Is your 30-year-old siding bothering you lately? Maybe it has become cracked or deteriorated, or maybe the colour just doesn’t give you the welcome home feeling you deserve. Either way, it might be time to spruce it up. Lyons offers plenty of brands and products to choose the siding that best matches your ideal aesthetic. So, if you want to improve the curb appeal of your house, and simply feel good upon pulling into your driveway every evening, make redoing your siding your September project. Here are some ideas on optional materials to get you started:
There are many reasons why homeowners so often choose vinyl siding to clad their homes: it’s durable, cost effective, easy to maintain, and there are lots of looks to choose from. One of our favourite siding manufacturers is Gentek. They offer plenty of siding options to suit your ideal décor. Lyons stocks their elegant Fair Oaks style as well as their sophisticated Sequoia style in many colour options. We can also special order Northern Forest Elite if you crave a more natural wood style in a durable material or the Longboard siding through either Gentek or Mitten Siding. Board & Batten also provides vertical style siding for a unique, historical look. And, as an added bonus, Northern Forest, Sequoia, and Board & Batten are all made in Canada. Novik and Tando also offer a variety of stone and cedar shake styles to give you an authentic style with the easy application and low maintenance of vinyl siding.
The Wonders of Wood
For some, the beauty of wood simply cannot be matched by any other product. If you feel this way, Lyons has the options to make your home look and feel exactly as you want it to. Fraser Wood Siding provides siding made from Canadian softwood found in PEFC Certified forests. This means, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management, has ensured that the timber has been obtained with care for ecological ethical practices. The sustainably harvested wood is then processed to last and offered in a variety of styles from our Classic Series to the more contemporary FraserHD, and many different stains as well. If wood is for you, come to Lyons to check out your options.
Beautiful Brick Fasçade
Another lovely, uncompromising style is stone or brick siding, and Lyons has plenty of options for the sophisticated homeowners who choose to go this route. Shouldice Designer Stone, for example, offers Fusion Stone, an easy to install option which can make masonry a DIY project! Be On Stone also offers stone siding which comes on a panel, providing the look and feel of real stone, with the ease of panels. Lyons Wellington location now stocks a variety of colours and profiles. We also stock Eldorado Stone and Cultured Stone, with many stone and brick options to give your home the elegant historical charm only stone and brick can deliver.
While you’re changing your siding, you also may want to consider improving the look and feel of your home in a few other ways as well. For example, if you have a non-venting solid soffit, you may want to think about replacing it with a vented style to allow for more air flow in the attic to improve the lifespan of your shingles. If you’ve noticed the cost of cooling your home this summer was too high, you can also reduce it for next year by adding a layer of Isolofoam.
To find the siding option that fits your budget and style, come in and chat with our experts. We also offer install services. So, if the exterior of your home could use a facelift, come take a look at our samples and options and learn how your September project can make your home gorgeous for decades to come. Ask our seasoned sales team about Lyons Timber Marts massive supplier list for any items that our competition orders - we will get it for you.