Our Siding Process


Why Replace Old Siding?

  1. Better Protection: Old siding wears out, letting in moisture and weather. New siding shields your home, preventing damage and costly repairs.
  2. Save Energy: Upgraded siding insulates better, keeping your home cozy and cutting down on energy bills.
  3. Boost Curb Appeal: Fresh siding transforms your home’s look, making it more inviting and increasing its value.
  4. Prevent Damage: Worn siding can harm your home’s structure. New siding keeps your home strong and safe from potential issues like rot and mold.
  5. Healthier Home: Old siding can attract pests and mold. New siding maintains a healthy living space for you and your family.
  6. Long-Term Savings: While it’s an investment, new siding saves money in the long run by preventing big repairs and reducing maintenance costs.

Replacing old siding is an important investment in your home’s future, ensuring protection, efficiency, and a beautiful exterior.”

The Importance of Proper Ventilation

When a house has been properly ventilated, a positive airflow is created. This allows the house to breathe and helps prevent moisture buildup. That’s why proper attic ventilation is a serious issue that should always be considered when re-­roofing your home.Normal household activities can wreak havoc on an attic and ultimately, a roof. Showers, laundry, dishwashing and cooking all generate moisture that can damage insulation, rafters, wood deck, underlayment and shingles during winter. Summer heat buildup in the attic promotes premature aging and cracking of wood and roofing materials. All of which could reduce a roofs expected service life. For maximum roof protection, a well­ ventilated attic is the key.

In warm weather, proper ventilation prevents the attic from becoming a hot box that spills unwanted heat down through the ceiling into the living area (even if the attic is insulated).

In cold weather, proper ventilation helps prevent moisture from condensing on the insulation, structural wood, shingles or roof deck. Moisture­ soaked insulation becomes ineffective, thereby causing excess energy usage. Condensation on wood leads to rotting and expensive repairs. While those are the most important reasons for proper ventilation, they aren’t the only ones.

Excess attic heat causes premature shingle failure and can invalidate the shingle warranty. Excess moisture in the home cause’s mildew and drywall damage. Moisture problems can cause paint to peel and siding to warp.

Balanced airflow keeps attic temperatures from reaching extremes. Vents allow outside air to move through the attic. The result is a cooler, drier attic, which means a longer lasting roof. For more info.

General Siding Installation Process

Before embarking on a complete re-side project for your home, consider the following preparatory steps:

  1. Interior Protection: Homeowners are advised to remove any items from the interior walls to prevent potential damage during the siding removal and installation process.
  2. Landscaping Considerations: Trim overgrown shrubs to facilitate the crew’s work without risking damage to landscaping. While our siding team takes precautions, minimizing potential harm to plants is a good practice. Maintain a safe distance for trees and shrubs to prevent premature aging of the home.

Trim overgrown shrubs to facilitate the crew’s work without risking damage to landscaping. While our siding team takes precautions, minimizing potential harm to plants is a good practice. Maintain a safe distance for trees and shrubs to prevent premature aging of the home.. LEARN MORE

When selecting the color for your siding, keep these considerations in mind:

  1. Neighborly Harmony: Coordinate with your neighbors’ home colors for a cohesive neighborhood appearance.
  2. Personal Style: Opt for a color that aligns with your personal taste and design preferences. Explore color options and matching assistance on our website. https://american-roof.com/houston_texas_siding_repair/siding-colors/

Understanding the longevity and care requirements of your siding:

  1. Lifespan: James Hardie Siding boasts a 30-year product warranty and a 15-year paint finish warranty, ensuring a minimum of three decades of durability.
  2. Maintenance: While no exterior feature is entirely maintenance-free, siding, especially James Hardie and Mastic Vinyl, requires minimal upkeep. Regular maintenance involves occasional pressure washing for vinyl siding and potential repainting every 15 years for fiber cement siding.

The preferred siding choices, James Hardie Color Plus and Mastic Vinyl:

  1. Industry Leaders: Positioned as industry leaders, James Hardie and Mastic Vinyl are the go-to options for optimal quality and durability.

Cost Considerations for Siding Repair or Replacement:

Replacing or fixing siding comes with considerations:

  1. The expense of siding replacement depends on the project scope. Partial replacements may be costly due to the intricacy of gently removing and reinstalling sections. Opting for a complete re-side, although pricier, ensures the best overall results.
  2. Project Duration: Depending on the chosen product and home size, a complete re-side project typically takes one to two weeks from start to finish.

Optimal Time for Window Replacement:

For efficient flashing and water protection, consider window replacement alongside siding:

  • The best time to replace windows & Doors is during a siding Installation project. This synchronization enables proper wrapping of windows & doors, ensuring seamless integration with the home’s vapor barrier. Simultaneous window and siding replacements are highly recommended for optimal results.
  1. Project Scope: The expense of siding replacement depends on the project scope. Partial replacements may be costly due to the intricacy of gently removing and reinstalling sections. Opting for a complete re-side, although pricier, ensures the best overall results.
  2. Project Duration: Depending on the chosen product and home size, a complete re-side project typically takes one to two weeks from start to finish.

Look for an established, licensed, or bonded siding Contractor and request references. Ask to see certificates of insurance for liability and workers compensation insurance coverage. Insist on a detailed, written estimate, showing material needed, labor charges, and approximate starting and completion dates. As self-­serving as this sounds, a knowledgeable roof consultant can steer you through the many pitfalls of buying a new roof. With their help, you can pick the right siding system to meet both your design expectations and budget limitations. The good siding contractors appreciate opportunities to bid siding projects like yours. Learn More…

American Roof & Siding: Vinyl Siding Warranty

In compliance with Texas law, we at American Roof & Siding offer this comprehensive Warranty on all qualified vinyl siding projects.

What is covered (as required by Texas law):

  • Material defects: This warranty covers any manufacturing defects in the vinyl siding itself, such as cracking, warping, fading, or discoloration, for a period of five years from the date of installation. This meets or exceeds the minimum 5-year warranty for material defects mandated by Texas law.
  • Installation defects: We warrant that our siding will be installed according to industry standards and best practices, free from leaks, drafts, or improper fastening for a period of five years from the date of installation, as required by Texas law.

Additional coverage:

  • Transferability: This warranty is transferable to one subsequent owner if the property is sold, providing extended protection beyond Texas law requirements.

What is not covered:

  • Normal wear and tear
  • Acts of nature
  • Improper maintenance

Claims process:

  • Please contact American Roof & Siding within 30 days of discovering the defect.
  • We will send a qualified technician to inspect the damage and determine if it is covered under warranty.
  • If the damage is covered, we will repair or replace the defective siding at no cost to you.

Additional limitations:

  • This warranty is limited to the original purchase price of the siding and installation.
  • We are not responsible for any incidental or consequential damages caused by a warranty defect.

This warranty gives you important rights and gives you additional protection beyond those provided by Texas law.

For more information about our warranty or to register your siding installation, please contact American Roof & Siding.

Note: While this warranty fulfills Texas law requirements, this statements needs to be Confirmed with an attorney to ensure it’s legally sound and fully protects our business.

  • Relax, knowing your final cost. Our price match guarantee and all-inclusive pricing mean no worries, just quality results. Invest in certainty. No hidden fees, no hourly headaches, just predictable value from start to finish. Enjoy transparent pricing and complete project confidence. We cover everything, so you can focus on what matters.                 
    Price Match Guarantee Terms & Conditions:
    What we match:
    Competitor offers on identical services within our service area. Offers presented within 7 days of your quote from us. Offers based on written estimates that clearly detail the same scope of work and materials we propose.
    What we don’t match:
    Discounts or promotions exclusive to specific customer groups (e.g., senior discounts, loyalty programs). Offers from unlicensed or uninsured contractors. Offers below our cost of service.
    How to claim your price match:
    Provide us with a copy of the competitor’s written estimate. Let us know within 24 hours of receiving our quote. We will verify the offer and adjust our price if eligible.
    No Hidden Fees Policy:
    Our all-inclusive price covers:
    All materials and labor required for the project. Standard waste removal and disposal. Permits and inspections, if applicable. Guaranteed cleanup and site restoration on completion.
    What is not included
    (considered additional fees): Upgrades or changes to the project scope discussed and agreed upon during the quoting process. Additional materials or services requested beyond the original quote. Repair of existing damage not related to the project. Travel charges for projects outside our standard service area.
    Our goal is to be completely transparent with our pricing, so you’ll never encounter any unexpected costs.


  • Remove existing siding and house wrap.

  • Inspect existing framing members and insulation. Replace any damaged, rotten or missing framing and replace any missing or damaged insulation. (Additional costs may occur for this)

  • Install moisture barrier on all walls. Install Flashing tape around all windows to seal off these areas.

  • Install Hardie, Vinyl siding and trim. Install z-bend flashing over exposed windows and doors.

  • Install Hardie, Vinyl. soffit and fascia if part of contract. Replace drip edge flashing if necessary.

  • Caulk and prepare all new siding, trim, soffit and fascia for painting. Prepare any existing areas for painting if part of contract.

  • Paint all areas with 2 coats of Sherwin Williams Resilience paint.

  • Remove all trash and debris pertaining to above project. Sweep lawn with magnetic nail sweep.

  • Remove any existing blinds, curtains, or window treatments necessary for window installation.​

  • Remove existing windows including glass and frames.​

  • Inspect the opening and prepare it for the new window. This may include adding additional framing or a cut back return if necessary.​

  • Install window in opening plumb, level and square with approved fasteners according to manufacturers specifications.​

  • Caulk around interior and exterior of window frame.​

  • Ensure proper operation of window sashes.​

  • Reinstall all blinds, curtains or window treatments. Window alarms will be the responsibility of the homeowner to reinstall.​

  • Clean-up jobsite and remove all trash and debris.

Your roofing contractor’s expertise is pivotal for a lasting and reliable roofing system. They should possess comprehensive training and skills covering crucial installation techniques. For a correct roofing installation: These essential areas of expertise include:


1. Meticulous Re-roofing Methods: This involves the systematic removal of old roofing materials, including shingles or tiles, followed by an inspection of the roof deck for any damage or issues that need addressing before new installation.

2. Thorough Inspection Practices: Contractors conduct a comprehensive inspection to identify any structural weaknesses, water damage, or potential issues with the roof that might need repair before installation begins.

3. Effective Deck Preparation: After inspection, the roof deck is thoroughly cleaned and repaired, ensuring a sound and stable base for the new roofing materials.

4. Proper Underlayment Application: Underlayment, often made of felt or synthetic material, is precisely installed across the roof deck, serving as an added layer of protection against water infiltration.

5. Secure Attachment Techniques: Roofing materials, whether shingles, tiles, or metal panels, are securely attached using the appropriate nails or fasteners in the correct locations as per manufacturer guidelines.

6. Accurate Metal Drip Edge Installation: Metal drip edges are installed along the eaves and rakes of the roof, directing water away from the underlying structure and preventing water damage.

7. Methodical Shingle Application: Shingles are methodically applied in rows, ensuring proper alignment and the correct offset to create a water-tight barrier and an aesthetically pleasing finish.

8. Expert Valley Construction: Valleys, where two roof planes intersect, are constructed using specialized techniques and materials to ensure proper water drainage and prevent leaks.

9. Flawless Flashing Installation: Flashing, usually made of metal or other waterproof material, is meticulously installed around protrusions like pipes, vents, chimneys, and walls to prevent water intrusion.

10. Skillful Counter Flashing Methods: Counter flashing, often used in conjunction with step flashing, is applied to create a water-tight seal over the base flashing, further safeguarding against leaks.

11. Optimal Ventilation Installation: Ventilation systems, including ridge vents, soffit vents, or other types of exhaust systems, are installed to maintain proper airflow and prevent moisture buildup in the attic.

12. Precise Hip and Ridge Installation: Specialized techniques are employed to install hip and ridge shingles or caps, providing an aesthetically pleasing and durable finish along these roof lines.

A professional roofing contractor’s proficiency in executing these steps ensures that the roofing system is installed correctly, adhering to manufacturer specifications, and ensures the long-term performance and durability of the roof.