Whether you are a home owner, a business owner, or a contractor, nobody likes when a project isn’t completed on time, and delays become a barrier to enjoying the final result. In some cases, delays are a result of something beyond anyone’s control. But did you know that when you choose prefinished wood siding, you’ll actually be making a choice to not only improve the look of your home, but to also help the project move along at a rapid pace? Prefinished wood siding offers benefits for just about everyone involved in a renovation project. At Siparila, we think you’ll be impressed by some of the unique benefits that come with choosing our products for your home. Continue reading “Speed-Up Your Reno Project With Prefinished Wood Siding”
Choosing products for your home is more than just making a design decision. As consumers grow more aware of the importance of respecting the environment, they are looking for sustainable choices that are both functional and high-quality. When it comes to choosing prefinished wood siding, know that you can make a better, more eco-conscious choice when renovating or building your home. From house siding to board and batten siding, there’s no need to sacrifice style and quality when selecting products that respect the environment. Continue reading “Why Environmentally Sustainable Wood Siding Matters”
Replacing your house siding is an important investment decision for any home. New siding can transform your home’s exterior, as well as improve comfort and energy efficiency. After you’ve selected your new siding, it’s time to prepare for your siding installation. Making sure that your new house siding is properly installed will help you get the most out of your investment. Continue reading “Replacing Your Siding With Siparila Topcoat? Here’s What You Need To Know”
Prefinished wood siding is not just about providing an excellent option for house siding. It’s also about providing a quality product that contractors can install easily. Contractors have to be well versed in all aspects of home repair and renovation, and that’s not an easy job. With several projects on the go, contractors are always looking to work with materials that help them balance their busy schedules and meet their many tight deadlines. While siding installation can be an onerous job, carefully designed Siparila Topcoat® wood siding is both easy to use and easy to install.
When you’re helping your clients choose house siding, you can suggest material options like prefinished wood siding and talk about colour options, but the discussion should also include information about siding installation. For example, informing clients that Siparila Topcoat® wood siding has hidden nail heads which prevents water damage and creates a more beautiful façade can help them choose the right siding for their home. Siparila Topcoat® has secret fastenings, which means you won’t need to touch-up nail holes, nails won’t pop-out over time, and there will be no decay around nail from deep water penetration. What’s more, every Siparila Topcoat® siding piece is end-matched to allow for flexible joint placement, and not being bound to stud placement during installation ultimately decreases material loss 5-10%.
Installing Siparila Prefinished Wood Siding Can Save Contractors Time And Money
As mentioned, contractors are always looking for ways to make their projects more efficient. When you choose to install prefinished wood siding like Siparila wood siding, not only will the actual installation process be easier, but you will also receive direct benefits that will save you time and money.
- The end-matched panels and tongue and groove paneling allows pieces to simply click into place for fast installation.
- No painting is required at the work site.
- The material is suited for installation in any weather, which means less project delays.
- The siding is easy to handle and transport.
- It can be installed without cutting.
- The end matched panels decrease material loss up to 10%.
- Invisible fastening can be done with nails or staples.
Siparila Topcoat® fixed length siding helps installers calculate the amount of the siding required for a project more precisely. There is no need to estimate yield from random lengths. The siding arrives packed in bundles containing the exact number of pieces and lengths, ensuring the accuracy of material on hand. This new packing method also reduces material loss, resulting in a competitive advantage for the installer.
When the siding planks are delivered painted and ready-to-install, you’ll also spend less time preparing the materials which directly saves you time and money. In addition, since siding installation with Siparila wood siding means less measuring and cutting, you’ll also produce less waste. Want to know more? Watch a video about installing TOPCOAT® Siding by Siparila.
Why Choose Siparila Wood Siding?
In addition to helping contractors save time and money, we are also proud of our warranty commitment. Siparila Topcoat® wood siding comes with a 70-year siding warranty against decay and a 15-year paint warranty against peeling, blistering, and cracking. We’re also dedicated to sustainable and responsible forestry practices, an important topic that matters to both contractors and home owners.
Our goal is to help you produce a flawless exterior look that adds character and warmth, while also making it easy for you to complete exceptional projects with efficiency. To learn more about our prefinished wood siding, find a local distributor or contact us to speak with our customer service team.
Exterior siding used to only offer a handful of neutral colour options, but today’s house siding products provide multiple colour choices, making it a great way to add curb appeal to your home’s exterior. The right exterior siding for your home help your house stand out and look great, no matter what elements it may have to endure. While many people emphasize landscaping to add curb appeal, your home’s exterior siding is what people will notice first.
Exterior siding has become one of the most popular choices for homes across Canada. With new wood siding options that can stand up to water and humidity, it’s no wonder that exterior siding is one of the best ways to improve the outer façade of your home.
How To Choose Exterior Siding Colours
Changing the colour of your house siding can not only change the way you feel about your home, but can also positively impact its value. All types of siding, including wood siding, now offer many more popular colour options, including light and dark shades of greens, greys, blues, and yellows to beautify your home. A popular siding choice from Siparila is our Evolute 8 siding, which comes in a variety of sold and translucent colours. We’ve also developed new, natural colours that highlight the Evolute 8’s beautiful wooden structure.
To choose the right siding colour for your home, use these five questions to help guide your choice.
1. What’s your neighborhood like?
Drive around and take note of the colour schemes of homes you like, paying particular attention to your own area and homes styled similar to yours. While you can certainly choose a siding colour scheme that you love, you also want to make a selection that will look good in your home’s location.
2. What’s the style of your home?
Your home’s style will often provide visual cues that can help you decide on the right colour, but don’t feel forced to abide by tradition when it comes to your selection. Some home styles, such as cottages or homes in more rural areas, may offer more freedom when it comes to choosing siding colours as you’ll be less constrained by a neighbourhood style.
3. What size is your home?
A dark colour can look rich and distinctive when you’re looking at siding samples, but when placed on a midsize or larger house, it can feel gloomy or overpowering. At the same time, colours that are too light may prevent a smaller home from standing out. Overall, lighter colours can neutralize features that you don’t want to draw attention to, while darker colours can bring focus to areas worth highlighting.
4. What colour is your roof?
Exterior house siding can have a long lifespan, which means you should consider the colour of your roofing when making a final siding colour decision. A lighter siding color scheme can complement a darker roof shade. If your rood is mid-toned and has a neutral hue, almost any colour for your exterior siding will work.
5. What about complementary colours?
Once you’ve chosen your main colour, you’ll also need to select accent colours for your window trims, doors, and railings. If you’re unsure about what to select, start with one complementary colour that can serve as a focal point, and one hue that’s a shade or two lighter or darker than your main siding colour.
Change The Look Of Your Home With Siparila Wood Siding
Wood has timeless quality that does not go out of style. When you choose to add Siparila wood siding to your home, you will be adding high-quality, long-lasting materials that protect your space and reflect your character. When you choose a well-made siding product, your new exterior siding will function as a structural design element while preserving the condition of your home. Siparila products come in many different colours, all of which can add style and curb appeal to your home. To learn more about our wood siding, contact us.
Now that your wood siding is installed, you’re ready to ensure that your exterior siding remains in good condition for many years to come. The best approach to keeping your wood siding looking its best is to practice regular upkeep and maintenance.
As with all wood products, the biggest threat to wood siding is moisture, which can lead to rotting, insect infestation, mildew, mould, and peeling paint. Another factor to keep in mind is the sun, and how it will affect your exterior siding. Because the south and west sides of any home receive more sun, they will experience more wear and tear than the north and east sides. To minimize water and sun damage, choose ready-painted wood siding with hidden nails, b Siparila Topcoat, to provide protection against moisture and UV rays.
4 Ways To Keep Your Wood Siding Looking Its Best
It is recommended to inspect your exterior siding at least once a year. In addition to regular monitoring, use these tips to care for and protect your wood siding so it retains its beauty and finish.
1. Prevent potential damage.
Look for any exposed gaps where the plank has pulled away from adjacent surface. This is the primary way for moisture to infiltrate your wood siding and cause damage. Reapply exterior caulking that matches your siding colour to close the gaps. This should be done on a dry day when there is minimal moisture in the air.
Another way to prevent potential damage, is to ensure that bushes, tree branches, or shrubs don’t touch the exterior siding as they can be conducive to moisture finding its way into cracks and tiny openings.
2. Remove stains.
When it comes to discolouration of wood siding, dirt is the most common culprit. During your annual inspection, use warm, soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to scrub away any stained areas. Mildew or rust stains may require a stronger cleaning solution. In that case consult a wood siding expert to ask for their recommendations on how to remove stains.
3. Restore the colour.
Siding colours may lose their lustre with age, but they can be restored by applying a wood cleaner or brightener. While these products are usually used on wood decks, they work well on natural wood siding too.
4. Replace damaged wood siding panels.
In order to keep the outside of your home looking its best, you may want to replace any wood siding panels that show signs of damage. Occasionally, siding may crack from being accidentally hit or scraped. Wood is easy and quick to repair all year round. However, repairs to wood siding requires specific knowledge on how to remove the damaged siding while leaving surrounding siding intact. Unless you have the skills, hire a professional carpenter or siding contractor. However, when you choose Siparila Topcoat siding, you can rest easy knowing that it comes with a 70-year warranty against decay.
Ready-Painted Wood Siding Made To Last
Ensuring that your wood siding is durable and long lasting starts with choosing the right type of wood siding. Siparila Topcoat® wood siding and Siparila Topcoat® Evolute 8 ready-painted wood siding are high quality siding options that are not only durable, but beautiful too. Siparila’s passion for wood drives our desire to produce exceptional products, focus on sustainability, as well as showcase how to improve interior and exterior spaces using wood’s timeless aesthetics. Contact us for your new build, your renovation project, or your commercial needs. We look forward to being your genuine wood siding partner.
An easy way to spruce up the interior of your home is to use wood siding products indoors. Wood paneling has come a long way since the ubiquitous brown faux-wood of the 1970s! Let’s look at a few ways wood siding can be used to enhance your décor.
1) There are endless opportunities to pull design inspiration from nature into your home and there’s no better place to start than with your wall coverings. A white wood wall cladding can enhance the quality of natural light in your home and depending on the orientation of the wood grain when installing the cladding, can either add the illusion of height or depth to a room.
2) Natural textures and refined natural materials are taking the place of sleek metals and metallic finishes. People are starting to look for warmer materials for interior finishes to help bring cozy, quaint qualities to their homes. An interior accent wall clad in wood with a natural stain or neutral paint colour can create the feel of a cottage home.
According the newest studies you can lower your blood pressure and stress level by using wood as a part of interior decoration.
3) With emphasis on sustainable materials climbing higher and higher on most people’s list of “must haves,” it might seem counter-intuitive to consider wood as a possible interior design aspect. However, with Siparila’s PEFC Certified wood siding products, and 100 million square feet of new forest growth in Finland each year (where Siparila sources their base materials) you can rest assured that these products are sourced using sustainable forestry practices.
4) Anyone who has struggled with interior design decisions and materials might be familiar with the headaches of prepping walls for paint or wallpaper. Siparila’s wood siding products come fully prepared and ready for installation – no painting or staining required. Siparila’s interior siding profiles are also designed to hide visible fasteners and are end-matched. The result is a flawless, nail-free finish.
If you’re ready to enliven your living space with natural wood textures and finishes, contact Siparila to learn more.
If you’re installing wood siding on the exterior of your home, it needs to stand up well to the elements. Your exterior siding is going to be exposed to the weather day in and day out, so it must be properly taken care of to ensure it does not rot shortly after installation. Siparila Topcoat® wood siding lasts for decades with proper maintenance. So to get the most out of your renovation, use these 5 tips to make your wood siding last.
1. Choose the Right Type of Wood
Rot is the most common problem for wood siding, with pine having especially low resistance to decay. When moisture rises above 20 per cent, fungi will form and eat away at the wood. No wood is entirely immune to rot, however Nordic whitewood, redwood, western cedar, and cypress are all naturally resistant to it.
2. Waterproof your Wood Siding
Dry wood doesn’t rot, so it’s important to have your siding is properly waterproofed. Our Siparila Topcoat paint protects the siding against moisture and fungi. Two layers of Topcoat paint on all four sides ensures the siding doesn’t require painting for 15 years.
3. Prevent Damage from the Sun
Wood siding is extremely vulnerable to damage by the sun. By using the Siparila Topcoat paint, the siding retains its durability for decades because the paint reflects the sun’s harmful UV rays.
4. Avoid Water Traps
If siding installation is not done properly, it can result in non-slanted or improperly sealed surfaces that can hold small deposits of water after rainfall. These are called water traps and are often how rot starts. Avoid water traps by choosing siding that has a smooth profile. Tongue and groove paneling is the ideal choice because it allows each siding plank to be easily attached to the one above it, creating a surface that forces water downward with minimal risk of water traps forming.
5. Keep Siding Away From the Ground
If possible, avoid installing your wood siding all the way to the ground. Siding that touches soil is prone to damage, so keep your panels at least 8 inches above the ground. You should also remove any vegetation that is touching the wall because its moisture can damage the wood.