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Types of Exterior Siding to Consider for Your Home

The exterior siding of your home helps improves its curb appeal. It is a great way to add colour and definition to your house. To select a siding option for your home, you’ll have to consider factors such as durability, energy efficiency, aesthetics and cost.


All-Side Contracting Ltd. has been providing professional exterior home renovations in Edmonton since 1978. We are committed to providing personalized service along with quality products.

In this blog post, we discuss the various types of exterior siding that will be suitable for your home.

  • Vinyl siding

It is a tough synthetic material that is very durable and resistant to weather conditions. It is available in different textures and colours providing you with a wide range of exterior aesthetic options. It is available in the form of vertical or horizontal panels, shingles, fish scales and beaded designs. It also varies in thickness –the thicker the material, the higher the cost.

Another benefit of vinyl siding is that it is easy to maintain. It doesn’t need scraping and painting to maintain its appearance. Well-installed sidings will allow moisture to escape, preventing the formation of mould.

  • Metal and steel siding
It was originally used in industrial buildings and factories because of its durability and strength. It can withstand almost all weather conditions, such as heavy rain, hail storms and gale-force winds.

Another benefit of metal siding is its energy-efficiency. When a thick layer of metal is used as insulation, your home will be protected from air leaks. Also, metal siding coated with cool-paint technology reflects the sun’s radiation away from your house. This helps a lot in stabilizing indoor temperatures, mainly during summer.

Metal siding is also highly resistant to fading, warping, chipping and cracking. Your siding will look as good as new with just an occasional rinse with a hose.
  • Stone veneer siding
It is used to accentuate the exterior of both residential and commercial properties. Both manufactured and natural stone veneers are available. Manufactured ones are typically made from materials such as lava rock and Portland cement.

Stone veneers are mainly re-enforced with lightweight construction aggregates as they are very light weight. The aggregates help in increasing durability without adding to the total weight.
Stone veneers are easy to install and are available in a variety of designs and colours. They can be installed on any kind of surface including concrete, wood, metal and drywall.
  • Imitation-shake siding
Imitation shake is less expensive in comparison to other siding materials. It is a highly durable and looks similar to wood.


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