Aside from your roof, one of the most important components of a home or building is the exterior wall, along with the siding covering that wall. The right siding protects your home while also enhancing its overall look and feel.
Siding Replacement and Installation Services
Today, siding is available in a wide range of colours, texture and materials: The 2 most popular being ‘vinyl siding’ and ‘aluminum siding’. The right siding not only beautifies a home but increases its re-sale value. According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, home and building owners that add exterior siding can expect a 75% return on investment when they sell.
Has your siding quit on you? Exterior siding needs to hold up to the normal wear and tear resulting from weather and temperature changes. It also needs to effectively weatherproof your home, keeping it safe from the elements. Depending on the age and type of siding that was originally used, you may experience problems such as the erosion of the finish, dents, cracks, stains or leaks because of faulty flashings or seals.
Hiring a Siding Contractor
A building functions as a system; the roof, joints, soffits, eavestroughing and exterior siding are all connected to one another. Professional siding contractors have the skills to deal with the big picture while providing property owners with the latest in siding technology and innovation. In some cases, a minor repair may do the trick versus new siding. Should you need to replace your siding, know all of your options.
For added peace of mind, get at least 2 to 3 quotes and references.
Vinyl Siding (pros/cons)
Vinyl siding is durable and keeps it color. Stain and scratch-resistant, vinyl siding requires little maintenance and can be easily cleaned with a garden hose.
However, in the event of a fire, vinyl siding can produce dangerous chemical fumes and must be disposed of properly.
Aluminum Siding (pros/cons)
Aluminum siding is impervious to mold and pests like termites. It also comes in a variety of colours and styles; some varieties are embossed with wood grain patterns for a more natural look. If scratched, it can easily be repaired with special touchup paints.
Aluminum siding can be dented, and these dents will need professional repair. Dents can be avoided however if ladders are not leaned up against the siding and care is taken around the siding, for example by children playing ball.
Visit our Mississauga showroom or Contact Smart Roofing to find out more.
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