October 18

Choosing the Right Siding for your House

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Being a homeowner is a major responsibility which can add some stress to your life. Choosing the siding for your house should not be one of them. Not only is there a variety of siding to choose from, you may also want to consider the following advantages:

  • Weather-resistant options to protect your home from strong UV rays, wind, hail, snow – the harshest of Manitoba weather 
  • Durable and stylish
  • Well insulated and durable

Now that you know the positive aspects of choosing siding in general, let’s get to the more personal side of things!

Here are four things you need to consider before deciding on a type of siding:

  • Your budget: While each type of siding has its own look and feel, you want to choose a siding that is most affordable for you and your family. 
  • Your neighborhood: You may want to check your surroundings and pick a siding that fits in with the rest of the neighborhood. If standing out from your neighbours is your goal, there are plenty of options to help with that, too! 
  • Your style and taste: With each siding type conveying a different style and aesthetic, you want to pick a siding that reflects who you are. 
  • The climate: The climate you live in can greatly affect whether your preferred choice is the best choice. Some sidings are better suited for wet or dry, cold or hot weather. 

Our team of experts can help make sure that you pick the right siding for your budget, style, and climate for the extreme weather changes we experience here in Manitoba.

Next comes the fun part – selecting the type of siding that is going to make your house feel new, all over again!

These are eight commonly used siding materials that we currently offer:

  • Panel & Lap: Refers to panels that are installed horizontally. When the planks are placed on your residence, they overlap one another, hence the term “lap”.
  • Fibre Cement: Fiber Cement can mimic the look of other types of siding, though at a cheaper price. It is fire-resistant, can withstand damage from moisture &
    vinyl siding
    Vinyl Siding

    rot, stands up to different climates, and is unappealing to woodpeckers, termites, and other pests.   

  • Wood: If you are looking for a more natural look and finish, Wood Siding is for you! Not only that, but can be further painted or stained to suit your taste. It’s also an environmentally friendly choice and durable enough to last for decades if maintained properly.
  • PVC: This choice of material has a virtually seamless look. It’s durable, practically maintenance-free, and compatible with any home design. 
  • Longboard: A siding that offers all of the richness and beauty of wood, but without maintenance. Yes please! Longboard Siding is non-combustible, won’t rot, warp, peel or fade, and is 100% recyclable.
  • Vinyl: This is the standard choice for homes across North America thanks to its durability and low maintenance, not to mention that it is extremely cost-effective and offers hundreds of colours and textures to choose from.
  • Thin Brick: This is a classic and timeless choice that is longest-lasting siding (often lasting over 100 years!), though it does require occasional maintenance.
  • Corrugated Metal: Corrugated metal will withstand all of the harsh weather elements including hail, rain, wind, and snow. This material is also extremely low maintenance and helps resist pests, fire damage, and water penetration that can lead to rotting.

Remember, as overwhelming as the choices may feel, you are definitely not alone! Here at Del’s, we walk you through choosing the right siding for your home and we install it effectively and efficiently. 

Contact us to get started on your estimate today.

 

Del’s Exteriors also offers financing options through FinanceIt!


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