What is Vinyl Siding

Consider the Long-Term Advantages of Vinyl Siding for Your Toronto Home

Siding Installation on HomeVinyl siding is a plastic-based material used for covering or cladding the exterior walls of a home or building; it was first introduced approximately 50 years ago as an alternative to aluminum siding.  While its early manufacture was beleaguered by inconsistencies in product quality and performance, advances in production technology, product chemistry, and installation techniques have significantly improved its performance, and similarly its acceptance, as an exterior covering for homes and buildings throughout North America.

In contrast to other types of external wall cladding such as stucco, weatherboard, wood, or natural stone, there are several features of vinyl siding that might be rather appealing to homeowners; these advantages would include:

  • Available in a wide range of colours
  • Relatively maintenance-free material
  • Lower installation costs/ease of installation
  • Maintains its look and colour for many years
  • Highly weather-resistant and impact-resistant
  • Can be backed with insulation to increase R-value

As a result, the installation of vinyl siding can offer a number of long-term benefits with respect to the following:

  • Curb Appeal
  • Maintenance Time
  • Energy Efficiencies
  • Continuing Cost Savings
  • Less Environmental Impact

In order to appreciate any and all of these benefits to their fullest extent, the installation of vinyl siding should be entrusted to experienced professionals, such as the crews from Avenue Road Roofing, one of the leading roofing companies in Toronto.  The specialists at Avenue Road Roofing are highly knowledgeable and skilled in the proper installation of vinyl siding to ensure its long-lasting appeal, stability, and performance for homeowners.

Trusted Vinyl Siding Installation and Repairs by Experienced Professionals

Worker Installing SidingUnlike most other types of cladding material, vinyl siding cannot be firmly/tightly affixed to the side of a home.  Due to its properties of expansion and contraction, in correlation with exterior temperature changes, vinyl siding must hang in a more loose fashion from nails driven through horizontal openings in the upper folds or hems of each panel; this is particularly true in Toronto and surrounding areas, as seasonal temperature changes can cause a 12-foot length of vinyl siding to expand by as much as five-eighths of an inch.

The capable teams from Avenue Road Roofing are fully aware of the proper installation methods for vinyl siding.  Therefore, they will make certain that all panels are attached with the appropriate amount of:

  • Play/give at the nail heads
  • Clearance at the panel ends
  • Clearance around windows/doors
  • Degree of overlap where panels meet

Furthermore, homeowners who are experiencing any problems with their existing siding can count on the repair and replacement services offered by the professionals at Avenue Road Roofing.  Their services include a diagnosis of the issue, a recommended course of action to rectify the matter, and affordable repairs or replacement of the siding, based on the customer’s approval and direction.

In terms of the cost to install, repair, or replace any vinyl siding, estimates are provided on the basis of the following:

  • Materials – amount (square footage), quality, and thickness
  • Labour – installation; potential removal of existing materials

For more information on siding installation, repair, and replacement services offered by Avenue Road Roofing, a leading roofing company in Toronto for over 40 years, please go to our Soffit, Fascia & Siding page.

For all your siding-related services, including installations, replacement, and repairs, call the siding experts from Avenue Road Roofing today at 416-785-5129 or contact us to request a free estimate.