We Find an Ideal Solution for You
Whether it’s a small repair job or a significant house re-siding project, we are here to help you to find an IDEAL solution for your house! With over 100 projects completed and 500 meetings held with homeowners between all of our divisions over the past year, we will be able to answer any questions you might have and provide experienced assistance with your siding project.
We understand that your home is where your heart is and where you create the most beautiful memories. That’s why we work only with the most reputable suppliers in the industry and have highly experienced crews to be able to provide you with excellent results.
Reasons to Work With Us
Here at Ideal Siding, we understand that every house is unique and requires a customized approach, and at the same time, we want to make sure you’re getting only the best quality for your money worth.
Price Match Guarantee
Whether it’s the consequences of the hailstorms, falling icicles, overheated barbeque, or neighbour kid’s soccer practice – we can help you fix it all when it comes to your siding. We are here to help with any siding project you might have. Our experienced Project Estimators will find a solution for your needs, whether it’s a small fix or replacing siding on the entire house.
When it’s time to replace your old siding, it can add up to a costly project and a significant investment in your house. That is why we offer a price match guarantee to make sure you don’t ever overpay for your siding project, all while getting the highest quality of workmanship and high-quality materials.
Leading Workmanship Warranty
We all know how harsh Calgary weather can get and how damaging it can be for your old siding. The average lifespan of siding is 25-30 years and even less if no rainscreen was installed.
With the vast knowledge of the siding industry and experienced crews, we can provide you with 25 years warranty on workmanship. This will ensure you don’t have to worry about painting or repairs in the upcoming years, and you can rest assured that your siding will look pristine.
With so many siding options on the market, we know how hard it is to decide on what siding will look best on your home. Whether you’re looking to upgrade the curb appeal or curious about modern designs and contemporary looks, we are glad to help you to make an informed decision.
With our complimentary siding design mockup offer for the clients that have chosen to work with us, you will see what your house can look like with your new siding. Your house is where you create the most valuable memories throughout the lifetime, and we understand how important it is for you to enjoy the look and functionality of it every day.
We know there are lots of options to choose from when it comes to siding, and we are here to help you with those decisions. Listed below, you will see a few of the most popular and widely used design options for residential homes.
One of the most widely used choices for single-family home renovations, offering a traditional and timeless look. Siding plank can be found on more than 80% of the homes with the siding installed over the past couple of decades.
Needless to say, it is still a very much popular option until this day. Planks are usually produced from wood (either cedar or hemlock), fiber cement, vinyl or aluminum. Siding planks can be installed horizontally or vertically or in the combination of both.
Siding Shingles (also referred to as shake siding) are another popular option, usually either in combination with the siding planks or on its own. Mostly used on feature walls and gables, this siding design adds character and warmth to the entire house.
Installing shingles on the whole house will add refinement to a rustic style of cottage or ranch home. Siding shingles are manufactured from fiber cement, cedar or vinyl.
If you are looking for a contemporary look with minimalistic features, this siding style is for you. Siding Panels have gotten more recognition over the past few years as innovative technologies have taken the siding industry by the storm.
Siding panels have either smooth texture offering sleek finish or cedarmill texture that mimics the look of natural cedar. Panels are usually sized and cut on-site, to ensure the perfect fit and can be installed either horizontally or vertically. Some of the most common profiles are Board and Batten, Easy Trim Reveal and Open Joint Cladding.
How Much Does the Siding Cost?
Every house has unique characteristics and design, which will determine the final price for your siding project. Illustrated below are some of the approximate calculations based on the average single-family house in Calgary:
- Replacing your old siding with vinyl will cost you from $5.50 to 6.75 per sq ft. Considering the square footage of the house is 1,800 sq ft, you might be paying around $10,000 – 12,000. Vinyl siding is the most budget-friendly option due to the lower installation costs and inexpensive material.
- One of the most popular siding materials as of recently, James Hardie, will cost from $8.50 to $9.75 per sq ft. For the same size house, the price of the re-siding project will come up to approximately $15,300 – $17,500 for the entire house.
- Cedar siding has been widely used in exterior siding for many years, and it is still one of the favourites amongst homeowners. Due to the manufacturing costs and availability, cedar siding comes with a steeper price tag. It costs around $11.00 – $12.00, not including staining or painting costs. The cost of replacing old siding with cedar would come up to $19,000 – $22,000 for 1,800 sq ft house.
Below you will see the approximate cost per square foot for a few most commonly used types of siding, so you can have an idea how much your renovation project might cost based on the materials used:
|Material||Price per sq ft*|
|James Hardie (Fiber Cement)||Starts at $8.50|
|Vinyl Siding||Starts at $5.50|
|Premium Vinyl Siding||Starts at $6.50|
|Cedar Siding||Starts at $11.00|
|Stucco||Starts at $10.75|
|Longboard||Starts at $15.00|
|AL-13||Starts at $14.00|
|Cultured Stone||Starts at $22.50|
Here is the Step-by-Step Process
Step 1. Old Siding Removal
Depending on the type of old siding being removed, this step might take anywhere between 2 to 7 days. During the removal process, it is imperative to do a thorough job to not damage sheathing underneath while removing nails. In some cases, new siding can be installed on the top of the old one, although it is not recommended.
Step 2. Sheathing Inspection and Repair
Careful sheathing inspection is an important step to indicate any areas in need of repair. You do not want to install new siding, that will last you over 30 years, on the damaged sheathing. In most cases, the sheathing is in good condition, and no repairs are required. If the rot has been detected, it would cost approximately $1 to $2 per sq ft to fix it.
Step 3. Preparation of the Wall for Siding
Once the sheathing inspection is finished, we would start to install building paper to protect walls from moisture. During this step, we also install flashings and bug screens to repel water from openings and protect walls from insects crawling in. It is optional to install rainscreen on the houses in Calgary, according to Alberta Building Code.
In case you choose to install a rainscreen, it will prolong the lifespan of the building structure and your new siding for up to 5-10 years. Rainscreen system allows airflow between walls of the house and siding, allowing any moisture trapped to evaporate quickly.
Step 4. Siding Installation and Touch-up Work
After all the preparation work for the walls has been done, we start the installation of the siding. Depending on the materials and design chosen, this step might take anywhere between 7 to 10 days.
Additional time is required for the installation of trim boards around the windows and doors, fascias, overcap corners, dryer vents and other detailing elements. During this step, we apply touch-up paint to the nail heads and caulking in between the boards to create that perfect seamless finish.
Step 5. Cleaning Up and Waste Removal
The final stage of the siding installation project would be the clean-up and siding inspection with the homeowner. Once the crew finished the installation and the waste has been removed, the Project Manager will meet up with the homeowner to go over the details of the completed work.
During this step, the homeowner will be informed about the details of both warranties, on materials and on workmanship. Also, on how to take care of your new siding to maintain that sparkling new look. We always ensure the project is executed by following the best industry practices and the high standards by which our company operates.
When Can We Start the Project?
As soon as you decided on the design and colour of your new siding, we begin the work on your new project. Important to notice that delivery time of materials will depend on the availability with local suppliers, and custom orders will take longer to arrive.
Our team can handle any project, no matter how difficult it can be. As one of the biggest siding companies in Canada, we manage multiple projects daily and always bring a personal touch to every single one of them. We can’t wait to help you with making your dream house a reality! Contact us today to find an IDEAL solution for your home!
Contact Us Today
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us today! We would love to hear from you! Our expert team is here to answer any question you might have about siding or provide you with a cost-free estimate for your house.