Category Archives: Home Siding

Siding is the outer covering or cladding of a house meant to shed water and protect the home from the effects of weather. Siding may also act as a key element in the aesthetic beauty of the structure and directly influence the value of the property.

You can select from a variety of siding options including horizontal or vertical boards, shingles, or sheet materials. Siding needs to be installed correctly in order to avoid wind and rain infiltration through the joints and considering the type of building materials that can expand or contract at different rates with changing temperature and humidity.

Siding may be constructed of wood, engineered wood, metal, plastic (vinyl), masonry, or other composite materials. It may be attached directly to the building structure (such as studs in wood construction), or to an intermediate layer of wood (boards, planks, plywood, oriented strand board) called sheathing or sheeting.

LP SmartSide Soffit – Siding Houston TX Home Best For Ventilation and Energy Efficiency

Often I receive the question, Greg what is the best siding to use on my Houston Texas home for Energy Efficiency and longevity?  With so many choices out on the market these days such as, Vinyl siding, Faux Stone siding, … Continue reading

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James Hardie Siding (HardiePlank) Job Before and After Houston Texas

James Hardie Siding (HardiPlank) Transformation, Houston TX So here we are again bragging about our workmanship here at Texas Home Exteriors! As projects come and go, as you will find, I openly share a variety of siding jobs we complete here in … Continue reading

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Fiber Cement/Hardie Siding popularity changes as Vinyl Siding makes a comeback in Houston TX.

The Introduction of Fiber Cement Siding It was around 1999 in Houston TX when Houstonians started hearing about a siding product called Fiber Cement/Hardie Siding on the radio.  As many will attest, Vinyl Siding was king and the most requested siding product in the Texas market … Continue reading

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Faux Stacked Stone Siding by Ply Gem Stone

Faux Stacked Stone Siding from Ply Gem installed by Texas Home Exteriors in Houston Texas. So you’re considering new siding for the exterior of your home.  Have you considered whether you will be doing a complete siding replacement and/or adding stone accents that … Continue reading

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James Hardie Siding “HardiePlank” Great Siding Option For Fire Resistance in Houston Southeast Texas Homes

James Hardie Siding (HardiePlank Siding) made from fiber cement is a great option for Houston Texas metro area for a fire resistance option for home siding. As we, Texas Home Exteriors, are out in the field bidding siding jobs for … Continue reading

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Fiber Cement or LP SmartSide Siding? An Asset or Liability with Single or Double Wall Construction Houston Texas Department of Insurance “TDI”?

With my many years of construction background of building homes, I along with many other home builders and remodelers, know the value of building a strong home. Here in the southeast Houston Texas metro area we have a good amount … Continue reading

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TEXAS HOME EXTERIORS OF ​THE WOODLANDS, HOUSTON TX RECEIVES BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 AWARD

Feb 4 2014 Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals THE WOODLANDS, HOUSTON, TEXAS, February 4, 2014 – Texas Home Exteriors of The Woodlands, Houston Texas has been awarded “Best Of … Continue reading

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LP SmartSide Siding vs Fiber Cement/HardiePlank Siding Houston Texas

Fiber Cement/HardiePlank or LP SmartSide Siding? I get asked this question often working Texas Home Exteriors, “Greg, what is better, Fiber Cement/HardiePlank Siding or LP SmartSide Siding for my Houston TX home?” As we move into 2014,  I have already … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency for Hardie Siding in Houston TX with Tyvek ThermaWrap

Energy Efficiency for Hardie Siding with Tyvek ThermaWrap Southeast Houston TX homeowners often remove their old siding and install James Hardie Siding. This is a great decision although often overlooked is what can be done before the new HardiePlank Siding … Continue reading

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Roof Kick-Out Flashing

I cannot stress enough to homeowners the importance of kick-out flashing and how often it is overlooked.  Kick-out flashing is a small piece of metal flashing that diverts the water away from an intersection where a side wall and roof line … Continue reading

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