JP Construction performs exterior renovations, namely roofing, siding, gutters and trim capping. But, if there is one thing that JP specializes in more than anything else, that one thing is siding.

Out of all the work we have performed over the years, over 75% of it has been vinyl siding replacement. Typically, we replace damaged aluminum siding with premium vinyl. This is because we specialize in hail damage repairs and aluminum siding is highly susceptible to denting from hailstorms.

But replacing siding is... replacing siding. Whether it results from an insurance claim or if a homeowner just decides that it's time for an upgrade, JP Construction truly is an expert when it comes to vinyl siding replacement.

Light Block
Vinyl siding is a system. It consists of the siding panels themselves as well as outside corner posts, inside corner posts, j-channel, starter strip, sill trim, gable vents, dryer vents, light blocks, split-minis, and recessed minis. Outside corner and inside corner posts are self explanatory. Around all other end-points, J-channel is installed. This gives the siding that finished look and allows for water to run away from the housing structure. Sill trim is used under windows and under the soffit, especially with dutchlap siding, so that the siding panel is gripped tightly. Gable vents and dryer vents are designed to match your siding color as well as function. Light blocks are what any light fixtures will rest upon. They allow for a the fixture to be installed in a stable manner. Split and recessed minis are used to give your hose bibs and electrical outlets a finished look.

Recessed Mini
When it comes to vinyl siding, there are several different sizes, styles and profiles to choose from. The most popular profile is dutchlap. This is siding that comes with a bevel, versus clapboard siding (straight siding), that basically lays flat. These profiles typically are available in 4 inch and 5 inch varieties, as well as 4.5 inch sizes.

Vinyl also comes in a beaded panel. This siding is usually a single 6 inch exposure, but other varieties do exist. Vinyl siding also offers panels designed to look like cedar shake. This siding is much more expensive then the other types discussed.

Foam Insulation aka Fanfold
Many people get new siding to help improve the functionality and energy efficiency of their home. Installing a vapor barrier behind the new siding is the minimal recommendation to cut down on moisture and wind. But, for little more cost, many customers opt for a layer of foam to be installed behind the siding. This offers greater efficiency, as the foam is an insulator. We most often install a 3/8 inch thick layer of foam that comes with an R-value of 1.5.

If you really want the optimal energy efficiency, you should choose insulated or foam-backed siding. This siding comes with a thick layer of foam attached to the back of the siding. This siding usually sports an R-value of 2.0-3.5 but can be very costly- almost twice as much as other "standard" types of vinyl siding.

If you have hail or storm damage to your siding and want to schedule a free inspection, call us at (877) 846-9566. You can also schedule your free inspection online, request a free, no-obligation estimate or get an instant online quote.

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