You Have Questions, We have Answers

Pechacek General Contracting gets questions every day about different types of siding, repairs, and installations. Below is a list of our more frequently asked questions for you to get the information you need. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, then please contact us by phone or email at your convenience. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

How do I decide which siding material to use?
You have several choices when it comes to adding siding to your home, from traditional wood siding to more advanced materials like fiber cement. The decision on which is best for your home depends on many factors, including how long you plan to remain in your home, local weather conditions, budget, and your tolerance for maintenance.
Wouldn’t it be cheaper to continue painting my wood siding?
Compared to the cost of painting your home every few years – more than $50,000 over the life of your home – low-maintenance siding is a bargain. With a service life that is counted in decades, the initial investment you make in siding of your home will be paid back quickly.
Does vinyl siding require maintenance?
To keep it looking its best, vinyl should be occasionally washed with mild soap and water.
What is insulated vinyl siding?
Insulated siding includes a layer of strong foam insulation attached to the back of the siding panel. This extra layer of insulation keeps your home warmer during cold winter nights and cooler during the hot summer months. This can lead to lower monthly energy bills that can add up to significant savings over the life of the siding.
What is fiber cement siding and how is it made?
Fiber cement is a mixture of wood fiber, Portland cement, sand, and water. The mixture is molded and cured under high heat to create a material that looks like wood but lasts much longer with minimal maintenance.
How long does fiber cement siding last?
James Hardie fiber cement siding includes a warranty of 30 or 50 years when installed by a certified contractor. It can last much longer when properly maintained.
Do you offer matching trim and accessories for my siding installation?
Yes. Pechacek General Contracting offers many trim packages to complete your home’s siding makeover.