Siding in a variety of sizes and colors.

Replacement-WindowsNot many building materials can play such as key role in your home’s appearance and value as siding. Siding protects your house against the harshest elements and is a factor in your home’s appearance, architectural character, and value.

Olneya Restoration Group provides professional installation of all types and colors of siding to improve the appearance of your home. Call or email us today for your free estimate.

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Expert Vinyl Siding and Steel Siding Installation

building-sidingGive your house a dramatic makeover with exterior siding that’s beautiful, durable, and maintenance free.

Of all the different exterior siding choices available today, steel and vinyl siding stand out for the excellent value they offer. Both of these materials shed moisture rather than absorbing it. They won’t support mold or mildew; nor will they succumb to moisture damage.

Steel and vinyl siding are designed to look good for many years, retaining their original color despite extreme exposure to the elements. And they deliver this impressive performance without requiring any maintenance. Your installation expense is your only expense.

Olneya Restoration Group provides professional installation of all types and colors of siding to improve the appearance of your home. Call us at 314.432.6100 or 727-222-5019 or email us today for your free consultation.

Selecting the Right Siding

house 1You should consider several factors should when deciding on the siding type for installation on your home.

Durability is a primary factor in maintenance and cost. You may have to repair or possibly replace siding lacks durability and is easily damaged. Natural products can rot and crack from heat or cold, while some vinyl products can fade over time.

Appearance & Architectural Styling are a personal consideration when choosing your siding. Make sure the color, texture, and style of siding you select enriches your home’s look, not just protects your home from the elements.

Cost includes both material costs and labor costs. Consider both when evaluating different types and styles of siding. Installing a more durable style, for example, could actually be less expensive over the life span of your home.

Maintenance can be time consuming and should factor into your decision. Wood products require sealing or painting at regular intervals, but vinyl and steel require less maintenance.

Installation can vary from quick and easy to challenging and time-intensive, depending on the type of material.

Ability to Repair. When selecting siding, most homeowners don’t consider how easy or difficult it can be to repair. If you live in an area with extreme weather like St. Louis, it can be important. Every type of siding has a different installation method, so some can be easily fixed, while others must be replaced.

Steel Siding

Steel siding has an impressive track record.

building-sidingSteel exterior siding is stronger and more impact-resistant than aluminum. Installing steel siding on a new or existing house is probably as close as you’ll come to giving your home a Kevlar® vest.

Fireproof and far more resistant to denting, bending and crimping than aluminum siding, steel siding has been in common use on houses since the 1950’s. Even before then, it proved its worth on farm and commercial buildings.

Steel siding is a green product, formed from American-made steel rather than from petroleum products. Unlike vinyl siding, steel siding can easily be recycled.

Today’s steel siding comes in a variety of popular colors and profiles. Horizontal and vertically oriented siding installations are possible. Thanks to a galvanizing treatment and a high-tech, multi-layer finishing process, today’s steel siding carries an unprecedented warranty against fading, corrosion and hail damage.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding can look as good as real wood.

Made primarily from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) resins, vinyl siding was first manufactured in the 1950s, but the widespread use of this siding material didn’t begin until the late 1970s.

Just like steel siding, vinyl siding offers the advantages of zero maintenance, immunity to mold and moisture damage along with plenty of styles and colors to choose from. In better-quality vinyl siding, a wood-grain surface texture can make the product look surprisingly like real wood. Better grades of vinyl siding also tend to be thicker, for improved rigidity and greater impact resistance.

Because PVC expands and contracts significantly in response to temperature changes, it can’t be solidly nailed to wall sheathing. Instead, each course of siding “floats” on slotted nailing fins.

Other Things To Consider

Don’t forget the windows!

An old window stands out like a sore thumb when a house gets new siding. Older windows also waste energy, compromise interior comfort and require regular painting. For the ultimate exterior makeover, consider having our premium vinyl replacement windows installed along with your new siding. Low-e, argon-filled insulated glass and advanced vinyl construction mean you’ll get maximum energy savings and totally maintenance-free windows.

Insulation helps reduce costs.

If you’re planning to have steel or vinyl siding installed, it’s smart to ask about rigid foam insulation that can be installed beneath or integrally with the siding. This added layer of insulation improves the R-value of your exterior walls, helping your house to retain heat during winter months, and keeping heat out during the cooling season. A layer of rigid foam insulation can be installed beneath the new siding, or you can buy your siding with the foam already attached to each siding course or panel. Well-crafted trim details complete your exterior transformation

The final touches.

The overall impression created by new siding is as much about trim details as it is about the siding itself. In a truly professional installation, the corner trim, J-channels, soffit panels, gutters and downspouts all look good together.

Compatibly colored caulks and sealants should also be used. Make sure to discuss these details along with your siding choices when planning your new siding installation.

For a siding consultation, contact Olneya Restoration Group today! We work in St. Louis, St. Charles, Florissant, Ballwin, St. Peters, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, Belleville, Clayton, Lemay, Olivette and Palm City, Florida.

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Replacement Windows Installed by the Experts

It’s very common during a storm, heavy winds, hail, and rain for damage to occur, affecting a home’s siding, roofing, and windows. As a licensed disaster recovery contractor, Olneya Restoration Group specializes in fast window replacement following a storm.

Our goal is to quickly repair all storm damage, which includes debris removal, building reconstruction, roof repair, siding repair, property restoration and window replacement.

Replacement windows are a valuable asset to reducing your family’s carbon footprint. For more information on our replacement window services in St. Charles, Florissant, Ballwin, Saint Louis and nearby, contact us today! We provide a free consultation for all of our disaster restoration services, including storm and wind damage repairs and home improvements in Missouri, Illinois and Florida.

Why Replacement Windows?

Replacement windows and siding can help improve the look of your home, as well as increase resale value.

main-defaultInstall energy-efficient windows can also be a smart way to improve home energy efficiency and comfort.

Did you know that 30% or .30 of each dollar you spend on heating and cooling your home literally goes out the window, especially if your windows are standard single pane and over 15 years old?

Recently, there have been vast improvements made in window replacement technology. Aesthetically, there are a variety of different window styles and manufactures to choose from. When considering window replacements in the Greater Saint Louis or Palm City, Florida area, trust Olneya Restoration Group to give you the facts.

For example, a quality window will be double-paned, built with a reinforced sash and filled with Argon gas. This gas acts as an insulator to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Also having a window that is coated with Low E, a transparent metal oxide coating, will keep the UV rays out but allows the sunrays to filter in.

Top four reasons for window replacement.

window-replacementReduce heating and cooling costs – The federal government estimates that in the St. Louis region, installing replacement windows can save at least $353 per year. That’s roughly the cost of one moderately priced style of window. In an average ranch home with 10 windows, energy efficient windows have paid you back in ten years.

The heat and glare of strong summer sunlight is reduced.

Your furniture, carpets and drapes don’t fade. Glass coatings or plastic films within the window cut the ultraviolet (UV) rays that fade fabric.

Your heating and air conditioning system lasts longer, and needs fewer repairs. Your HVAC does not need to work as hard when you reduce solar heat and cooling loss in the summer, and stop drafts and heat loss in winter.

Energy Efficient

It’s easy to understand why energy-efficient windows are so much better

Glazing keeps solar heat out, and winter heat in, by tinting the glass in the factory; applying a coating; applying a thin, see-through film; or constructing the window with layers of glass; the space in between is filled with thermal gas. In addition, the “spacer” that keeps the glass in place can be specially insulated. New windows usually combine more than one of these improvements.

Framing is much more than the “look” of your new windows. Thickness and weight impact style, but also alter the thermal characteristics. The sash and frame make up nearly 30% of the total area of the window unit, so they definitely contribute to the performance of energy efficient windows.