Replacement Siding FAQs

Vinyl Siding Washington DC

Learn More About Replacement Siding

Siding replacement is something that every homeowner should take seriously, as such, there are bound to be questions that need to be answered. We’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions regarding siding and provided the answers so that you can have a little more insight into your siding job. One of our primary objectives here at Wheaton Door & Window is to provide you with exceptional customer service, which includes answering any questions you may have. To learn more about siding replacement, contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our representatives.

How do I know when I need replacement siding?

There are some telltale signs that indicate you need replacement siding. Some of these signs are buckling or bubbling, wood rot, physical damages, mold or mildew growth, loose siding, severe fading, and cracked or peeling interior paint or wallpaper. These are just a few of the signs that could be telling you that new siding is needed. If you notice any of these, then contact a professional like the ones at Wheaton Door & Window.

Does my siding need to be insulated?

Your siding doesn’t necessarily need to be insulated, though insulated vinyl siding like the type you’ll find at Wheaton can help dramatically reduce your energy costs. Furthermore, the insulating foam helps fill out the form of vinyl siding and provides greater resistance to impacts.

How do composite sidings compare to vinyl sidings?

There are three primary composite siding types and each have their benefits. For instance, higher durability and strength can be found in fiber cement sidings while engineered wood gets you closer to the beautiful aesthetic of natural wood siding. Vinyl siding is the most affordable of all your siding options and is highly versatile. We offer hollow-back and insulated vinyl sidings that appeal to many homeowners. Many find vinyl to be comparable enough with composites in terms of beauty and strength, which makes the cost the deciding factor.

Will I need to worry about painting my new siding?

Vinyl siding never needs painted since the color is infused with the siding panel. Composite sidings do need to be painted but not very often. Some composites come equipped with finishes that help protect the paint to reduce the need for maintenance.

How do I know which siding style is right for my home?

There are several styles to be considered when replacing your siding and it’s best to trust one of our siding experts if you’re looking for a siding style that complements the architecture and style of your home.

What are the benefits of foam backed siding?

Foam backed siding comes with the benefits of greater energy efficiency, fuller form, and higher impact resistance. Our Charter Oak® Neopor® option even has foam backing with reflective qualities, which makes it ideal for protection against radian heat transfer.

Do I have to worry about my trim and soffit?

To give your replacement siding job a look of total completion, it’s best to match the soffit, trim, and lineals. At Wheaton Door & Window, we have several options that can help optimize the beauty of your replacement siding installation.

How durable can I expect my replacement siding to be?

We offer some of the most durable siding in the industry with our fiber cement option, which is heavy duty and designed to withstand impacts from weather and every day occurrences. Our vinyl siding options are also highly durable with some being able to withstand Category 5 Hurricane winds.