Vinyl siding, also called plastic siding or PVC siding, is designed to perform over the long term without requiring you to do a bunch of work to maintain it. Made from PVC, vinyl siding doesn't chip or peel, and never needs to be painted!
Simply rinse your vinyl siding with your garden hose every year or so, and your house will look great for a long time!
Because there are so many quality vinyl siding manufacturers, you will easily find the colours to give your home's exterior the perfect look.
Vinyl siding also comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can choose accents and accessories to complete your unique design, no matter your style or tastes!
Vinyl siding is the lightest siding material out there, which means it uses much less fuel in transportation. The manufacturing process for vinyl siding is also environmentally friendly, as it uses less water and energy than other siding products. And if you choose insulated vinyl siding, you will reduce your home's heating and cooling, which means less energy used and less money spent on your monthly bills!
durable and economical
In Edmonton, vinyl siding has been the standard since the early 1990's. You can expect your vinyl siding to perform for at least 25 years without needing paint or any maintenance beyond normal washing.
The best part? You don't have to break the bank to get high performance. Vinyl siding is the most economical choice you can make to renovate your home's exterior!
Edmonton Vinyl Siding Colours
One of the wonderful things about vinyl siding is the wide range of colours available. While vinyl was limited to basic whites, beiges, and yellows for a long time, there are many new and exciting options to choose from. Darker colours are readily available, and despite some issues with fading early on, the dark vinyl colours now withstand Edmonton UV exposure much better than they used to.
One thing we like to make everyone interested in vinyl siding aware of, is that the colour you choose can have a significant impact on the price. The lighter traditional or classic vinyl siding colours come in at a lower price point, and are truly the least expensive siding option in Edmonton. The darker colours, also called premium or designer, can cost up to two times as much as the lighter colours.
The good news is, this cost is only reflected on the product. Edmonton vinyl installers charge the same whether they are putting up light or dark colours, so the upgraded cost is limited only to the product cost. The impact is usually hundreds of dollars on an average sized Edmonton home. Certainly something to be aware of if you are trying to stay on budget, but not a massive price increase if you have a certain dark colour in mind.
If you're curious what typical vinyl siding colour options look like, check out this photo from Gentek's Sequoia line below:
Vinyl Siding in Edmonton
There are 4 vinyl siding manufacturers that make up the majority of the vinyl sold in Edmonton. Royal Building Products, Mitten siding, Gentek Building Products, and Kaycan.
As is the case with most siding products, each manufacturer can tell you a dozen reasons why the product they make are the best. At Blue Jay Exterior Renovations, the majority of our experience is with Royal Building Products. Royal has performed well for us, and is readily stocked and available at numerous locations across the city.
That said, at Blue Jay we are experienced with Gentek, Mitten, and Kaycan products as well. If you have strong ties to any one product line, we would be glad to quote you with that product.
Vinyl Siding Install Edmonton
As vinyl siding has been installed here for decades, there are many vinyl siding installers in Edmonton. That said, not all Edmonton siding contractors are created equal! While it may be light and easy to install, installing vinyl is not fool-proof.
When selecting a vinyl siding contractor in Edmonton, be sure to ask them about their experience. Installing vinyl siding in new construction can be very different than renovation. At Blue Jay Exterior Renovations, we specialize in vinyl siding repair and vinyl siding replacement. Other contractors are more experienced working on new homes.
As well, you'll want to make sure your vinyl siding contractor is selecting the appropriate accessories for your home. Using vinyl Js around windows and doors and vinyl corners can provide a very different look than using wood composite or fiber cement trims. Both options can work great, you just want to make sure you get the one you're after!
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