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Four siding materials for the Canadian climate

The weather determines what kind of clothes we wear, or vehicles we drive. It also determines the type of siding recommended withstanding the fluctuations in temperatures that occur between the winter and the summer. What are the materials that you should consider for the cladding of your house? A Google search shows us many options from materials, shapes, and price. […]

What happens to vinyl siding when exposed to heat?

When direct or indirect heat becomes a problem Vinyl siding is popular with homeowners who choose the material for multiple reasons, one of them being low cost and low maintenance. Like all PVC-based materials, direct or indirect exposure to heat sources will have an impact on vinyl siding. Damage caused by proximity to heat source One of the common problems […]

A material that emulates wood without the downside of wood

Decisions decisions. One of the crucial phases in building a house is making decisions regarding design, future home expansions and materials. And many of these decisions involve cladding material. It is not surprising many homeowners choose wood, an extremely popular and versatile material to work with and one of the preferred materials by builders, architects, and homeowners. Its look brings […]

How Canadian winters affect siding in our homes.

Unfortunately, siding is one of the topics in the “Home Repair handbook” which some homeowners tend to overlook until there is a visible issue. Canadian winters can deteriorate siding if it’s not properly maintained. Canadian winters are not the mildest on the planet and when the cold begins to descend from the Arctic, the force and intensity of nature is […]

4 common problems of vinyl siding.

This is a very common problem caused by improper installation of vinyl. The correct placement of the material requires it not to fit firmly to the structure of the house, but rather a little space must be allowed to give room for contraction and expansion of the material due to temperature variations, unlike the wood cladding which must fit firmly […]

What happens to vinyl siding when exposed to heat?

Depending on the damage done, the siding on the entire wall will need to be replaced. Ouch! When direct or indirect heat becomes a problem Among all siding materials vinyl is popular with homeowners who choose it for multiple reasons, one of them being low cost and low maintenance. Like all PVC-based materials, direct or indirect exposure to heat sources […]

How Hardie products compare to engineered wood

Recently a client sent us an email asking us what siding material we recommend for his house in Delta, BC. We believe the best recommendation a client can receive is made after a meeting with him/her after at the project site. Our project manager met with him to discuss Hardie planks or engineered wood. In our experience, Hardie products have […]

Siding project: DIY or hire a contractor

We have already commented in a previous blog that cladding is like the face of your home, and by many is considered one of the most important projects when it comes to renovations at home. The question is DIY or hire a contractor There are many people who consider undertaking this type of project on their own and it is […]