We are called United Roofing & EXTERIORS, so let's talk about exterior work outside of roofing. We don't only focus on roofing because we know a great-looking and optimally functioning roofing system requires consideration of the entire exterior. United Roofing & Exteriors takes care of all exterior needs from siding to soffit & fascia to eavestroughs gutters. Renovating, remodelling, or just maintaining your exterior offers a lot of options.
Considering our harsh and often windy and cold climate, we always start by working with our clients to choose durable, efficient siding, and satisfies their budget. With so many choices for home siding, it can be challenging to know which siding is best for your home and your lifestyle. While most homeowners choose from vinyl, metal siding, composite siding, and fibre-cement board, there's no one-size-fits-all way to assess which siding option is the best. When choosing exterior siding for your home, you should assess your lifestyle and the overall qualities of each siding type before making a final decision. These are considerations we will walk you through so that your decision is well-informed.
Vinyl siding is a great option when building a new house or renovating a home. It's a great option because it's less expensive than metal or cement, there are so many colours and textures to choose from, and it has a low risk of peeling, flaking or cracking. It's a durable product, and it's also an eco-friendly choice. But not all vinyl siding is the same. Researching different brands and reading reviews can be time-consuming and confusing. After researching and interviewing several brand representatives, we'll answer all your questions about vinyl siding and the brands and materials available.
Fibre-Cement (Hardie Board) Siding
Fibre-cement is more expensive initially but many consider composite more durable than vinyl siding. The fibre cement brand Hardie Board has been known to last 50 years and beyond – even throughout the coldest, harshest Canadian winters. Made from fibre cement, Hardie Board is less susceptible to warping or peeling with extreme temperatures. It can, however, crack upon a significant impact. DueFibre-cement board siding, unlike vinyl siding, can require new paint after a while, as the colour may fade with time, but this isn't common.
Metal siding is a metallic covering for walls and sometimes roofs. It's made from aluminum, steel, or tin and replaces traditional siding with cedar, wood, and bricks. There are many different types of metal siding, and they vary in weight, colour, and pattern. Metal siding is a durable option that doesn't need to be painted and is resistant to bugs and other pests. It's also recyclable, and a greener choice since metal siding doesn't need replacing as often as traditional siding. Metal siding is an excellent alternative to wood or fibre cement siding, and it is a cost-effective and less labour-intensive option than brick veneer.
Remember the Soffit, Fascia, Cladding & Eavestroughs
A piece of the exterior of your home is the soffit, fascia, and eavestroughs. These are each designed to offer support to the outer walls of your home. Your eavestroughs are especially important because they prevent moisture penetration by moving rainwater away from your home; otherwise, water would get stuck, causing damage to your foundation. One of the most popular types of eavestrough is aluminum, but its durability has its flaws. Aluminum eavestrough can fade with age, so some homeowners prefer the flexibility of PVC. The exterior of your home, and all of its components is an integral part of its structure. It needs to look good, but its responsiveness is more than just cosmetically pleasing. Much of your home's protection from the elements is affected by the metal, wood, and plastic that form the cladding of your home. Your soffit, fascia, and eaves troughs all have a lot of control over the quality of your home's exterior. Like so many other home improvement projects, you have many options to choose from when picking cladding.
Your roof is just one of the many essential parts of your home but has several components that aid your roof. Your soffit is what keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. To preserve your roof, you need to keep it dry. Water penetration and moisture are the most common causes of roof failure, so installing soffit to your home is vital. nd fascia go haSoffit is an extension of the siding that covers the overhang of your roof since its primary purpose is to protect your roof from water, pests, and the cold. It is usually made out of metal or wood and comes in several different types. Soffit and fascia go hand in hand for improving the functionality and aesthetic of your home's exterior.
Fascia is an integral part of your home. It can support and protect your home and ensure that you don't have to worry about water damage. It is more exposed than the soffit, and therefore you want to make sure that you're installing it properly. Make sure that you're hiring an experienced fascia installation and don't cut corners. If you're looking to replace your fascia, there are a couple of different materials that you can choose when selecting your cladding. You can choose from wood, metal, and vinyl. You can also choose from a wide variety of colours and designs. You can make your cladding choices based on your home's aesthetic and architectural style and make sure that no matter what, it complements your home and enhances its appearance.
Eavestroughs & Gutters
Installing eavestroughs is an effective means of collecting and carrying away rain and melted snow that otherwise could cause damage to the property. Damage is likely because even a tiny amount of water is heavy. When water accumulates on the roof of a building, it can lead to leaks and, eventually, structural damage. Luckily, eavestroughs and gutters have come a long way. You can choose from many different materials and sizes, making it easy to find the right kind of eavestrough for your home or business. To help you make an informed selection, here are some of the many eavestrough systems available to people today.
When it comes to selecting your home's exterior materials, there are many things to consider. First, you have to decide what kind of siding you want. While you also have to think about the cost of the material, you have to keep in mind how easy it is to maintain the material. We will work with you to go over all options, designs, colours, and more! Read more in our services or if you want to chat with one of our United Roofing & Exterior installation experts contact us today for a free quote.