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Whether you're about to choose an exterior cladding for your new home or to repair the damage of your existing home, the exterior cladding will have a considerable impact on the aesthetics and value of your home. We can assist you in all stages of your project and refer you to the contractor who will carry out the replacement of your exterior cladding.
Repairing or replacing the exterior finish helps to protect your home and ensure its durability. It is therefore advisable to seek the intervention of a contractor specialized in exterior cladding before greater damage is caused to the internal membrane and structural materials. Acting quickly to restore damage to your siding can prevent further costly damage in the future.
What cladding or siding materials should you choose?
There are a wide variety of coatings on the market and making your choice can be a complex decision, especially when aesthetics and budget need to be reconciled. Nevertheless, be aware that it is wise to choose your exterior siding foremost for the protection it offers to the thermal envelope of your home. The most commonly used materials are:
- Vinyl siding
- Aluminum siding
- Treated wood siding
- Fibre cement siding
- Brick siding
- Natural stone siding
- Acrylic siding
It's best to seek advice before choosing any of the materials of cladding or siding offered in the market. With the help of experts, making a wise choice that respects your budget proves easier.
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- Jonathan / Renovation Advisor at Reno-Assistance
Exterior siding cost
The price of an exterior siding can vary in several ways depending on the size to be covered, the difficulty of installation, but especially the type of materials used. After dealing with multiple exterior cladding projects with different contractors, we noticed a certain tendency in the prices of each of the house cladding options.
|Exterior siding||Average Cost
Hardware and Labour
|Vinyl exterior siding||$4 to $6/ft²|
|Aluminum exterior siding||$6 to $8/ft²|
|Wood Fiber (CanExel)||$6 to $9/ft²|
|Fiber Cement exterior siding||$7 to $9/ft²|
|Acrylic exterior siding||$8 to $9/ft²|
|Wood exterior siding||$10 to $12/ft²|
|Brick exterior siding||$25 to $35/ft²|
Each home siding material has its advantages, whether it be price, appearance or durability. Below you will find a quick overview of the different types of exterior cladding, with their unique strengths.
Vinyl exterior siding
Vinyl, also known as PVC, is the siding that is most commonly used in Quebec. It is known among other things for its finish and because it requires little maintenance. Positive points include its great resistance to the weather and its good performance to fight against termites and mold. In addition, it is easy to install and maintain. As for its negative points, vinyl is partly made with natural gas, non-renewable and it may in some cases may require extra materials to increase its resistance to fire. Its price is generally the lowest in the market, ranging from $4 to $6 per square foot.
Aluminum exterior siding
In comparison with other types of exterior sidings, aluminum stands out due to its strong weather resistance and finish which can remain intact over the years if it does not receive imposing physical shock. It is possible to obtain aluminum house cladding in several colors, allowing you to create your desired style, depending on the other colours that match the outside surface of your home. It should be understood, however, that aluminum may be brittle due to its light weight. It is therefore not invincible against shocks and scratches. If you opt for this choice you must ensure that no heavy objects come in contact with it with force. It is fairly affordable, varying on average from $6 to $8 per square foot.
Wood Fiber exterior siding (CanExel)
Wood fiber, popularly known as CanExel, is an almost perfect imitation of wood, while being considerably less expensive than wood. This is one of the reasons why it is very popular. Wood fiber is an affordable material that is resistant to heat, wind and other compromising outdoor conditions. Its installation is a little more rigorous than with other materials, hence the importance of having the right experts at the time of the installation to avoid the risks of water infiltration due to poor installation. Its price runs on average around $6 to $9 per square foot with the installation included.
Fiber cement exterior siding
Fiber cement (90% cement and 10% cellulose ash), along with vinyl, is very resistant to mold, pests and high winds. However, it is heavier than other materials. It is easy to install, requires little maintenance over the years and unlike vinyl, it does not require any additional materials to increase its fire resistance. Unfortunately, this is not the most time-resistant product and it is often known to be less effective for the simple and good reason that it shows several degradations such as cracks and fading over time. Finally, its cost is very reasonable ($7 to $9 per square foot).
Brick exterior siding
This type of home cladding is very popular, all over the world, since it brings some elegance and value to your home. Not only are there aesthetic attributes, but its strength is its resistance to weather, its performance as a firewall and its lifespan which can reach 100 years if it is well installed! Its maintenance is minimal and if your brick is well installed, it is not affected at all by pests and mold. Due to its weight and its more than rigorous installation that will require expert masons, its cost is the highest on the market. It costs between $25 and $35 per square foot.
Wood exterior siding
This type of siding is the most environmentally friendly. Its production involves relatively less pollution, generating a minimal amount of CO2. Several types of wood are available on the market depending on the color, style and strength desired. Although very beautiful aesthetically, wood has some negative points. It is not very effective against the weather, it is more difficult to maintain and is not effective as a firewall, along with having vulnerabilities to pests and mold. Wood siding has an average life of 25 to 55 years depending on how well it’s maintained.
Stucco exterior siding
Acrylic stucco is a mixture of cement, sand and water and is offered in several colour choices. It’s a diverse material which offers some beneficial insulating properties that other thinner materials do not offer. This exterior siding allows a lot of freedom in the visual aspect due to its different forms. However, stucco can be quite sensitive to changes in temperature and the any slight movements of your framing over time, which could cause cracks. Moreover, it is not very resistant to fire. Its lifespan is generally 25 years and more.
Exterior siding: Quotes at the right price.
We refer up to 3 specialized 360° Verified Contractors to your project. As a result, you'll get a competitive, fair-priced quote. In addition to contractors, we also have a network of architects and engineers who can help you. These experts could be the cornerstones of your project. Experts competing for your exterior cladding project will also have no choice but to be competitive if they wish to work on your project.
The help of an advisor throughout your project.
Your renovation advisor will recommend the right contractor for your exterior siding project at the right price. And, as the rating of every contractor is based on the satisfaction of past customers, you can be sure that these experts have a solid history of excellent work.
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