A home’s curb appeal is directly related to the condition of its external features such as siding, doors, and windows. When the siding on your house begins to look vulnerable, it delivers a strong negative message to neighbors as well as prospective buyers.

Worn siding also compromises the energy efficiency of your home.  It can allow the controlled air inside your home to escape as well as enable weather outside an access point into your living space.  If your siding is cracked, peeling off or deteriorating, it is time to give your house a face-lift!

Appropriate siding is proved to be energy efficient and saves you money on those high cooling bills while increasing your home’s value!

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Design and style options

There are a variety of design and style options available to homeowners.  For your information and ease of reference, we’ve included a look at three of the most common siding materials used today. (The products we use at Echols are listed at the bottom of this article.)


Vinyl siding

The low cost, versatility and ease of maintenance of vinyl siding has made it the most popular siding in the United States. While some design experts, homeowners, and real estate companies are turned off by the “plastic look” of some vinyl siding products, the variety of colors and patterns, which are available helps explain this siding’s popularity.

Wood siding

Commonly used in Atlanta’s bungalows and cottage exteriors, wood siding offers a rich look, and can retain its attractive appearance for a long time if maintained properly. It can be quite affordable, and may be installed by a handy homeowner. Wood siding typically costs around $5 to $10 per square foot.

However, wood is a bit delicate. It must be treated with care; when wet, it can rot.  If left exposed, wood siding can be attacked by termites.  High temperatures can also have negative effects on the beautiful material, leading to repairs.

Fiber-cement siding

The low-cost fiber-cement siding has become a popular siding choice for many homeowners in the state. Fiber-cement siding has low-maintenance costs, is non-flammable, and is termite-resistant. It is available in a wide range of styles and textures. The average cost is $6 to $12 per square foot, once installed.

Do You Have More Questions on Siding Replacement?

At Echols, we offer great siding repair and replacement services, using high-quality James Hardie materials:

 REPAIR: Echols offers repair services for wood or composite pressboard siding.  (We charge a small $20 fee for an estimate for repairs to siding – this fee enables us to provide extreme care and attention to each client that we work with.)

REPLACEMENT: When working with a full siding replacement in the Atlanta area, Echols only installs fiber-cement siding.

Contact our team if you would like us to helpyou make your Atlanta house feel like home again.

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