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Given West Chester's unique architectural profile, with its abundance of brick, stucco, fiber cement, cedar, and more, residents often encounter distinctive siding challenges.
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Common Siding Problems in West Chester, PA

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Given West Chester’s unique architectural profile, with its abundance of brick, stucco, fiber cement, cedar, and more, residents often encounter distinctive siding challenges.

Greetings, West Chester, PA residents!

Though our home base is in Brookhaven, our commitment to you runs deep, spanning 70 fruitful years. Given West Chester’s unique architectural profile, with its abundance of brick, stucco, fiber cement, cedar, and more, residents often encounter distinctive siding challenges. Here, we’ll unravel the intricacies of these common problems, material by material.

1. Cedar Siding:

  • Look and Feel: Cedar unquestionably has a rich aesthetic appeal.
  • Downsides: Despite its beauty, cedar is not renowned for durability. Its susceptibility to rot, especially near the ground due to moisture, requires regular maintenance. Additionally, it’s prone to damage and poses environmental concerns.

2. Fiber Cement Siding (James Hardie Siding):

  • Popularity: A top pick among West Chester homeowners seeking a siding replacement.
  • Concerns: The challenges with fiber cement siding extend beyond its hefty price tag. Its complex installation process often leads to errors. The siding’s energy inefficiency and need for upkeep are added deterrents. Notably, its finish warranty is much shorter than the material warranty, implying periodic repainting.

3. Wood Siding:

  • The Major Issue: The Achilles’ heel of wood siding is its vulnerability to pests. Moisture retention in wood makes it a hotspot for carpenter ants and termites. Even with pest control, this material can prove risky for homeowners.

4. Stucco Siding:

  • Current Perception: Many West Chester residents with stucco exteriors might nod in agreement about its issues.
  • History & Problems: Stucco, once the darling of northeastern builders, is now showing its age. Common issues include staining, discoloration, and water spotting.

5. Vinyl Siding:

  • Standardization: Vinyl siding’s ubiquity does not render it problem-free.
  • Challenges with Lower-end Brands: Exposure to the sun can cause warping and fading. If not expertly installed, its appearance deteriorates over time. However, siding from reputable manufacturers, backed by a lifetime warranty, rarely exhibits such flaws.

Final Thoughts: No matter your home’s exterior – be it wood, fiber cement, stucco, cedar, or vinyl – potential challenges lurk. With 70 years under our belt, S&S Remodeling has successfully tackled myriad siding installations. Remember, choosing the apt material and manufacturer is half the battle; expert installation is equally pivotal. Experiencing siding woes? Dial 610-876-0440 today to have one of our specialists assess and address your concerns.

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    I replaced 2 exterior doors in the past with nightmare results. I called S&S Remodeling to replace the main front door based on the Google reviews with the hope that a family business would have better results than a large chain. My wife and I are ecstatic with the results from S&S. Julian, Nancy, Chris and Gavin … read more all made the process seamless. The quality of the door and the workmanship exceeded my expectations. Will be using S&S for future projects.
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    S&S did an incredible job on our railings! The whole process from start to finish was excellent! Julian went above and beyond with our consultation, Nancy in the office was so kind and helpful with scheduling and Joe (who installed our railings) was a super star! Joe was so meticulous and did an absolutely beautiful … read more job and was so friendly and professional. We couldn’t be happier!
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    I called this company in order to have my roof replaced on a Wednesday (the week of a major holiday), and the work was started that Friday. The work was done quickly, at a good price, and I'm happy with our results. I'll definitely be calling these guys for my next project, as they have earned my trust, and my … read more appreciation.
  • Avatar Suzanne Nowicki ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Julian was very helpful and Chris did an outstanding job installing my front door and repairing my siding. They were both responsive, punctual, and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer S&S Remodeling to family and friends. Thank you to the team for a job well done!
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    S&S replaced a door in our daughter’s room that leads to a patio. They were extremely efficient, on time, and their communication was and is still excellent. I also felt that there were extra considerations taken during the initial consultation given this was for our baby’s room, which I really appreciated.
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    Company very cooperative during difficult time as huge tree falling destroyed our roof. Work done efficiently with respect to property. Great clean-up. All very professional. Highly recommend! 5 Stars for S/S Remodeling Contractors. Linda Del Piano on Leamy Ave.

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