We Find an Ideal Solution for You
Your home is where the most valuable memories are built that will last through generations and where you spend the most time. Here, at Ideal Siding, we want to help you to create the house of your dreams with the unique style and design that suits your taste.
Throughout the year more than 500 homeowners rely on our expertise and seek our advice on siding improvements for their homes. Whether it’s an installation of the siding on the whole house or minor repairs, we will take care of your project with the utmost responsibility and care, guiding you through each step of the process. We offer a wide variety of materials and work only with reputable suppliers.
Why Work With Us?
When it comes to renovation projects, there’s never the same approach as each house is unique and requires tailored solutions. Over the past few years, we have helped more than 100 homeowners to transform their houses into the homes of their dreams.
1. 25-Year Workmanship Warranty
Home renovations can be a costly project and a great investment in the value of your house. The new siding can protect your house from the harsh weather elements and save you money in the long term run on never-ending repairs.
Having that in mind, we offer you a 25-year warranty on workmanship, so you do not have to worry about any repairs in the next 25 years. We stand by our workmanship quality and take every project with the utmost responsibility, whether it’s a small repair or the whole house siding replacement.
2. We Do Price Match
We know how big of a challenge it can be when it comes to the decision of choosing the right siding contractor company. With so many options available on the market, it can sometimes be a challenge to make the right choice. That’s why we offer to match the competitors’ pricing given it’s the same scope of work and materials used.
We are also very transparent with our pricing structure and the scope of work included in the quote. We work only with reputable manufacturers and use high-quality materials. Each project is always completed following the industry’s best practices, manufacturer’s recommendations and the city’s building codes in mind. The vast experience in the industry and efficient practices have helped us to build a competitive pricing structure.
3. Complimentary Visuals for Your House
With the plentiful options for materials out there, we know how difficult it can be to decide on the new siding for your home, whether it’s a decision about the colour combination or the design layout. Here at Ideal Siding, we have a solution to make that choice easier for you – we offer complimentary visual design mock-ups for our clients.
After one of our Project Estimators meets with you to discuss the preferred material options and takes your house’s photos, we will create visualizations based on the materials and colours you choose. We work with all major siding manufacturers and provide a variety of options to choose from.
Siding Options We Offer
There is plenty of siding types available for homeowners these days. We have decided to summarize the most popular ones to make the decision process a bit easier based on the siding market’s most popular options.
Vinyl siding is made of synthetic material, usually some blend of plastics. Lightweight yet strong and durable with a variety of colours to choose from – vinyl has become one of the leading siding materials over the past few decades. Affordable pricing and low maintenance are usually some of the critical decision-making points for the homeowners, and that’s where vinyl siding shines the most. It will keep your home protected from the harsh weather elements while looking as vibrant as when you first installed it.
New technologies in vinyl siding manufacturing ensure that the colours stay bright over the years of sun exposure without the need to repaint it, which is usually not recommended for vinyl anyway. Besides the countless colours and colour matching technologies to choose from, there are plenty of styles and textures for vinyl siding: from smooth to cedar-like texture to the ones mimicking natural stone or brick. The most popular profiles would be horizontal lap siding, vertical board and batten or shingle panels.
While talking about the pros of vinyl siding like low maintenance, affordability, long lifespan, multiple colour options and rot resistance, it is essential to mention some of the cons. The biggest ones being a low melting point and brittleness when exposed to extreme temperatures. Vinyl siding is known to melt/warp from intense sun rays over the years or residual heat when placed close to the BBQ. Extreme cold temperatures can make vinyl siding prone to cracking or breaking off and sometimes making it challenging to replace only a small area due to the overlapping design.
If not installed properly, some vinyl boards might dislocate as it tends to expand and shrink over time, depending on the weather conditions. With different plastics being used in the production of vinyl siding and the emissions they produce when exposed to heat, the negative environmental effect is what makes some homeowners decide against installing vinyl siding on their homes.
There are many vinyl siding manufacturers on the market right now, with lots of new ones appearing every year. However, some of the most popular brands amongst the homeowners and builders when it comes to vinyl siding are Kaycan, Royal, Mitten and Gentek.
Cedar siding is one of the most time-tested siding options out there. Not only extremely popular in North America and Europe in the past few centuries, but also very aesthetically pleasing. Cedar siding is known for its durability and moisture resistance if cared for properly.
You can choose to keep the natural look with a clear coat stain making all the knots and texture visible, or paint the siding to any preferred colour. It is very easy to work with to create any custom profiles or replace/repair small areas when needed. Cedar siding is definitely the most environmentally friendly option when it comes to siding materials.
As always, with any natural siding material, there’s higher maintenance that is required. Cedar siding needs to be re-stained or repainted every couple of years to maintain its weather resistance and long lifespan. If not cared for properly, cedar siding might be prone to damage from moisture over the years.
Termites and woodpeckers might be a big thread to your cedar siding if not dealt with on time. The other downside of the cedar siding is that it’s a highly flammable material and might not be suitable for some locations. There is a higher cost when it comes to cedar siding in comparison to vinyl or fiber cement siding.
Cedar is highly versatile when it comes to siding profiles, and many custom options are available. It can be installed both horizontally or vertically. Some of the most popular styles: bevelled, channel, tongue and groove, shakes or board and batten. Cedar siding is often used as a soffit material or accentuating feature walls combined with other siding materials.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is usually made by combining cellulose fibers, cement and some other ingredients depending on the manufacturer. It’s a composite material that is fire-, moisture- and weather resistant with polished looks and various textures. This siding is manufactured to withstand harsh weather conditions, whether it’s moisture or extreme heat, customized to each climate zone.
Unlike cedar, fiber cement is resistant to damage from insects and woodpeckers. With easy maintenance and an enhanced curb appeal, it has gained popularity amongst homeowners over the past couple of years.
Fiber cement boards are usually pre-painted on the factory or can be primed for painting after the installation. With a variety of colours to choose from, even the pickiest of the homeowners will find something they like.
The fiber cement siding can be smooth or with a cedar-like texture to mimic the look of the natural wood. Horizontal lap is the most popular and easy to install option when it comes to fiber cement siding. Other profiles are board and batten, panels and shingles with the new additions recently in tongue and groove and channel siding. The manufacturers in North America include James Hardie, Nichiha and Allura, to name a few.
While it is relatively easy to take care of the fiber cement siding, it can be quite costly to repair once the damage occurs. The fiber cement siding installation cost is usually higher in comparison to the vinyl siding. It is not the most environmentally friendly, like cedar, as it requires a lot of resources to produce.
Aluminum siding is a premium and durable material, with a beautiful design and variety of profiles. The leading manufacturers for aluminum siding would be Al 13 and Longboard that offer numerous styles to choose from: from large flat panels to vertical or horizontal planks.
Colours for aluminum siding usually are solid or mimicking the look of natural wood. Aluminum siding is a lightweight material that is moisture- and mould resistant. Due to the nature of the material, it does not sustain any damage from insects or animals. It usually has great insulation capabilities, helping to reduce utility costs.
Aluminum siding is a popular choice for contemporary home designs, but with premium materials comes a higher price tag. High costs of material and installation usually are the main reasons why homeowners decide against using this type of siding.
Compared with the natural cedar or fiber cement costs, this aluminum siding is generally ranking in the upper tiers. It can also get damaged or scratched easily, amounting to a steep price tag for the repairs. Some homeowners also complain about the noise during high winds.
An engineered wood siding is usually made by combining various wood fibers and particles with the resin and wax to make them water-resistant and mostly made from recycled wood content or leftover lumber materials to minimize the environmental effect.
Bound by adhesive resins, this type of siding is usually stronger than the natural wood while providing the aesthetic beauty of one. The boards are entirely free of knots and can be pre-stained to any colour in the manufacturing facility. Relatively easy to install and maintain, this type of siding offers all the cedar benefits without the extensive maintenance needed.
With all the great benefits of engineered wood siding, we should also mention some things to be wary of. When choosing engineered wood siding, it is crucial to pick high-quality materials and an experienced contractor company. This type of siding is prone to deteriorating if lower-quality ingredients are used.
Also, since it’s relatively new material on the market, you want to make sure it is installed according to the manufacturer’s best recommendations. While this type of siding helps to repurpose some of the lumbar products and is considered environmentally friendly comparing to the vinyl siding, it is still questionable what impact the resins used in its production have on the environment.
The leading manufacturers for engineered wood siding in Oakville and nearby areas would be Maibec and Fraser, offering profiles such as lap siding, panels and shingles.
How Much Does It Cost to Side a House?
Below you will find some information on pricing for siding installation:
- For the vinyl option, the siding installation cost would be approximately $9 – 10 per sq ft. For the whole house, which is 2000 sq ft on average, you might end up paying $18,000 – $20,000.
- The same-sized house re-sided with James Hardie siding will cost around $12 – $14 per sq ft or $24,000 – $28,000.
- Comparing to the other two options, cedar siding will be pricier. The average cost is $14 – $17 per sq ft, so the final price will be around $28,000 – $34,000. Please also account for the additional costs for painting and staining of the cedar.
Listed in the table below, you will find pricing for some of the most popular options in Oakville and nearby territories:
|Material||Price per sq ft*|
|Vinyl Siding||Starts at $8.25|
|James Hardie (Fiber Cement)||Starts at $12.00|
|Maibec||Starts at $14.00|
|Fraser||Starts at $14.00|
|Cedar Siding||Starts at $13.50|
|Cape Cod (Finished Wood)||Starts at $15.50|
|Stucco||Starts at $13.75|
|Longboard||Starts at $29.75|
|AL-13||Starts at $27.50|
|Cultured Stone||Starts at $36.75|
Ready to Start Your Renovation?
We begin preparations for your project right after you sign the quote. If the siding materials that you choose for your home renovation are available in stock with the suppliers, we can proceed with your project without any delays. As one of the biggest siding companies in Oakville, we take pride in the speed and excellence with which we execute each siding project. Let us help you with the home of your dreams!
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