As a full-service Pacific Northwest siding company & part of the James Hardie Alliance program, Apex Home Solutions has the expertise and insights to best protect your home from the elements while respecting your aesthetic preferences and your budget.
How Energy-Efficient Residential Siding Reduces Energy Costs
Every homeowner understands the importance of a well-insulated house. Valuable in both the summer and winter, maintaining a consistent, reliable temperature inside your home can improve comfort and reduce the strain on your HVAC and heating systems, therefore leading to savings on energy bills.
When properly maintained, new siding can provide predictable room temperatures even in extreme weather conditions to improve comfort and energy efficiency in a single step.
What Our Clients are Saying
We're very pleased with the finished job. They put on a Hardie board and batten pattern with the factor applied finish. Looks like we won't need a repaint for a long time. The managers checked on the job frequently, and we were able to discuss details of the trim and patterns as it went along. The crew was friendly and respected our property. Overall, a very good experience.Don S.
These gentlemen are awesome and they did an absolutely amazing job!!! For starters they took the time to listen to what exactly we needed done. They knew the time frame was short as we were trying to have the siding finished before the appraisal date. Not only did they finish the job on time and stayed within the proposed budget, they also fixed the drywall hole in the ceiling and did a lot of extra stuff that would have easily cost us was more money! Even after we closed the deal on the house they came back and installed the new home security system for free!! We already recommended Apex to our coworkers and I know tings will go forward.Michael M.
We have Apex Home Solutions doing our home siding and roofing project on our 1920s Craftsman and are happy we chose them! They listen to us and our ideas, concerns, questions and help us out with thoughts and their knowledge. We are so happy with the results thus far and will recommend to anyone who is in need of some home TLC like we were!Heather D.
Here are Some of the Advantages of Siding Replacement
By installing new siding, homeowners can achieve the following benefits:
Increase Curb Appeal
As siding ages, it also often fades to a less vibrant color than it originally was, and begins to retain a generally dirty appearance that is very difficult to keep clean.This doesn’t necessarily indicate that it was neglected, but is something that naturally happens to all homes.New siding comes in a variety of colors, profiles, and textures.This means that when replacing your siding, it is a great time to change the color and add some architectural details to your home!
Repair Hidden Structural Damage
Aging siding can often allow rainwater to leak around windows of your home, potentially causing structural damage to your home.Sometimes the signs of this damage become easily noticeable, possibly even seeing actual water along the sill (bottom) of the window. Unfortunately, sometimes the structural damage isn’t so obvious, instead it may slowly show up as a crack in the drywall or almost unnoticeable without removing the siding or drywall to find the damage.Structural damage can range from delaminating plywood, deteriorated studs or floor framing.When replacing your siding, often we can repair any structural damage from the outside without disturbing the interior of your home.Repairing the structural damage early will help ensure you don’t encounter more costly repairs later.Many times when repairing these issues with siding, they aren’t horribly expensive, though it is important to note that it’s often not noticeable before removing the siding, so it can be an added cost.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Some upgrades to consider when replacing the siding on your home include adding insulation to your exterior walls.Sometimes homes that were built when insulation was expensive and fuel was cheap lack any wall insulation at all.When the exterior siding is removed it becomes an excellent time to consider adding insulation to the wall cavities.For homes that already have insulation but would like to add more, adding rigid foam insulation can help you add up to an R-19 insulating value.(R values indicate the level of efficiency the insulation adds, the higher the value the better!).
Another addition to consider to your siding project could be to use a moisture and wind barrier commonly known as house wrap.House wrap helps in multiple ways, mostly helping to keep the wind and moisture out while still allowing your home to breathe.This option also is known to help prevent drafts in your home.
A quality siding job adds incredible beauty, value, and protection to the exterior of your home.Available in many colors and styles, be sure to have us come out for a free estimate to further explain the various options and styles ofsiding we offer. We are sure we can help make your house a home for years to come!
Boost Your Property Value
Although installing new siding on your home is an investment, it can pay off by increasing the value of your home if you plan to sell it in the near future. The material will protect the building from damage and can allow you to sell it for a higher price once you list it on the market. There are many benefits that come with installing new siding on your home to improve the quality of the exterior and allow it to stand out.
Bad weather can strike at any time. So James Hardie tests their products to better withstand worst-case scenarios: hurricanes, UV rays, snowstorms, and more. But it’s not only extremes that break down siding—the change of seasons does a number on materials such as wood products (which expand and contract with changes in moisture and humidity). Only James Hardie products are Engineered for Climate®.
Colorplus Hardie - Make your house the talk of the block with color. For lasting color, only James Hardie’s exclusive ColorPlus® Technology provides color you can count on.
When you think of your home, you picture your own haven, it is where you come back to relax and settle in. With this in mind, Kaycan developed their Ocean Park XLTM Ultra insulated siding, enveloping your home with added comfort.
A delicate color palette highlighting organic shades will flatter any style. Elongated panels will further draw the eye to your home’s beauty. Showcase the earthy tones by selecting darker shutters and contrasting trims. The cool, airy shades beckon a crisp outline, bringing forth all its architectural flair.