We Find an Ideal Solution for You
Your home is where the most precious memories are kept and so many beautiful moments are created. Here, at Ideal Siding in Vancouver, we understand the importance of that and make it our mission to help you create the home of your dreams. Whether it is helping you with a minor repair task, replacing siding on the entire house or assisting you with choosing the right siding option for your new home.
Our company will guide you throughout the entire process and will answer any questions you might have, relying on the vast experience in the industry and over 500 meetings held with clients each year. You deserve only the best quality of materials and workmanship, that’s why we have the best crews in the industry and work with the most reputable suppliers. We understand the needs of local homeowners and familiar with the trends in each neighbourhood.
Reasons to Work With Us
After completing over 100 projects between all of our divisions past year, we’ve seen it all when it comes to siding. Every project is unique, and we are striving to find the best solution for your needs and make the process as seamless as possible.
Price Match Guarantee
Whether it is an old cedar siding that has been favourited by the pesky woodpecker and costing you sleep early in the morning or a barbeque grill placed too close to the wall melted vinyl siding, we are here to help. Quite often it’s only a small area of siding that needs fixing as most of it is in a good condition, or you want to patch a small area before painting the whole house.
Our experienced Project Estimators can find a solution for your needs and offer the option within your budget to make sure it doesn’t cost you “an arm and a leg”. At Ideal Siding in Vancouver, we offer a price match guarantee, which means we can match a competitor’s pricing for the same scope of work if you would choose to work with us.
Leading Workmanship Warranty
An abundance of the rainy days had caused a lifespan of the old siding on the majority of the homes in the Vancouver area to reach its limits. In most cases, the lifespan is 25-35 years if no rainscreen was installed. Replacing the siding on the entire home is a costly project and a big investment in your home, creating more value and enhancing the look of it.
We offer you 25 years warranty on workmanship and only the best quality materials and practices in the industry, so you don’t need to worry about the cost of maintenance, painting and repairs in the upcoming 25 years.
Maybe your siding is still in decent condition, but you want to refresh the look to keep up with the rest of the homes in your neighbourhood or to create the house you’ve always dreamt of. After all, that’s where you spend most of your life. We know it is difficult to choose the colour and style of your new home, that is why we offer a complimentary siding design mockup to help you to make an informed decision. We can offer you the newest designs and materials from some of the leading siding manufacturers in the industry.
When it comes to design here are some of the most popular siding options on the market in Vancouver.
This is the most popular choice amongst the homeowners and was installed on over 80% of the houses last year. The strips can be horizontal or vertical and the most common materials are vinyl, fiber cement, cedar or aluminum.
Siding Panels are an excellent option for a modern look and offer a sleek design featuring some of the most innovative siding techniques in the industry.
They can be either smooth or with cedar mill texture and usually are cut on-site to match with the design you’ve chosen. The most common profiles are Board and Batten, Easy Trim Reveal Panels and Open Joint Cladding.
Siding Shingles add distinction to the walls creating that cozy look that reflects the surrounding nature. This is a particularly popular option on West Coast being surrounded by Hemlock and Cedar trees. Shingles can be made out of fiber cement, vinyl or cedar.
There are lots of options these days to help you create the perfect facade and you want to choose carefully. While aesthetics are always important, you also want to consider the material’s durability, ability to resist water, ease of installation and versatility. There are 3 most popular siding options in Vancouver today:
How Much Does the Siding Cost?
Here we show you the approximate price calculation:
- If you choose vinyl siding that costs around $6-7 per sq ft, for the whole house which is 2000 sq ft, you might end up paying $12,000 – $14,000. Vinyl siding is the easiest product to work with, which significantly lowers its installation costs.
- James Hardie siding will cost around $9 – $10 per sq ft, so for the same house, you will pay approximately $18,000 – $20,000.
- Cedar will be the most expensive option among the 3 mentioned above. Its price is $11 – $13 per sq ft, so the final price will be around $22,000 – $26,000 including the additional cost for painting.
To guide you through other material used in your siding renovation have a look at the table illustrated below:
|Material||Price per sq ft*|
|James Hardie (Fiber Cement)||Starts at $9.00|
|Vinyl Siding||Starts at $6.25|
|Premium Vinyl Siding||Starts at $7.00|
|Cedar Siding||Starts at $11.00|
|Stucco||Starts at $10.50|
|Longboard||Starts at $15.50|
|AL-13||Starts at $14.50|
|Cultured Stone||Starts at $22.75|
Here is the Step-by-Step Process
Step 1. Old Siding Removal
As soon as you decide on the colour and design of your siding, we start the work on your project. The first step would be to remove the old siding, carefully removing all the nails in order not to damage the sheathing underneath. This will take anywhere from 2 to 7 days depending on the type of siding that needs to be removed.
Step 2. Sheathing Inspection and Repair
After the old siding is removed, we inspect sheathing for any rotten parts or damage. In case the repairs are needed, it shouldn’t cost more than $1 to $2 per sq ft, including all the materials and labour. From our experience, most homes do not require repairs.
Step 3. Preparation of the Wall for Siding
The next step would be to install the rain screen, as per the BC Building Code, which consists of a few elements: building paper, flashings and strapping/mesh. Installing rainscreen helps to prolong the lifespan of your siding by at least 5-10 years and to protect your home from any rain damage allowing the airflow.
Step 4. Siding Installation and Touch-up Work
It takes around 7 to 10 days to install siding on your home, depending on the materials and design. Additionally, a couple of days needed for all the detailing like corners and trims around windows and doors.
During this step we install bug screens to protect from insects, flashings around openings to deter water from leaking in, touch up paint on nail heads to match with the colour of siding, installation of dryer vents and caulking between siding elements.
Step 5. Cleaning Up and Waste Removal
After the siding and detailing elements are installed, we check for deficiencies to make sure the walls look seamless. After we ensure the quality of installation is up to our highest standards, we begin the clean-up, remove leftovers of the materials and place all the waste in the recycling bin.
After all the process of siding installation and clean-up is completed, one of our Project Managers will guide the homeowner through the process of siding maintenance and provide all the details of warranties, both of the materials and workmanship.
When Can We Start the Project?
Right after you decide the colour and design of your siding, we can start working on your project. Sometimes, within a few days after we sign a contract. We are one of the largest siding contractors in Vancouver (and in Canada) and can handle multiple projects at the same time. We look forward to working with you!
Contact Us Today
Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact us for a free estimate on a service or with any other questions you may have.