Frequently Asked Questions
What is exteriors siding?
Exterior siding is the material that is applied to the outer surface of a home. This can:
- Protect your home’s exterior from the elements
- Protect against impact damage, termites, and other pests
- Promote efficient insulation and noise reduction
- Improve the curb appeal and resale value of your home
What are the benefits of exterior siding?
- Dramatic improvement in home appearance
- Real increase in your home’s resale value
- Less maintenance
- Variety of options
Why is siding important?
Exterior siding can transform the look of your home and reduce maintenance costs. The right type of siding can resist fire, insects, weather, and impact by using high-quality materials that are specifically engineered to meet long-term durability. This is ideal for our wet climate here in Ontario.
Why James Hardie Fiber Cement products?
- Outstanding durability, can withstand rain, hail, high winds, snow, ice, harsh humidity, and temperature changes
- Eye-catching curb appeal
- Resists pests such as: termites, carpenter ants, woodpeckers, etc.
- Unmatched 30-year warranty on material, and 15-year on paint
- Highly customizable with vast variety of styles and color options Fire resistant
Is maintenance required on new siding?
New siding is virtually maintenance free
What is a non-combustible siding material and why do I need it on some of my walls?
Metal and Fiber Cement are non-combustibles and will not contribute to a spread of fire. Proximity to another building may require non-combustible siding as per building code.
Do I need a building permit for siding?
Siding has no impact on the structure or footprint of your property, so building permits are not required. However, there are Building Codes that must be adhered to such as R-value and Fire Rating.
What is the project cycle from estimate to finish?
Generally, the project cycle can be 1 to 6 months, depending on various factors.
How long does siding last?
Most siding options will last 20-50 years depending on product and installation
Should I paint my old siding or replace it?
Although painting is an economical option to change the look of your siding, it is not recommended to paint old and outdated siding. Painting old siding will cost more in the long run, as the need for replacement is surely on its way. Painting is a cosmetic alteration, while replacement is a home improvement that increases the value of your home.
Do you offer financial assistance or payment plans?
We offer affordable and simple payment plan options through our partner, Financeit. Our current offer is No Payments and No Interest for 9-months.
Is there a return on investment for siding?
Revamping your home’s curb appeal with new siding offers one of the highest return on investment rates amongst home improvement projects.
With an average ROI of over 80% - and even higher for certain materials – installing new siding on your home is one of the best ways to add value to your home and increase curb appeal while still recouping a majority of your investment.
How much does siding cost?
Depending on size & scope, premium exterior siding projects can range anywhere between $10k to over $100k plus taxes.