modified Bitumen), Commercial & Residential, Asphalt Shingles , and 2 more

    "Although necessary, I was apprehensive about purchasing a new roof. There are many factors to consider. I had received several estimates. Romano roofing was very competative and there customer service was exceptional. From Jay, Mary, Greg. Mike and the crew, I could not have had a better experience. They arrived on time, went straight to work and completed the project in one day. My new roof looks beautiful, and I no longer have to worry about inclement weather. Hats off to Romano Roofing for there curtious and professional service. I would recommend this company to anyone and everyone!"

    Debbie B. in December 2014

    GP
    Stroudsburg, PA·

    Churches ALL REPAIRS INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PLASTER REPAIR .PAINTING., Mansions ALL INTERIOR REPAIR WORK AND EXTERIOR REPAIR., Specialize in HISTORICAL RESTORATIONS , , and 2 more

    "It is with deep satisfaction that I recommend Gradys Painting and Plastering & Construction. Mr. George Grady is a skilled craftsman. He was hired to correct long neglected and extensive masonry and window issues on a large, beautiful Presbyterian Church built in the Civil War era in Philadelphia. The property was neglected with only minimal maintenance performed over the last 40+ years. The building was in severe decline and in need of stabilization and restoration on many fronts. Cracked ledge plates were chipped out and reestablished, internal walls damaged by leakage were broken out and repaired, brickwork was repointed and in severe cases reestablished to original strength and beauty. Leaks around the base of the building were addressed to stabilize deterioration of the foundation. Large rotted window sills under beautiful stained glass windows were restored after significant masonry reestablishment due to water damage under the rotted out sills. Broken and missing stained glass windows are in the process of repair and replacement. The process started with new metal frames cast by Mr. Grady. The new frames will hold clear painted replications of the original stained glass, also crafted by Mr. Grady. Regular windows all around the church and manse were also repaired and restored. Roof leaks were accurately identified and repaired. A sagging plaster ceiling has been torn out and restored. All this work was done by Mr. Grady alone or with an occasional helper. He worked with care, expertise and respect for the original structure. The results far exceeded our expectations and have injected new life into a building on the brink. This building, owned by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, now houses a new urban ministry in a newly gentrifying area of the city. We are happy to have had the good fortune to be connected to Gradys Painting and Plastering & Construction by Service Magic."

    Pilling C. in December 2010

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Out of Network Wood & Fiber-Cement Siding Installation Contractors in Philadelphia, PA

How much do wood & fiber-cement siding installation contractors typically cost?

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Average
    $21,475
  • Typical Range
    $11,050 - $31,900
  • Low End - High End
    $5,000 - $50,000

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Philadelphia Cedar Siding

Before the invention of aluminum (and then vinyl) siding, the exteriors of American homes saw a whole lot of brick and wood. These natural materials, though rather expensive in most cases, are still used today when a homeowner wants their house to have a rustic and classical appeal. In Philadelphia, cedar shake siding has never been the most popular choice (especially when you compare it to the vast amount of brick). Cedar shake, however, still has a look that is quite unique and well worth the effort it takes to examine its pros and cons.

Drawbacks of Cedar Shake Siding
Just to nip any confusion in the bud, "shake" is pretty much a long, thickly cut shingle, and just like wooden shingles, cedar shake comes in varying degrees of quality dependent on the part of the tree it is made from (the fewer knots a shake or shingle contains, the higher the quality). There are reasons why, in Philadelphia, cedar shake siding is not as common as other forms of cladding.

First off, exterior wood is not especially well suited to Philadelphia's climate. With sub-freezing and icy conditions in the winter, and high temperatures and humidity in the summer, wood, in general, has a more difficult time holding up than many other materials. Due to the vast changes in weather that are an annual tradition in Philadelphia, cedar siding (like any outdoor wood) will be prone to swelling, contracting, and, over time, splitting and cracking.

Cedar siding, in Philadelphia, will most likely turn out to be one of the more expensive choices for the outside of your home. Its life expectancy is less than that of aluminum and vinyl siding, and brick or stone will outlast cedar by many years. Though the initial expense of cedar siding might not seem like too much more than the more popular vinyl, the upkeep it requires over its shorter life-span will most likely make it a more expensive choice in the long run.

Cedar Siding Benefits
Now that those negatives are out of the way, cedar siding does have some really good points when compared to other materials. Cedar, though not impervious to the weather conditions of southeastern PA, contains a natural chemical that makes it more resistant to moisture than other wood species. Though it will develop problems over time (especially if not well maintained), cedar is probably better suited to Philadelphia's conditions than any other wood. This same chemical also makes cedar an unattractive place for bugs to hang out, which, when we're talking wood, is a highly attractive quality, indeed!

Cedar siding, due to the large cell structure of the wood, is also a better insulator than vinyl or metal. This means that it will naturally help keep your home warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer.

Speaking of highly attractive, the biggest benefit of cedar siding in Philadelphia (or, presumably anywhere else) is its appearance. Natural wood just looks good, so very few settings are wood inappropriate. It can be stained or painted, but many people like to leave cedar shake untreated so it develops a natural, weathered beauty. If you're the kind of person who doesn't mind a bit of maintenance every year, and you like the natural good looks of genuine wood, you won't go wrong with cedar siding.

Prices of Philadelphia Cedar Siding
Nationally, cedar siding costs about $6,500 to install. This is far less than the cost of other natural materials such as brick or stone. Philadelphia residents lucky enough to have a lake house or cabin outside of town might consider cedar siding. Nowhere does wood siding look better than in a natural setting. For a smaller job outside of the city, the cost will, inevitably, be significantly less.

Philadelphia Hardie Board Siding

Hardie board (also called Hardie plank) is a brand name for the fiber cement siding developed a century ago by James Hardie. With the environmental conditions common in Philadelphia, Hardie board siding is one of the best options for the exterior of your home you can choose. In a city that's subjected to just about every weather extreme imaginable, from blazing sun to heavy rain and, of course, the snow and freezing temperatures in the winter, Philly houses need a cladding material that can truly go the distance. If you're thinking about redoing your house's exterior, Hardie siding is well worth looking into.

Philadelphia Hardie Plank Siding Benefits
Though not the wettest city in the country by a long shot, there is still no lack of moisture in Philadelphia. Hardie plank siding is especially good at withstanding moisture in the air and precipitation in all its forms. Unlike some other exterior materials, it doesn't retain moisture, which means that it won't swell or split even in extremely wet conditions.

Hardie siding is also a very low maintenance material. Unlike other sidings, it is designed to resist moderate impact as well as the weather. Anyone who'd rather spend a Sunday afternoon watching the Eagles play than patching up their home's exterior. Hardie board doesn't deteriorate, is easy to clean, and rarely (if ever) needs to be repaired.

There are a few other reasons to install fiber cement siding in Philadelphia. Hardie siding is an unappealing food and home for bugs, so you'll never need to worry about insects causing damage to the exterior of your home. It is also flame and fire resistant, which makes it a safe as well as a practical choice. It also holds paint better than most other materials, and since it isn't prone to swelling, it is very likely that you will never see paint chip or crack when applied to Hardie board siding. Philadelphians should also note that, unlike the ever popular vinyl siding, fiber cement doesn't sag or dent, either. Additionally, Hardie plank siding provides a good layer of insulation, making it perfect for keeping out the cold during a Philadelphia winter.

Installing Hardie Board Siding
Unfortunately, the do-it-yourselfer is out of luck when it comes to installing Hardie board. Though the process is not incredibly difficult or time consuming, it is very specialized. It needs to be installed in a very specific manner and under the right conditions to perform at its best. Even cutting fiber cement siding is a job best left to the pros.

Prices and Installation Duration
Surprisingly enough, this incredible material is very affordable when compared to other exterior materials. To clad a home in Hardie board siding, Philadelphia residents can expect to pay between $6,000 and $10,000. This puts fiber cement siding around the price of wood shake siding (which makes it cheaper than brick or stone, but slightly more expensive than aluminum or vinyl).

Hardie siding takes a little longer to install than aluminum or vinyl, and averages a little over two weeks to finish the job compared to a week and a half for the other materials. The value that Hardie siding will add to your home is comparable to that of many other sidings, but is less than stone or brick. If you have a brick exterior (and many Philadelphians do), you may want to consider getting the brick repaired and refurbished rather than covering it with another, less valuable material.

Philadelphia Cement Siding

In a place with environmental conditions like those of Philadelphia, cement siding (also called fiber cement or cement board siding) is an excellent cladding choice. It performs well under many different conditions from the hot sun to freezing temperatures. It is also quite durable, and easy on the eyes, as well. If you're looking for a cladding material that's tougher than a 2 dollar cheese steak, but looks better than fall in Fairmount Park, cement siding might be your answer.

Physical Benefits
To truly understand why it is such a good choice for Philadelphia, cement board siding's creation is a good place to start. Developed in Australia over 100 years ago, cement siding was designed to be a material that would wit

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  • NewProject Location: Philadelphia, PA 19131
    Date: 02/04/2023
    What type of project is this?: Replace existing siding
    Type of Siding: Wood or Fiber-Cement
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
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    Comment: New siding for 2,700 feet home
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    What type of project is this?: Replace existing siding
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