AT Construction is a Chicagoland company offering the widest choice of
products. We specialize in James Hardie and vinyl siding, but we are
also experts in cedar or LP Smart siding. With our company you can
choose any color or type of siding for your needs and desires. Adding a
layer of insulation will make your home better energy efficient.
Types of Home Siding:
The current darling of the siding industry, fiber cement has earned a reputation for stability and low maintenance also offers a number of advantages over aluminum and vinyl. It's made from a mix of cellulose fibers, cement, clay and sand, and it can be molded to mimic wood clapboard, shingles, vertical panels and stucco. It readily accepts paint, and offer an array of factory-applied finishes. Fiber cement siding resists expanding and contracting with changes in humidity and temperature, so caulk and paint really hold up. Fiber cement contains no metal that can rust. It's extremely durable and has a long replacement cycle. Fiber cement siding has become popular, because it requires little maintenance and can have a natural, wood-like appearance. Because it is fire resistant, hail resistant, termite proof and it won't rot, the life expectancy is fifty years or more.
Re-siding with fiber cement is the smartest investment you can make in your house which makes it #1 return on investment.
We are using James Hardie - World Leader in Fiber Cement Siding. James Hardie® fiber cement products combine beautiful design with high performance. All James Hardie® siding and trim products are available primed and ready for field painting. But when you invest in ColorPlus® Technology, you won’t only get gorgeous color—you’ll get color that lasts longer than a typical paint job. ColorPlus® Technology finish comes with a 15-year limited warranty that covers paint and labor, protecting against peeling, cracking, and chipping. James Hardie Siding provides 30-year limited warranty.Engineered Wood Siding
Engineered wood siding is made of wood fibers and exterior-grade resins. It's tough, strong and can stand up to extreme weather conditions. It comes in a variety of styles and textures, including beaded lap, rough-sawn clapboard and look-alike wood shingles. It comes ready-to-paint, primed or with factory finishes.
Every LP SmartSide product is treated to the core with an advanced formula of binders, waxes and zinc borate before being bonded with a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay. This process helps keep out moisture for long-term durability and strength against harsh weather. Borate compounds added to the mixture make engineered wood siding impervious to insects.
LP Smart Siding provides 50-year limited warranty.LP SmartSide compering to James Hardie
has superior moisture protection and strength, longer lengths than (16' over 12'), less weight than Hardie, and is less expensive to install (no special cutting tools needed). LP can be installed 1" up from where a roof line meets a wall; Hardie requires a 2" gap to maintain warranty. LP provides 50-year and Hardie 30-year warranty.
Low price and minimal upkeep make vinyl by far the most popular siding material. Vinyl siding is lightweight and, in many instances, can be installed directly over existing materials, so it's a good retrofit option. It can be manufactured to mimic other materials. You can choose vinyl that looks cedar-shake shingles or historic wood clapboard. Plastic shingles and shakes can closely resemble cedar, even up close. Because it's easy to handle, vinyl installation can be installed quickly, saving labor costs. The material requires little or no maintenance, and dirt simply washes off. Never needs repainting. Vinyl has relatively low cost compared to other siding materials.
Expect quality vinyl siding to last about fifty years. The best brands offer transferable lifetime warranties.Wood Siding
Timeless and elegant, wood siding is always a refined choice for the home. It's a great-looking material prized by architects, designers and homeowners for its natural beauty. It will stand up well against the elements when properly cared for. One of the great features of wood is that you can choose a variety of styles from lap siding and vertical boards to traditional shingles and shakes. With periodic staining or painting, wood siding can outlast vinyl and other pretenders. Many wood-frame houses built centuries ago still look beautiful today. Synthetic Stone
Synthetic stone is made in molds from a mixture of cement, sand and aggregate. Modern manufacturing techniques ensure that the final product looks realistic. It mimics any number of stone types and the variety of shapes and styles. Although it's not often used to cover entire houses, it's a popular choice as an accent, covering lower portions of walls or chimney exteriors. It is lightweight, so installation doesn't require beefing up foundation footings. Synthetic stone is fire and insect resistant.Aluminum Siding
Aluminum siding is seen by many as an out-of-date option, but we still offer it as an alternative to vinyl. Aluminum is fireproof and will not rust. Its enamel coating can come in a variety of colors, and because metal reflects heat, it also helps to reduce heating and cooling costs.
Expect aluminum siding to last between thirty and fifty years. Like vinyl, it requires very little or no maintenance. Another benefit is that it can be repainted, if you ever decide you want a different color.
The main drawback to aluminum is that it can be prone to denting.