How to Remodel Your Home’s Exterior to Achieve the Rustic, Farmhouse Look

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If you are a connoisseur of house flipping or home remodeling shows, then you know that a key part of transforming many homes is changing the exterior. With the popularity of the rustic and farmhouse styles, you may have noticed an increase in both brick accents and wood siding. Also, many homeowners rely on a roofing installation process to transform the look of their roof.

Let’s start with the siding options that can transform your home.

If your existing siding needs to be replaced, you have several different options. The three most popular siding materials include fiber cement, cedar, and vinyl. To achieve that farmhouse look, cedar siding is a fantastic option.

Cedar siding comes in both smooth and rough textures. This siding replacement is available in small, medium and wide widths. Siding contractors can paint or stain your cedar siding in just about any color or shade.

If you live in an area with lots of greenery or mountains, the combination of cedar siding and natural backgrounds is just beautiful. It looks almost like a painting or postcard. That cedar siding installation will give you the rustic or farmhouse look that you desire.

If you choose cedar, there are a few important maintenance tips to be aware of. First, the stain or paint on cedar siding needs to be reapplied every three to six years. How long the stain or paint lasts is often dependent on the weather patterns in your geographic location. You also need to know that cedar is one of the more expensive siding options.

Next, let’s discuss the roofing replacement options that can both protect and beautify your home’s exterior.

Some of the most stylish rustic homes have a roof made of rustic metal panels or vintage and rustic rawhide. Another current trend is using rustic shingles.

Rustic shingles look great and can be ordered in many colors that will accent the rest of your home’s exterior. The rustic shingle texture is rugged and actually looks like a wood grain.

During the roofing installation process, installers use concealed, as opposed to exposed fasteners, which create a tight hold and prevent exposure to the elements. These shingles are also easy to maintain and do not crack, rust, or rot. Most homeowners find that the roofing installation process takes between three to five days.

Are you ready to transform your home to match what you have been dreaming about? Many reputable contractors offer both cedar siding replacements and roofing replacements.

To find the right contractor, you may want to ask friends and family for referrals. There are also online sites that rank the best contractors in your geographic area and provide detailed information about their services and availability. Best of luck to you in your rustic, farmhouse transformation!



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Wesley Parker
2020-10-12
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2020-09-22
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Jennifer Bradbury
2020-08-16
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Jim Acker
Jim Acker
2020-08-13
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Side Pro was a pleasure to work with from the start. I learned in the bid process that most siding and window companies are sales teams only and all the installation is sub-contracted out. It was important to me to use a firm that was accountable for the end to end job and Side Pro used full-time employees for my job. The sales person knew a lot about siding and gave me some great recommendations. He submitted a competitive price and then walked through the full job with me and the job foreman. Then the job foreman took over and was very responsive to all my questions and change orders over the course of project. The installation team was also excellent. They cleaned up every day and did really top notch work. I am very particular and they worked to understand what I was after and made it happen. Great job. The job site had COVID procedures posted, which were followed by the crew, and a safety officer dropped by on two occasions to check up on things. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better customer experience and recommend Side Pro to anyone considering new siding.
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Chris Parker
2020-08-06
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2020-07-31
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Lisa Gaan
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2020-07-17
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Matt Brunner
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2020-07-04
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Evan Beck
Evan Beck
2019-10-24
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Side-Pro did a FANTASTIC job installing the Cemplank siding and Hardieboard trim on our new shop. The price was great and the work was top-notch. The two gentlemen doing the work were efficient and professional. Communication with DJ, the project advisor/estimator was very good. Overall I am very pleased and will definitely use them again! Highly recommended.
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John Weiss
2018-08-30
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I am VERY satisfied! I called for a repair job. Several other companies either would not give an estimate, or could not do so for several months. I got the job done, as requested, within a couple weeks. Karl their repair specialist is pleasant to work with, as well as competent.
Ryan Sanders
Ryan Sanders
2017-12-22
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I needed crawl space vents installed with very short notice. Side-Pro set up an appointment and got the work done in a matter of days! The contractor who did the work busted his butt and was very nice. The work is excellent.


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