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Wood Siding Wins the Beauty Prize

Welcoming, comfortable, endearing – these are words people use to describe houses finished with all-natural wood siding. Few building materials are as versatile, charming and beautiful as wooden clapboard and shingles. Prized for its warmth and workability, wood siding is the perfect choice for refinishing your home.

Wood Siding Completes a Home

Wood siding comes in many different species, quality grades, lengths, and shapes. What you select really depends on how you plan to finish the siding. Applying a clear sealer or semi-transparent stain highlights the wood grain, but choosing that option means you’ll need to select more expensive grades which are free of knots and other blemishes. Alternatively, you may choose a less-expensive grade of wood to seal with paint or more opaque stains.

All-natural wood siding adds prestige and increases value because it makes houses look warm and cozy. Eastview offers a wide range of wooden siding options to compliment your home’s design, your neighbourhood, and your own style. Whether you choose a classic horizontal clapboard or vertical board & batten, or a sleek contemporary channel, Eastview grants artistic license to get creative.

Traditional Wood Siding

Architectural coatings are surface coverings such as paints and stains applied to buildings and exterior structures. Coatings are multi-functional in that they are decorative but also protective. They reduce the effort needed to clean the sides of buildings and structures and provide protection against moisture and rot which extends the life of wood.

Wood Siding Styles

Architectural coatings available for wood generally include paints, stains, varnishes, and water repellents. There are several ways to classify coatings. One common method is to differentiate based on appearance.

Coatings are often categorized as,

  1. Opaque

  2. Semi-transparent

  3. Transparent

Wood Siding Adds Enduring Value

Wood siding - Maibec
Wood siding in Oakville

Natural wood siding works well with paint and stains which allows homeowners even more design options. Vinyl and aluminum siding, by comparison may appear pretty, but these materials do not hold paint and stain as easily as organic materials and that means homeowners must either pay higher costs or accept the synthetic materials’ more limited paint / stain options.

Horizontal patterns which lay flat against the wall such as tongue-and-groove, shiplap, and channel rustic are milled with edges which interlock to seal the wall against rain.

Vertical siding such as board-and-batten is generally nailed to wooden strips which are attached across wall studs. As its name suggests, board-and-batten siding is made by nailing boards vertically along a wall and then covering the spaces between the boards with narrow strips of wood called batts.

Board-and-batten siding doesn’t seal out blustery weather quite as effectively as other overlapping or interlocking horizontal siding, and so it’s best reserved for more temperate climates. Because it runs vertically, it can’t be nailed directly to wall studs; instead, it’s applied over solid sheathing or fastened to horizontal straps and supports.

Natural wood siding creates the timeless, finished look yearned for by many modern consumers. Although typically associated with higher upfront costs, the increase of curb appeal and monetary value from designing a home with this material has more and more builders revisiting this classic aesthetic.

Cape Cod Siding lets you enjoy the benefits of natural wood with a low maintenance finish. It adds prestige and value to your home.

Adds Value to Houses

Natural wood siding has a timeless, finished appearance which is coveted by many modern consumers. Although typically associated with slightly higher upfront costs, the increased curb appeal and property valuation is dramatic. Houses with wood siding appears more comfortable and get more attention in competitive real estate markets.

Ventilation Solutions

Eastview offers and installs a wide selection of ventilation and drainage strips which meet all installation requirements while also allowing for optimal ventilation and drainage.

Sustainable

Due to the recent success of tiny and sustainable living movements, new focus has been put on using renewable and eco-friendly materials such as natural wood to complete a home’s exterior. Wood itself, of course, is biodegradable, and depending on the brand and origin of the lumber used can be produced using less energy than vinyl and aluminum alternatives.

Easily and Effectively Treated

Wood loves paint and stain and that gives designers more options and homeowners more creative license. They can modify the colour knowing they can easily apply the paint themselves. Vinyl, plastic, and aluminum may look pretty, but they do not easily hold paint which means homeowners must either pay higher costs for customization or accept the material’s limited options.

Textured Finish

100% authentic, wood grain gives clapboard a textured finish which makes a classic warm aesthetic which never goes out of style. Available in a wide range of colours and natural tones it has a timeless quality.

Long Lifespan

With dedicated maintenance, wood can last generations. Most suppliers offer a healthy warranty and Cape Cod Siding offers a fifteen-year limited coating warranty.  With Eastview’s approved installation practices, and Cape Cod Siding’s fifteen-year warranty you’ll be set for years into the future.

With our attention to detail and dedication to providing work of the highest quality, you can count on us to deliver what we promise. Our work is performed by award-winning designers and architects. Our trades people are certified, and we provide local licensing, company insurance, WSIB coverage and all other documentation you need to feel completely confident in our abilities and professionalism.

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Eastview did a great job finishing our home’s exterior with Cape Cod wood siding. We are so pleased with the quality of the work and how quickly everything happened. The whole job was completed in two weeks, which was less time than we’d expected. With a young family and both of us working, we knew any type of reno was going to be challenging. But with Eastview, it was a breeze. 

M. Scott
Mississauga

From the very beginning of our renovation experience with Eastview Homes, the communication was great! It was very reassuring to know that Keith was there to answer any of our questions. Keith worked hard with us to find the best cost effective solutions, and made sure we were promptly updated with any changes.

Erica
Oakville

I have worked with Keith over the past several years on numerous homes and additions, but never on my own home. As an architect, attention to detail is paramount. We contracted Eastview Homes to build a rear addition and kitchen to replicate the existing Arts and Crafts era character of the original house. The work was executed remarkably well in a timely fashion.

Frank B
Burlington

Rerouting laundry into the basement to expand the mudroom in the garage entry. Keith’s team is stellar, everyone was very friendly and professional. They made me feel very comfortable throughout the process. The quality of the job was top notch and we are very satisfied with the job.

 
Cindy
Mississauga

We wanted to open up our main floor to create an open concept feel in the kitchen/living room. Keith suggested we put a flush mount beam in the ceiling to open the space up and also to have a seamless transition between the two rooms. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product and we are excited to be moving back into our new home!

 
Randy
Oakville

The communication of schedules and on going work made it easy for our family to continue to live in our home during construction without any disruptions. From quotation to design to final product, Eastview Homes  should be your only choice. We plan on working with them again in the near future on another project.

 
Graham
Mississauga

Our plan was to redo the kitchen and both of the bathrooms in the house. Keith suggested we remove the load bearing wall between the living room and the kitchen to give the war time house an open concept feel. Glad we did, Keith and his crew showed up when they said they would  and were very thorough with their work at every stage of the process. 

 
Rebecca
Oakville

We hired Keith and Eastview Homes to renovate our entire main floor. When Keith came over he had such amazing ideas. We were so impressed  by the entire team’s professionalism. They cleaned up each night which was a wonderful surprise. We couldn’t be more happy with the results and it’s as if we are living in a brand new house!

 
Anna
Oakville

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