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Whether you're about to choose an exterior siding for your new home or to repair the damage to your existing home, it will have a considerable impact on the aesthetics and value of the property. 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's 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 siding materials should you choose for your exterior?
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 cladding materials offered in the market. With the help of experts, making a wise choice that respects your budget proves easier. Reno-Assistance can help you make your project a success.
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- Jonathan / Renovation Advisor at Reno-Assistance
Exterior siding cost
The price of exterior siding can vary in several ways depending on the area to be covered, the difficulty of installation, but especially the type of materials used. After dealing with multiple exterior siding and 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 siding||$4 to $6/ft²|
|Aluminium siding||$6 to $8/ft²|
|Wood Fibre (CanExel)||$6 to $9/ft²|
|Fibre Cement siding||$7 to $9/ft²|
|Acrylic siding||$8 to $9/ft²|
|Wood siding||$10 to $12/ft²|
|Brick 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 siding materials, with their unique advantages.
Vinyl, also known as PVC, is the siding that is most commonly used in Quebec. It's known among other things for its finish and because it requires little maintenance. Positive points include its great resistance to the weather and its resilience against termites and mold. In addition, it's easy to install. As for its negative points, vinyl is partly made with non-renewable natural gas and it may, in some cases, 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.
In comparison with other types of exterior sidings, aluminium stands out due to its strong weather resistance and finish which can remain intact over the years if it is not subject to imposing physical shock. It's possible to obtain aluminium house siding in several colours, allowing you to create your desired style, depending on the other colours that match the outside surface of your home. It should be noted, however, that aluminium 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 Fibre siding (CanExel)
Wood fibre, popularly known as CanExel, is an almost perfect imitation of wood while being considerably less expensive. This is one of the reasons why it's very popular. Wood fibre 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.
Fibre cement siding
Fibre 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's 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 signs of degradation such as cracks and fading over time. Finally, its cost is very reasonable ($7 to $9 per square foot).
This type of home siding is very popular all over the world since it adds 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 and maintained! Its maintenance is minimal and 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.
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 colour, 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 lifespan of 25 to 55 years depending on how well it’s maintained.
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 don't. 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 any slight movements of your framing over time, which could cause cracks. Moreover, it's not very resistant to fire. Its lifespan is generally 25 years or 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. All experts competing for your project will also have no choice but to be competitively priced if they wish to work with you.
The help of an advisor throughout your project.
Your renovation advisor will recommend the right contractor for your exterior cladding or 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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