As we are quickly approaching winter here in Calgary, siding repair is coming to a close. However, if you choose the day right, September is the perfect month to get the last of your outdoor chores squared away. One chore that you may have neglected through our wonderful summer (no shame) is cleaning your aluminum siding.

Aluminum siding is a popular choice for homeowners and builders alike, but it can get dirty over time, like all siding. Luckily, cleaning this area of your home is relatively easy when you follow the right steps. Continue on to learn a simple, 3-step method to cleaning your aluminum siding. 

3 Steps to Clean Siding

Step 1: The Rinse

The first step is rinsing. You can use your garden hose with a spray head attachment, or simply put your thumb over the end to create extra pressure. For proper rinsing, start at the top of your siding and work your way down. This way will help you ensure all the debris and detritus has the opportunity to reach the ground.

Step 2: The Scrub

The second step is scrubbing your siding. First, prepare a cleaning solution with your favourite all-purpose cleaner and hot water. A ratio of 5:1 for water should be acceptable, but any further dilution will only moderately increase the required elbow grease. Again, you want to move from top to bottom during the scrubbing phase. The first step of rinsing should make the caked-on dirt and grime easily removable at this point.

pressure washing the house side

Step 3: The Wash

Finally, all that is left to do is wash off the loosened dirt. As you wash the areas, make sure to look out for stubborn dirt spots or mildew areas. Occasionally, these deposits can build up if they are not regularly cleaned. Luckily, it is easy to remove even the most stuck-on messes.

If you have an issue with these remaining areas of unsightliness, first try using a pressure washer. They are easy to find for rent and can lend a big hand for exterior cleaning activities. Otherwise, if you know that a good scrubbing is required, try using a bleach and water solution.

For All Things Siding: Repair, Replacement, Installation

In closing, you may find even greater problems as you clean your siding. Cracked or chipped areas, at least for vinyl siding, are quite common. For aluminum materials, you may find upturned corners or stubborn messes. Therefore, the best place to call for all things siding repair is Urban Siding. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Urban Siding is the top siding contractor in Calgary. As your trusted siding company in Calgary, we stand out from others through our professionalism, quality of work and valuable siding materials. We provide siding installation, siding replacement and siding repairs in Calgary, specializing in vinyl siding. You can count on Urban Siding to be the Calgary siding contractor that offers quality services at the best price. Contact us at (403) 922-7788 for a free, detailed quote.

As temperatures continue to drop and we bust out those sweaters and scarves for Fall, there is no better time to prepare your home for the cold winter months. Let Calgary Siding Repair help you and your family stay safe and warm this winter!

WHY FALL?

During the humid summer months, siding can often become warped and damaged, allowing for energy leaks. Residing your home this Fall will ensure that your home remains well insulated throughout the holiday season and into the new year, keeping your heating bill low and your family warm.

Not only is the Fall a great time to start preparing for winter, but it is also the perfect weather for installing new siding–no sweltering heat or subzero frost! Our siding contractors can work efficiently and effectively, ensuring that your home repairs are complete before the inclement weather hits. Installing new siding in the temperate weather will also give your new siding some time to dry before the snow and rain of the winter months, avoiding potential mold and mildew in your home.

WHO CAN GET THE JOB DONE?

Here at Calgary Siding Repair, we will send our Siding Specialist to your home to conduct a color/profile match with your existing siding and find the best materials on the market to suit your existing siding needs. Our experts can reside your entire home, or simply reside one or two walls, as needed. We remain committed to serving our customers through our customized repairs, finding the best materials on the market and communicating our progress along the way.

Let us help to keep you and your family warm this winter. Contact us and request an estimate today!

If you’re a property manager, you know how important property appearance and maintenance are. You should also know that these things are only achievable when a home has proper siding. Just look at the house above – the siding brings everything together.

Convinced? Here are 10 more fantastic reasons why you should contact us here today at Calgary Siding Repair.

 1. We do the highest quality work in the area!

 2. We can help you maintain your property from the ground up to the roof.

3. We have over ten years of experience here in Calgary.

4. We’re reliable. We get there when we say we will and do the work we say we’ll do.

5. The work we do will make your property look good for many years to come.

6. Your property is your most important asset, and we can help you protect it.

7. Our teams are expertly trained, with full safety knowledge.

 8. We specialize in siding repair.

9. We offer a complete warranty on our work.

10. When we’re finished, your property will look better than new!

WHAT DOES SIDING ADD TO A HOME?

What are the advantages of siding? According to Michael Joseph, at Home Design Coffee, they are many and varied. Siding is durable, easily maintained, and can accentuate the natural features of your property. We list some of the other pros and cons right on our blog. The pros are many and the cons few. Siding offers a beautiful, long-lasting finish to your home or property. Build Direct also weighs in on the cheaper installation cost and lower heating and cooling costs, as well.

Repairs are rarely necessary, but when needed, we here at Calgary Siding Repair know just how to make it right!

Put us on speed dial today! Or go to our site and look for the Friendly Iguana with the tool belt!

I’m here to tell you that every home needs a shield as tough as the skin of an iguana. With water-shedding capabilities second to none, you are confident of a safe haven in literally any storm with iguana-like siding. At Calgary Siding Repair, we know how important siding maintenance services are to the safe and nurturing environment you and your loved ones enjoy!

THE EFFECTS OF WATER DAMAGE

Water damage is one of the worst things that happen in your home. Initial water damage is only the beginning. Left untreated, this type of damage can weaken and collapse your family’s most important material possession. Untreated water accumulation is a thriving environment for deadly molds, disease-spreading vermin, and microorganisms that can turn lethal for your family and pets.

WATER DAMAGE AND CALGARY SIDING REPAIR

Torn, damaged, unsealed and worn siding presents an easy entry into your home not only for small pests like snakes or rodents but also creates an area where unseen water can enter to form puddles. Without proper ventilation and sunshine, these pools of water become fertile breeding ground for molds and diseases that harm your loved ones. It’s essential to call the company that’s known as “Your Water Shedding Experts” for siding repairs or complete siding installations. That’s why I’m here to tell you that your home needs the same high-quality, impenetrable shield that covers me from head to claw.

Don’t take chances with something as important as your home! Siding installed by experienced craftsmen with over 10 years experience of doing it right the first time ensures a home as waterproof as me! If you want to see what others think, check Calgary Siding Repair on Facebook and Instagram

Contact us today to Request an Estimate–and tell them the iguana sent you!

With summer just around the corner, you’re likely starting to plan out all the home renovation projects you want to complete. While we admire the DIY spirit, some tasks are best left to professionals in order to get the best result. So, if you’re thinking about repainting the exterior of your home, consider hiring a professional paint team. Here are a few reasons you’ll want to call the experts at Urban Siding.

 

Safety

Painting the exterior of your home can be dangerous, especially if you’re not comfortable working in heights or lack the right tools. Painting also requires the use of harsh chemicals that can pose a health risk when not handled correctly. Our experts follow all the right safety precautions when they’re painting your home.

Saves You Time

What may seem like a simple weekend project can easily turn into a week-long ordeal. Why waste a weekend worrying about getting the right number of paint coats on your siding when we can do it for you? We have the experience to get the job done quickly so your home will be back to looking great as soon as possible.

Unexpected Repairs

While painting your home, you’ll need to strip the existing paint away. This process often reveals damage in the siding. Urban Siding will be able to fix these problems before they become major issues and damage your new coat of paint.

Saves You Money

Many people are surprised by the amount of money they spend when painting their home themselves. While they take into consideration the cost of the paint, they often neglect the cost of the necessary tools and the price of fixing any mistakes along the way. We already have the tools necessary for the job, so you won’t have to worry about acquiring five different paint rollers in addition to the small edging brushes you’ll need to paint around your windows.

 

Urban Siding is here for all your siding needs. From repairs and painting to full siding replacement, we’re your Top Rated Local® siding company in Calgary. Contact us today for your estimate!

Crazy winters and wet summers can wreak havoc on your home’s siding, causing damage and warping that weakens the integrity of the material. In a previous blog, we discussed five signs of siding damage to watch for. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to replace the siding. At Urban Siding, we work with a wide array of siding materials and want to help you make the right choice for your home. Here’s a brief overview of the types of siding we work with:

 

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is a great material for those looking for minimal maintenance and incredible durability. This material comes in a variety of different colors, is dent resistant, and does not require routine painting to maintain its appearance.

Wood Siding and Cedar Shakes

A favorite among Craftsman style homes, this siding provides a natural, classic look that is incredibly durable and offers fantastic insulating properties. Wood is easily stained or painted to achieve the look you’re going for.

Aluminum Siding

Like vinyl siding, aluminum siding resists corrosion due to water damage or moisture. Additionally, it is resistant to pests and will not fall prey to termite damage. Aluminum also offers excellent insulation against heat loss in the winter, making it a fantastic choice for your Airdrie home.

Composite Siding

Composite siding is made a combination of materials to create a durable and versatile siding option. Depending on your home, Urban Siding can help you determine which type of composite siding will work best for your structure. As with the other options, composite siding comes in a variety of colors and finishes.

 

If you have questions about your home’s siding, or believe it’s time to replace your old siding, send us a message today. Urban Siding offers free on-site estimates for your Airdrie home.

 

Your home’s siding is your main protection against the elements. Any weak points in the material allow moisture to become trapped inside the sheetrock and frame, causing damage to your home’s structure and interior. When damage gets too bad, you’ll notice problems inside your home, but how do you recognize the early signs of damage to your siding? Here are six of the most common signs to watch out for.

  • Aging: The signs of aging siding will vary depending on the type of material used. Wood may warp due to heat and moisture while vinyl may show signs of warping due to sun damage. Constant exposure to changing weather and conditions will eventually cause damage to your siding.
  • Mold and Rot: Damaged siding is no longer effective at keeping moisture out of the interior of your home. When this happens, you may notice mold on your walls or a pervasive, musty smell throughout your home. If this happens, call your contractor. The mold and rot can affect the integrity of your home’s framing.
  • Water Stains: Water stains on your siding will appear as discolored spots or streaking along the panels. These stains are caused by water entering the siding and becoming trapped between the siding and the drywall.
  • Rusted or Missing Nails: When your siding was installed, your contractor used nails to fix the panels in place. When nails go missing, the siding becomes vulnerable to wind and can easily fall off the structure. If nails are rusted, it signifies that moisture has seeped into the siding. Over time, these nails can leave rust stains on the siding.
  • Pests: While vinyl and aluminum siding are not affected by termites, wood siding can easily be destroyed by the insects. If you see signs of termite damage or hear sounds of rodents in your walls, there may be a weak point in the siding where they’re entering. Look for holes or loose siding panels and call your contractor.

If you see any of these signs in your siding, contact the experts at Urban Siding. We’re the top rated local siding company in Airdrie.

When it is time to replace the siding on your home, there are many choices available to choose from. Siding options include wood, stone veneer, fiber cement, engineered wood siding and vinyl siding. Each of these choices has its own range of price options, as well as pros and cons. For example, while stone veneer siding is attractive and durable, it is also very expensive. Fiber cement siding costs less but usually requires periodic repainting. Wood and engineered wood siding needs regular maintenance as well as repainting.
Vinyl siding was introduced in the 1960’s, and in the beginning was not very well received. Since that time, improvements in quality, materials and production methods have helped to make it one of the premier choices for home and business siding. Vinyl’s resistance to extreme weather conditions makes it an especially popular in harsh climates. Below are some benefits of vinyl to consider when choosing which siding installation is right for your home:

Variety of Attractive Styles
Vinyl siding is available in many colours and textures, and is designed to fit various styles architecture. It is patterned to resemble wood siding and includes options such as soffits, fascia and corner boards. Vinyl siding is a very attractive low cost option that retains its appearance for many years, giving your home real curb appeal.

Inexpensive
While vinyl siding now offers high-end options, it is still less expensive than wood or stone siding. Vinyl has its own range of options, such as house wrapping and backing materials that will affect the longevity and efficiency of the siding.

Highly Durable and Low Maintenance
Vinyl siding does not rot, peel or warp. The colouring is part of the vinyl, so it does not require repainting or other tasks to keep it in shape and looking good. Maintenance usually consists of spraying dirt off with a garden hose once a year if needed. Much of the better vinyl siding available today includes water resistant insulation material behind the siding. This provides additional impact resistance, protection for external walls, and reduces noise from outside.
When considering your siding choices, take a look at your neighbour’s homes. Ask them about their siding, how well they are satisfied with it, and any maintenance problems they may be experiencing.
Urban Siding & Exteriors is a leader in reliable exterior services and high quality construction in Calgary. Contact us online or call (403) 278-7705 for a free estimate.