Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is a durable, long-lasting and low-maintenance material that’s used on residential houses and some commercial projects. It’s a semi-rigid material that provides substantial protection, while still maintaining some flexibility. Fiber cement is made up of a few simple ingredients: Portland cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers. However, the composition will change depending on the manufacturer. James Hardie’s formulation includes propriety additives that enhance the performance of the product. James Hardie makes the world’s highest-performance fiber cement siding, trim, backer board and more in styles that suit every home style, from historic to modern. Lloyd Lumber stocks some profiles of lap siding and shake siding, we can special order many more profiles.
Wood siding is one of the oldest siding options available, and homeowners love its natural beauty. Popular styles include shakes, shingles, lap siding, board and batten channel, tongue-and-groove, bevel (clapboard), log siding and more. With proper maintenance, wood siding will last the life of the building. Once installed it will need to be primed and painted or stained for protection. Other occasional maintenance may include caulking. Lloyd Lumber can special order many different types of wood siding to suit your needs.
Steel siding isn’t new; it’s been around for almost 100 years. But thanks to a host of innovative improvements, there’s been a resurgence of interest in this surprisingly beautiful, durable, and environmentally friendly alternative to fiber cement, vinyl, and wood. The aesthetic qualities of steel siding, have come a long way in recent years. Today’s steel siding comes in patterns and textures which mimic wood. One of the many advantages of metal cladding is its low maintenance. Compared with some other choices, metal requires very little attention from a homeowner once it is properly installed. This is especially true for those areas of the country subject to severe winters. Snow, sleet, frost, rain, wind and even heat have very little effect upon metal. Metal also does not absorb moisture or promote the growth of mold or fungus, both of which can destroy a home’s framing and can pose health hazards to the occupants. Lloyd Lumber can special order Edco, Rollex, or Quality Edge steel siding.
Vinyl siding is constructed out of a PVC plastic resin, which makes it remarkably strong. And unlike wood, it won’t warp, rot, or chip. It also holds up against the elements since it’s rain, sun, and wind resistant. In fact, it’s so long-lasting it can sometimes retain its physical qualities for up to 40 years. However, the real benefit of the material is its resistance to sticker shock. Another plus is vinyl siding installation is quick, and easy, which also helps to reduce the overall price of the product.
Another benefit of vinyl siding is its wide range of styles, designs, and colors. Since it can be produced in many different shades, it literally comes in any color to fit your exterior needs. Lloyd Lumber can special order Certainteed, or Plygem vinyl siding for you.
Engineered Wood Siding
Generally speaking, engineered wood siding products are made of wood chips, bound together by resin. Take, for example, LP Building Products’ SmartSide line of siding and trim. It’s comprised of wood strands that are coated with a resin binder and compressed to create a board. Each SmartSide piece is also treated using LP’s SmartGuard zinc-borate treatment system to protect against termites and rot. The boards are then coated with a moisture-resistant overlay that is embossed with a cedar-grain pattern for an authentic appearance. LP SmartSiding is available in primed or prefinished. Lloyd Lumber stocks some profiles of LP SmartSiding any of the other products can be special ordered.
Cultured Stone Veneer
Manufactured stone veneer is often as striking and beautiful as the natural stone it emulates. Also known as faux stone, manufactured stone veneer is a manmade material designed to replicate the look of natural stone in a variety of architectural applications ranging from exterior façades to unique statement walls. Some stone veneer products offer such an array of shapes, sizes, and color gradations that even a trained eye can find it hard to determine the difference between faux and natural stone without close inspection. Lloyd Lumber has 3 options available for cultured stone to special order, Eldorado Stone, Boulder Creek Stone and Boral Stone Products.