Your Siding Choices: Vinyl, Wood or Fiber Cement


You’ve heard about the benefits of replacing your home’s windows with newer, more advanced windows that are made with materials that are stronger and designed to be more energy efficient. But will you really see any benefit from an investment in new windows? The short answer is “Yes!”

Here are the top six reasons why replacing your windows is a good investment in the future of your home and family.


  2. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a typical home can lose 30% or more of the energy it takes to heat and cool the home through inefficient doors and windows. That means almost one-third of the money you spend on energy bills is wasted. Sealing off this energy loss with thermally efficient replacement windows is a long-term way to reduce your monthly utility bills, and to keep energy use at a minimum. Good for the environment, good for your wallet!


  4. If you get chilly enough to put on a sweater inside your home during the winter, the culprit may be drafty windows. Do you ever notice your drapes moving gently in the breeze, even though your windows are closed? That is cold air seeping in through your window glass and frame. Do your windows get coated with condensation or fog up? That’s chilly air transferring in through the glass. You won’t have to put up with these uncomfortable conditions once you install energy efficient replacement windows.

  6. New windows offer great options in frame styles and materials that can greatly improve the aesthetic value of your home both inside and out. Most replacement windows also offer more expansive glass areas for a bigger and better view of the world.


    2. Modern windows are much easier to operate than the old wood-frame or aluminum windows that rattled all winter and got stuck in the summer’s humidity. Advanced materials ensure smooth operation for years and years.

  3. Vinyl, fiberglass or composite frame windows do not need to be scraped and painted every few years. They retain their great looks with just a simple wipe down. Plus, many new windows feature easy-to-use tilt-in frames that make cleaning a snap.


  5. Installing quality windows is consistently ranked among the best home improvement values in terms of return on investment. New windows make your home more attractive and appealing.

Here at Amazing Exteriors we have installed thousands of windows and created a safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient home for countless customers.!” They are all enjoying the benefits of more attractive, better functioning, and more energy efficient windows.

Contact Amazing Exteriors for the Best Window Replacement!

Find out more about your window replacement options by calling us at (817) 756-4004 to get a free replacement window estimate.

When contemplating new siding for your home, you may understandably feel overwhelmed due to the sheer volume of choices out there. Not only do you have to decide on material, you also have to decide on color, trim, accents, etc. Here we’ll go over the most popular choices: vinyl, wood and fiber cement.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is unarguably the most common type of siding adorning homes in this country. In fact, it makes up 32 percent of the U.S. siding market for new homes, according to This Old House. There are many reasons for this:

  • It’s more affordable than other materials.
  • It lasts longer than many materials.
  • It’s easy to maintain and clean. A power wash every few years will remove grime, mold and mildew.
  • It requires no painting and upkeep like wood does.
  • It’s available in a wide spectrum of colors and styles.

Wood Siding

Timeless and classic, wood is a good choice for those who want to maintain a rustic, natural look for their home. Known for its durability and natural appeal, wood siding is typically made from cedar but can also be made of redwood. Both are ideal for their decay resistant qualities. You have many options when it comes to wood, from hand-cut shakes and machine-cut shingles to clapboard and solid wood.

You can get siding in horizontal and vertical styles and can easily switch out pieces that may be damaged for new ones. However, wood does come with some maintenance, as it needs to be painted every few years. Wood can also split, rot and crack over time if not well maintained and cared for. Still, it remains a popular choice, as it has for time immemorial.

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

One of the fastest growing siding choices in the country, James Hardie® fiber cement siding is rugged, durable and comes in a wide variety of colors and designs. It provides the traditional look of natural wood siding, yet you’re not tasked with all the maintenance hassles that are inherent with wood. Affordable, durable and low in maintenance, the benefits of fiber cement siding include:

  • High performance of masonry
  • Can mimic look of wood, shingles, stone or brick
  • Minimal upkeep
  • Rot and fire resistant
  • Termite proof
  • Resistant to wind and cold
  • Low cost

Fifteen percent of today’s new homes are made with fiber cement siding, with many of the next generation choosing this material over others. Fiber cement can withstand the sub-zero temps and can even resist freeze-thaw cycles that tend to expand and contract siding material.

Contact Amazing Exteriors for the Best Siding Replacement!

Find out more about your siding options by calling us to get a free siding replacement estimate.

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