When you go into the siding industry as a homeowner in search of siding installation, things can quickly get messy. First, there’s the type of siding you must decide—do you want vinyl siding, steel siding, or something else entirely? Then there are brands, colors, makes, and the list goes on and on. Inevitably, the question of if you want seamless siding or a more traditional and sectional variety of siding will arise.
Seamless siding? You might be thinking. I thought seams were a sewing thing!
It’s understandable to feel a tad overwhelmed while shopping for siding. That’s why Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors, siding contractors and seamless siding vendors, is here to help. While we always recommend you give us a call for individualized siding help, you’re free to peruse our blog for the nuggets of siding knowledge it contains. We guarantee you’ll find something of use!
Indeed, below, we’ll discuss seamless siding—what it is, what kinds of maintenance it requires, and who it might be a good fit for. Read on to learn all you need to know about this sturdy type of siding.
Seamless Siding: What Is It and Why Use It?
Perhaps it would be helpful to describe what seamless siding is by describing what it isn’t. If you’ve ever looked at a traditional vinyl siding installation job, you’re most likely looking at seamed siding—in other words, a siding job that’s composed of many smaller planks of siding that sit on top of one another to protect your home from wind, rain, snow, and physical damage. Seamless siding, on the other hand, wraps your home in singular, uniform pieces of material. This eliminates gaps in your siding job. In fact, it negates the possibility that said gaps would even occur, as the seamless siding is only jointed at your home’s corners and curves. This variety of siding is available in many materials, and Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors is a proud vendor of steel seamless siding.
But why use seamless siding instead of a traditional, seamed variety? There are quite a few reasons, both practical and aesthetic.
- Seamless siding creates a polished look | Seamed siding, as its name implies, has seams—that is to say, places where the siding planks intersect. While this look is common on many traditional siding jobs, some homeowners are not a fan of the ridged, bumpy form it creates. Seamless siding improves on this fashion via its comparative lack of seams and joints, which lends it a sleek, uniform look. It’s a great way to show off the architecture of your home, as well as to draw attention to other aspects you want to highlight, such as your soffit and fascia.
- Seamless siding provides additional moisture protection to your home | Typical siding installation jobs, due to the inherent nature of the product, have gaps between boards where moisture can seep in and where mold can hide. In our wet Minnesota winters and springs, this is certainly something every homeowner should be concerned with! Luckily, if you own seamless siding, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Its comparative lack of gaps, in addition to making it look smooth, also means that it functions as a watertight barrier.
- Seamless siding has additional wind resistance | Have you ever had a plank of siding fly off in a storm? It leaves quite the eyesore, but it also leaves you liable for replacement costs. Plus, that plank of siding could easily blow around and cause damage to other parts of your house. With Minnesota’s lengthy storm season and generally strong winds, seamless siding renders itself an elegant solution. Because it’s composed of singular units, it’s almost impossible to tear from your house. When you combine this with the durability and sturdiness of steel siding from Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors, your home will be able to stand up to anything that comes its way.
Who Can Make Use of Seamless Siding?
Pretty much any homeowner! At Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors, we are a firm believer that everyone, regardless of who they are, deserves a beautiful, long-lasting, and functional home. Seamless siding, via all the benefits we discussed above, definitely helps facilitate this. It really has something for everyone. If you’re concerned about looks, seamless siding comes in a variety of colors and shapes; seamless steel siding can even be made to look like logs. Seamless siding is suited for any homeowner who knows they deserve the best in both functionality and looks—every homeowner, in our opinion.
Ready to Make the Switch? Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors is Ready to Help
We’re a Sauk Rapids team of siding contractors who would delight in the privilege of renovating your home’s exterior. Our versatility and our large group of in-house contractors set us apart from our peers, and our trustworthiness and honesty are unparalleled. If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to your exterior renovation needs, give us a call now at 320-252-9086.