Skirt Siding Installation
Home Foundation Skirting
Skirting is the exterior siding beneath the floor. Skirting is common in raised homes, where the materials used can be made from vinyl, wood, metal, lattice, or cement siding. It is common to find properties along the Jersey Shore with some form of skirting due to their close proximity to a body of water, such as a lake, pond, inlet, or beach.
After Sandy, many homes were raised due to flood elevation requirements. It is quite normal to find some properties raised on stilts, which leaves the entire bottom of the house exposed to the elements, particularly in the southern region of Ocean County, such as Barnegat, Long Beach Island, Beach Haven, and Brigantine, to name a few.
Skirting offers many benefits that range from structural support to aesthetic appearance and helps add an extra layer of insulation. Further, skirting helps protect your home’s plumbing and electrical lines. Replacing the skirting may be necessary over time due to weather-related damage or accidental impact that has compromised the condition of the skirting. At Crawlspace Solutions, we professionally install a home’s skirting with cement board to help maintain the integrity of your home and boost its value.
James Hardie Cement Board
Fiber Cement Board Siding
We use Hardie fiber finish cement board siding because of its durability and its ability to withstand inclement weather conditions. According to the manufacturer, the covering is ASTM E136 non-combustible and does not attract wood-destroying insects, such as termites.
Helps Protects the Structure
Forms a Barrier
Skirting helps protect your raised foundation by enclosing the exposed lower region of the foundation. This helps prevent critters or pests from entering within. Particularly, where the wood structures are exposed to the elements, which may be susceptible to mold growth and wood-destroying insects, such as termites, carpenter bees, and carpenter ants. Additionally, insects are not the only cause of wood damage as woodpeckers are also known to cause wood damage.
Adds Home Value
A home with a curb appeal increases a home's value. Therefore, it only stands to reason that improving the aesthetic appeal of your home is a sure way to get a good return on your investment.