Everlast provides a durable, low-maintenance and attractive siding option for your home.
When the time comes to replace the siding on your house, you’ll make your decision based on what’s important to you.
For some, the main factor is cost. For others, durability and being low maintenance are more critical.
In the past, wood and vinyl were some of the more common siding supplies you’d see on residential properties. These products are still in circulation today, but the industry is focused on more durable materials that require fewer repairs and less maintenance.
One such product is fiber cement siding, also known as HardiePlank. This type of siding is popular because of its durability and aesthetic properties. HardiePlank is an excellent choice for homeowners and one of the most popular materials on the market.
Another top premium siding choice is Everlast, which is a composite of polymer resins, inorganic minerals and acrylic colorants. These materials combine to produce cellular PVC, creating the thickest, most robust and most durable siding available today.
Everlast has become the industry’s gold standard because it looks great, requires next to no maintenance and will stand up to the weather in even the harshest of climates. The product also has a limited lifetime warranty and is a one-time investment in your home.
Everlast has only been on the market since 2009 but has taken the industry by storm. Here’s what you should know about this siding to help you decide if it’s the right product to meet your home’s needs.
The pros of Everlast siding
Everlast siding is an increasingly popular product because of its many benefits. When you invest in this material, you can expect it to last for your home’s lifetime without much effort on your part.
- Durability: One of the main advantages of Everlast siding is its durability: At just 1/4-inch thick, the material can withstand high winds, hail and flying debris. This durability makes it highly unlikely you’ll ever have to replace the siding because it withstands most weather events in our area. The product won’t crack or break under everyday use, even if you live in a climate with extreme temperatures.
- Low maintenance: Another aspect of Everlast that homeowners are sure to appreciate is the amount of maintenance required. Generally, once you have this product installed, all you’ll have to do is spray it down periodically to remove dirt and dust. Everlast siding doesn’t fade or peel, so you’ll never have to paint it, and it doesn’t need caulking either. Once you have Everlast siding on your home, it’ll last for your home’s life with minimal maintenance.
- Insect-proof: Everlast siding is impermeable to wood-boring insects. As a result, you won’t have to worry about bees, termites or ants making their way into the siding and doing damage as they can with wood. Avoiding pest problems ensures that you have less maintenance and won’t have to bring in an exterminator if things get out of control.
- Water-resistant: Everlast siding doesn’t absorb water as natural fibers do. This avoidance of moisture means the siding doesn’t rot, even as it gets older. The material also doesn’t expand or contract due to moisture, which prevents cracking, swelling and bowing.
- Easy to install: A great feature of Everlast siding is its easy installation. This product is less than half the weight of fiber cement siding, which means it’s simpler for your contractor to install. Additionally, the process requires no special tools and doesn’t produce any harmful dust during cutting. The fact that the product doesn’t require painting or caulking also speeds the installation process.
- Lifetime warranty: As you might expect when buying siding, Everlast products come with a warranty. In this case, it’s a limited lifetime warranty against color change, cracking, corroding, blistering, flaking and peeling. The lifetime warranty applies to the original owner and offers a 100% replacement guarantee. If the home sells, it becomes a 50-year prorated warranty that you can pass on to the buyer. This warranty information is a huge benefit when selling your home because prospective buyers will be happy to learn that their siding is guaranteed for some time to come.
- Looks great: Everlast’s appearance is one of its main selling features. The product has a Cedar Touch finish that looks just like top-grade cedar planks, complete with a wood-grain texture. This engineering makes it look just like wood, without all of the maintenance that wood siding requires.
As you can see, the pros of Everlast are extensive, and it will completely change the way you think about siding once we install it on your home.
The cons of Everlast siding
Despite all the advantages of going with Everlast siding, there are a few drawbacks that you’ll want to consider before making your decision.
- Minimal colors: Everlast siding comes in only 15 colors. While this is perfectly fine for most homeowners, if you’re looking for a specific color to match other items on the exterior of your house, it might not be available. On the other hand, you can paint Everlast siding any color you wish, giving you unlimited options if you’re prepared to put in the effort.
- Voided warranty: You should be aware that painting the product voids the warranty. So, if you get tired of your home’s shade in a few years, you are free to paint it, but it won’t be covered if anything happens to the siding in the future.
- Less eco-friendly: You might also factor the environmental impact of the material into your evaluation. Everlast is entirely human-made and uses petroleum-based products and polymers. Therefore, it may be more harmful to the environment than HardiePlank. At the same time, the product is less likely to end up in a landfill, helping you to minimize your waste.
- The cost: Everlast siding costs more than some other options. The cost might be worth it to you, due to the product’s durability and maintenance-free properties, but you’ll have to come up with the money upfront.
What Everlast siding costs
Speaking of the cost, you’re probably wondering how much you’ll have to spend on Everlast siding. The answer is a little more complicated than the upfront cost because you’ll save money over your home’s lifespan.
The good news is that it doesn’t cost more than other siding types to install, and it is actually easier in some cases. Your contractor won’t require specialized tools or more time when working with Everlast products, so you’ll avoid additional expenses.
Get an estimate before you begin the process to see if you’re comfortable with the upfront costs. Remember that this is the last siding you’ll ever have to buy and that you won’t have to spend your weekends maintaining and painting the product once you have it installed.
Is Everlast siding worth the money?
Generally speaking, Everlast siding is worth the money because it’s a high-quality product that eliminates the need for painting and maintenance and is guaranteed to last for as long as you own your home.
When you factor in repair costs and the time you’ll spend performing routine maintenance, the value of Everlast siding becomes even more apparent. No one wants to spend time working on their siding in the spring every few years, and Everlast eliminates that need.
The next time you see your neighbors painting their wood siding after the sun has peeled and faded the paint, you’ll be incredibly happy that you took the leap and went with Everlast.
The siding also looks just like wood, giving it a classic appearance that other materials can’t match. The siding’s attractiveness will add to your home’s curb appeal, making the exterior look flawless even years after installation.
And let’s not forget about your home’s resale value in this equation. Of course, a heightened curb appeal could make it easier to sell your home, but the prorated 50-year transferable warranty will provide peace of mind to new buyers because they’ll have coverage if there’s damage to the siding.
Overall, Everlast siding has an upfront cost to it. Still, you could save money in the end because of its durability, and you’ll undoubtedly save time because of its low-maintenance attributes.
Choose Blue Nail as your siding experts
When the time comes to have a contractor install new siding on your house, you’ll have to make some crucial decisions. If you plan to live in your current home for a long time, Everlast is an excellent choice because it’s guaranteed to last for as long as you own your home. And even if you plan to sell, Everlast can add value to the property for a prospective buyer.
Blue Nail Roofing can enhance your home’s curb appeal and make it look as good as new with an Everlast siding installation. Our team has extensive experience working with this material and will take care of the entire process from start to finish. Visit our contact page to get started with your complimentary consultation.