Vinyl siding has become a very popular option for today’s Canadian home. It is durable, long lasting, and comes in many different colors and designs. It is also the most reasonably priced way to create a whole new look for your home.
- You don’t need to paint it after installation.
- You can easily wash it with water.
- You can find it available in numerous different colors.
- You can pick many different styles of Vinyl Siding
- It lasts for many years almost without any maintenance.
Since vinyl siding has solid color, meaning even if it is scratched, the color won’t change. Vinyl siding can be painted, but it is not recommended.
Aluminum siding is a great option for window and door trim. Aluminum is flexible, and most common for use with facia and soffit pieces. It is very easy to custom bend aluminum trim pieces, and it comes in a variety of colors.
In most situations it is recommended to install vinyl siding with aluminum trim pieces. Overall vinyl is more durable, has solid color and is cheaper than aluminum.
Vinyl and aluminum siding have their drawbacks. Composite siding alsodoes. Cement fiber siding provides low maintenance, but unlike vinyl, doesn’t sacrifice the beauty and character of wood. It does not rot or crack, and it resists damage from rain, hail and flying debris.
Recent years have seen a great increase in the popularity of Engineered or Composite Wood products. These products are made to look like wood, and they are far less expensive than using wood for siding. Engineered or composite wood comes in long panels that are easily installed and will give a neat, seamless look to your home. They are very durable and long lasting.