Your home’s roof and siding are the first lines of defence against the harsh outdoor elements. Not only does your siding protect your home from the weather, it also plays a role in your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal. Purchasing new siding for your home is a big decision and a financial investment. Chinook Exteriors in Calgary shares some things to consider when replacing your siding:
Do I really need a siding replacement?
If your siding is really starting to show wear and tear and is obviously damaged or coming away from the house, you know it is time to have it replaced. Your home could be unprotected and susceptible to water damage. More than that, worn out, damaged siding can diminish your curb appeal and the value of your home. If a siding replacement is inevitable, it’s best not to put it off.
In the case of wood siding, it might not be so obvious. A close-up inspection can help determine if any boards in your siding are warped or leaving areas of the home exposed. You can put a screwdriver beneath the warped siding to see if the layer beneath feels soft. If it does, it means moisture is getting in and could be causing rot. It’s time to have that siding replaced.
If you’ve noticed that your interior walls are peeling paint or wallpaper, it could mean you have moisture getting in and the siding is a culprit. Other things that might cause this are leaky pipes or a leaky roof. Either way, you should have this investigated and remedied as soon as possible.
What colour of siding should I choose?
The colour of your siding will basically determine the entire look and style of your home’s exterior. It’s a good idea to choose something that matches the aesthetics of your neighbourhood and your own personal taste. The size and architecture of your home, landscaping, climate and colour of your roof, doors and trim should all be factors considered when choosing a siding colour. Learn more about choosing a colour for your siding.
Chinook Exteriors are the experts when it comes to designing beautiful exteriors. They can show you a wide colour selection and facilitate professional colour matching to help you choose the best colour and size of siding for your home. Using the Gentek Colour System, here are some of the colours you can choose from:
Why type of siding should I choose?
There are a variety of siding materials available including vinyl siding, fiber cement, metal and specialty siding. Vinyl is probably the most popular choice among homeowners in Calgary. It is cost-effective, low maintenance and comes in a variety of designs, colours and textures. Vinyl siding is manufactured to mimic the look of real wood siding at a fraction of the cost and maintenance requirements. Learn more about Gentek siding products.
Siding Contractors in Calgary
For years, Chinook Exteriors has been delivering top quality gutter, eavestrough, soffit, fascia and siding installation and repair services to the city of Calgary and its surrounding areas. Chinook Exteriors will install and maintain exterior systems that add protection, air circulation and increased value to your property.
Is it time for a siding replacement? Contact Chinook Exteriors Inc. today!