How to Identify the Type of Siding on Your Home

Just like your roof, the siding on your home’s exterior helps to protect your home’s interior from rain, wind, snow, and hail. It contributes to the overall curb appeal of your home as well. If you’re curious about what type of siding your home has, then the Edmonton roofers at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. have created this guide for you. We provide many different types of exterior siding for Edmonton homes that have the ability to stand up to the Canadian climate, including:

– Vinyl

Vinyl is a very common exterior siding material offered by roofing companies in Edmonton because it is lightweight, durable, and comes in a wide variety of colours and designs. Vinyl siding can be fairly easily identified by touch. It usually feels like plastic and will flex when pushed. Vinyl siding also tends to be dyed the same solid colour throughout and will be nailed onto a track along your home’s exterior.

– Fibre cement

Fibre cement is another common option you’ll find offered by Edmonton roofers. It can often be easily confused with vinyl siding because it has a very similar look and feel. Fibre cement, however is more durable because it is made up of a mixture of cellulose fibres, sand, and cement. Its stronger composition will become obvious when it is pushed.

– Aluminum

Aluminum siding can often be confused with vinyl siding at first as well but, upon closer examination, it will have some very obvious characteristics. If a visual examination reveals any dents, then you have aluminum siding. Vinyl is more likely to crack or break rather than dent. You can also lightly tap aluminum siding to reveal a tell-tale metallic sound.

– Wood

Wood siding comes in individual planks or tiles and is usually fairly obvious right at first glance. For one thing, it looks just like wood! If the wood is stained, then it will show its textures, knots, and imperfections even more clearly. Older wood siding will likely show signs of splitting and splintering.

– Synthetic wood

Today, Edmonton roofing contractors also often offer synthetic wood siding, which is also known as hardboard. Synthetic wood siding can look similar to natural wood siding, but there are some easy-to-spot differences. Because it is made of wood fibres and held together by resin, synthetic wood siding won’t have the same textured feel or natural grain look as wood siding.

Finding the Right Siding for Your Home

If you require roof repair in Edmonton, then it may be time to repair or replace your siding as well. You can trust the experts at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. to provide you with high-quality exterior siding that will make your home stronger and more visually appealing at the same time. We have many different low-maintenance siding options to match your needs and your budget.

To find out more about how the Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. can meet all of your roofing and siding needs, contact us today.

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