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Experienced & Creative Home Exterior Restoration and Remodeling in South Michigan

The exterior is often the first thing many think of when envisioning changes to the look of their home. It’s not the interior, basement, or outdated bathroom off the master bedroom everybody sees. Everyone in the neighborhood sees the outside, so exterior design and finishes should look great and be functional and durable. The pros at Trinity Custom Home Builders offer top-quality home exterior restoration and remodeling that elevates your home’s exterior to the next level!

Remodeled older style home exterior
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Wide Range of Roofing Options

Water damage is the top cause of building failures. Rainwater must be gotten down and away from your home’s foundation, and that starts with your roof – the helmet of the house. There are a number of options and price points for roofing. Here are the most common for our climate.
The second line of defense against water is the rain gutter and downspout system, and it’s extremely important to have downspouts fitted with properly placed extensions. It’s not uncommon to see cracked foundations and other water problems solely due to no downspout extensions, which are extremely inexpensive compared to the costly damage from not having them. Gutters and downspouts come in a wide array of colors, which are typically matched to your home’s fascia color.

Perfect Siding for Your Needs

The next defense is your siding (cladding), and there are several things to consider here, too.

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Building Materials

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Metal (aluminum or steel)

Pros

  • Fireproof
  • Highly resistant to mold, rot & insects
  • Low maintenance – usually doesn’t require painting
  • Eco-friendly when made from recycled materials
  • Eac

Cons

  • More expensive than other options
  • Steel can rust if raw edges are exposed due to improper installation or scratches on protective coating
  • Doesn’t appeal to everyone, as its appearance may seem shed-like
  • Aluminum siding is a soft metal prone to dents from hail & other objects.
  • Aluminum siding is also more susceptible to fading, making it difficult to successfully match in a small repair
  • Steel siding is heavy, making installation time-intensive.
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Vinyl Siding

Pros

  • Durable & may include a warranty of 30-40 years
  • Lowest cost option depending on the grade chosen
  • Available in hundreds of color & texture combinations
  • Low maintenance due to no painting required
  • Available in wood-like textures & styles such as shake & shingle
  • Impervious to rot & insect damage
  • Easy to clean with a pressure washer
  • Available in a variety of materials including insulated vinyl which can raise energy efficiency R-value from 2 to 5.5

Cons

  • Custom colors are not available
  • Lower-grade vinyl may appear cheap
  • Some grades don’t appear wood-like when viewed up-close
  • Color may fade when exposed to sunlight over time
  • Although water-resistant, vinyl isn’t waterproof. Low quality or poor installation can allow water to seep behind the panels, leading to mold and other issues
  • May crack or warp in extreme cold or hot weather conditions
  • Compared to brick or stone siding, hail, tree limbs & other objects may leave dents & gashes
  • Can be difficult to successfully match a small repair unless you have extra material from original installation
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Fiber cement

Pros

  • Replicates the look of conventional wood siding like lap and shakes
  • Has a class 1A fire rating, making it extremely fire resistant
  • Durable & impact-resistant – won’t rot & is impervious to pests
  • Doesn’t expand & contract as much as wood or other materials, enabling paint to adhere longer
  • Easy to maintain & may be guaranteed up to 15 years not to fade or chip. Some products may have longer 50-year warranties
  • Available in many textures & colors

Cons

  • Heavy, cutting produces lots of dust, & installation can be more challenging
  • Typically two to three times more expensive than vinyl
  • Has to be repainted every 12 to 15 years, but less often than wood
  • In rare instances it can delaminate
  • Color applied to surface only, so touch-up painting is required for chips & other damage
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Wood

Pros

  • Easy to make small repairs compared to other types of siding that may require replacing whole panels & sides
  • Most natural-looking
  • Multiple styles are available, such as clapboard, vertical boards, shingles, and shakes to create a range of architectural looks
  • Eco-friendly when made from renewable sources, & biodegradable
  • Can be stained or painted in a limitless number of colors, and the color can be changed
  • More energy efficient & higher R-value than many other siding materials
  • Lightweight, faster & easier to install, which reduces labor costs

Cons

  • Can be more expensive depending on wood type and style, such as individual shakes versus clapboards, which can increase labor cost
  • Requires additional maintenance compared to other siding, including staining or painting more frequently than other paintable surface types. Stains only last two to three years.
  • Susceptible to rot, insects and other forms of natural decay, with cedar, redwood, and some other woods having some natural decay resistance
  • Cost of continued maintenance can add up and should be included in home maintenance budget
  • Flammable unless treated with flame-retardant chemicals
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Brick

Pros

  • Available in numerous styles, colors, & textures
  • Very durable & can last a lifetime
  • Low to no maintenance
  • Resistant to extreme temperatures, moisture, insects, & fire
  • No need for painting or staining
  • Weathers beautifully & won’t fade, rot, or decay

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Can require additional structural support due to added weight
  • Requires professional installation
  • Difficult to change color in the future
  • Mortar joints may require repointing or replacement
  • Labor-intensive, time-consuming installation
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Composite & PVC

Pros

  • Highly durable, lasting up to 50 years with proper maintenance
  • Long-term savings compared to vinyl or wood
  • Resistant to moisture & insects
  • Requires minimal maintenance
  • Comes in a variety of prefinished colors & styles, & is eco-friendly
  • Can be installed unfinished & painted to your color preference
  • High-quality paint jobs outlast painted wood

Cons

  • More expensive & can be more difficult to install than traditional vinyl siding
  • Requires repainting over time
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Log

Pros

  • Thermal efficiency
  • Durability
  • Aesthetic beauty & design
  • Get the log look without the full log price
  • Can last 50+ years with proper maintenance

Cons

  • Higher maintenance
  • Requires sealing & staining to resist rot, decay, insects, & water
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Stone

Pros

 

  • Nearly impenetrable & lasts a lifetime
  • Unrivaled look and feel
  • Resistant to extreme temperatures, insects, moisture, & fire
  • Available in many styles, colors, & textures
  • Requires little or no maintenance
  • Stone veneer provides a stone-like look for about half the cost

Cons

  • Expensive
  • May require additional structural support due to added weight
  • Labor-intensive, time-consuming installation
  • Mortar joints can deteriorate & require periodic inspection to maintain integrity
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Beautiful Windows & Doors

Windows and doors have a big impact on the appearance and energy efficiency of your home, and there are several important things to consider before buying.

  • Brand – Andersen, Pella, Jeld Wen Polaris (Modern Builders Supply) 
  • Quality – Several levels varying in price & quality to fit your budget
  • Style – Single hung, double hung, casement, slider, awning, picture, garden, bay, bow, & arch
  • Ventilation – Vented or unvented
  • Size – What are the minimal code requirements?
  • Color – Can be ordered in about a dozen different colors 

Need Home Exterior Restoration and Remodeling in South Michigan?

For the best home exterior restoration and remodeling, look no further than Trinity Custom Home Builders. Whether you need new construction, an addition, interior, exterior, or basement remodeling, a new deck, or you want to build a log home, we can make it happen beautifully and professionally. We strive for excellence in everything we do and are committed to delivering outstanding results. Learn more about us or contact us today to discuss how we can meet your home construction needs!

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