Published on: January 05, 2022
Cellwood siding offers many styles and colors to meet the design needs of homeowners. But while it can provide the curb appeal you’re looking for, many homeowners want to read up on Cellwood siding reviews before using the materials on their homes.
Before embarking on a siding project using Cellwood siding, learn about the pros and cons of Cellwood and what it is best for.
Cellwood siding gets mixed reviews from customers. Those who recently installed the siding enjoy how easy it is to install and the many style and color options available to get the look they want for their home. But after 5-10 years, most homeowners have issues with severe color fading that impacts the overall look of their home.
Before deciding that Cellwood siding is right for you, discuss your needs with a qualified Seattle siding contractor. The key to finding high-quality, long-lasting siding is to install the right brand and style based on your home’s environment and the weather you encounter.
Cellwood siding from Ply Gem comes in three distinct styles to offer the benefits of vinyl siding with the design of other siding types. These styles include the following.
Lap siding offers a traditional look with long, flat boards that overlap one another. The overlapping design helps ensure water stays away from the frame of your home. The lap siding has options for regular, narrow or wide boards. The width of the boards varies from three inches to seven inches. Depending on which line of siding you select, the siding can withstand winds up to 65 miles per hour. The lap siding also comes with affordable options, such as the Progressions vinyl siding line.
There’s something especially charming about vertical siding. It also offers a modern look and can add a dramatic appeal to taller buildings. One way to use vertical siding is to integrate it into horizontal siding or other siding materials, such as brick or stone. Adding a small section of vertical siding can be dramatic, modern and appealing for areas such as entryways or porches.
Wood shake and shingle-sided homes are stunning, but also tons of maintenance. You can get the look of a shake and shingle home with the durability and low maintenance of vinyl siding. If you have a smaller home, shake and shingle siding can be perfect for all-over siding. But larger homes tend to lend themselves to using shake and shingle siding only on specific accent areas. To the average eye, most people will think you have wood siding when they look from the curb. Only those trained in the intricacies of siding materials will know the low-maintenance secret of your home.
The color options for Cellwood siding vary based on the style and line of siding that you select. However, you’ll have plenty of options.
From classic white siding to bold farmhouse red colors, Cellwood offers something for everyone. But before you choose the trendy colors you’ve seen in magazines, consult an expert about how to select a home color that will match your needs and the evolving trends over the next 30-50 years of your siding.
You don’t want to get into a situation where you choose a color that falls out of fashion in a few years and you feel the need to do another siding project to modernize the look of your home.
Cellwood offers an impressive siding warranty. The siding is covered for the homeowner’s lifetime. That means that Cellwood will repair or replace defective siding for as long as the homeowner lives. And if the homeowner who installed the siding sells the home, Cellwood will cover the product for 50 years from the original date of installation for any new homeowners.
While the warranty is impressive on paper, homeowners have encountered issues with getting their siding fixed after facing issues with defective products. The customer service for the product is not great and tends to find loopholes in the warranty policy to avoid keeping their end of the deal in case of warranty claims.
Maintaining Cellwood siding is incredibly simple. The care and maintenance required are much like any other vinyl siding. Seattle’s rainfall will help remove dirt and debris from your siding for the most part. Any stubborn dirt is simple to remove with a garden hose.
Power washing your home every few years will reduce mold or tough stains on your siding. While you’ve gotten the look of other siding materials, you’ve gotten the simple maintenance of vinyl siding, which many homeowners appreciate.
Determining the best siding for your home is somewhat challenging. Siding needs are dependent on the location of your home, its climate and how much time you have for maintaining your siding.
Answering the question of whether Cellwood is right for you comes down to evaluating its pros and cons to determine the best style and materials for your home. Some considerations that will help you determine the best siding for you include:
For help with weighing these factors, contact the experts at 2FL Windows, Siding and Roofing. We’ll come out to your home to do a free estimate and discuss your options with you. Don’t worry about high-pressure sales making you feel uncomfortable. You’ll never experience that from our team. Schedule your free in-home estimate and consultation today.
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