Different materials, colours and profiles make the choices virtually endless. New siding can give your home a brand new look very quickly. But looks are not all since this is the barrier between your home and the elements such as high winds, rain and temperature variation. Choosing the best new siding for your house or business may not be a simple task. Here are some of the options we are proud to offer:
Once a very popular material used as siding, aluminum is ever less used as such because new materials came in scene, making evident some of its disadvantages: it dents and scratches easily, repairs can be costly as the need to be professionally done and, colour fades due to weather exposure. Though it can be refinished this is not recommended as the paint can peel off.
On the other hand it has very good wind resistance, it has a long lifetime since it does not rust or rot and, its non-combustable meeting some fire code requirements.
Manufacturers have discontinued most options and the remaining are restricted to a few colours and profiles. Main stream Canadian brands are Kaycan® and Royal Building Products®.
Amazon Eavestroughing manufactures custom aluminum siding from flat sheets into a number of different profiles for small projects such as entryways and bay windows.
A high end product used in designer projects. Longboard® is a 1.5mm extruded aluminum siding available in a wide range of woodgrain and solid colour finishes. The wood grain and solid colours applied to Longboard® are AMMA 2604/2605 certified, this gives our finishes superior resistance to weathering in the critical areas of colour and gloss retention. Amongst its benefits are high wind and scratch resistant, non-combustable and rust proof. Its only disadvantage is high cost.
Vinyl siding is the most used material because of its lower cost and it has come a long way in terms of durability. Many options of colour and profiles are available and it can be made to look like wood, stone, shingles, shakes and more. It simple to install and new colouring techniques are UV and fade resistant so it will keep looking great for decades. Perhaps the most versatile siding in the market today. It is scratch resistant, rust proof and it cleans easily with a garden hose. Repairs can be done with ease but keep in mind this is a combustible material and does not meet fire code requirements.
We are proud to offer Mitten® vinyl product line www.mittensiding.com
Long used it remains as a great choice as exterior siding. It is renewable and environmentally friendly, installs easily and has great weather resistance. It can be stained, painted or left natural for great appearance as well as it can be refinished many times. And while different materials try to imitate it, this is the real deal with natural wood grains and aroma. This is considered a premium product and it certainly feels upscale.
Main stream wood siding manufactures are Maibec®, CapeCod® and Fraser®.
Corrugated steel siding is often used in commercial and industrial applications and has great advantages in modern residential projects as well. Large panels make for easy and seamless installations. Very resistant to weather and long lifetime is expected but spot rust can occur if finishing is damaged. Many colours and profiles and gauges are available. It is a non-combustible material and cost is similar or a bit more than that of aluminum siding. We offer Agway® product line for steel siding.
Space heating accounts in average for 60% of residential energy Canadians use. When insulation behind the walls is deficient, this translates into high heating costs. No better way to address this issue is by adding insulation behind your new siding. With choice between rigid foam boards to semi rigid batts we can help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because not all insulation is the same it is important to look at the R-Value. That is how much thermal barrier it offers. We will help guide you through the process of choosing the right one for your needs.
Here is a great article on home insulation efficiency http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/grho/grho_011.cfm
We install Roxul®, IKO® and Dow® products.