Replace with pre-stained wood siding kits or "Canexel" hardboard, or other brands

Pre-stained wood siding kits
Lifespan
  • 60 years or more, when properly cared for
Advantages
  • Highly resistant to rot
  • Well adapted to cold climates
  • Resistant to shocks
  • Durable, when properly installed and cared for
  • Easy to repair
  • Time-honoured material
  • Easy maintenance with new products
  • Wide range of colours
  • Closely resembles the traditional boards
Disadvantage
  • Large investment, on the short term
"Canexel" hardboard, or other brands
Lifespan
  • 15 years for the finish
  • 25 years for the material, can vary depending on manufacturer
Advantages
  • Can be installed horizontally or vertically
  • Resembles the traditional boards
  • Low cost, on the short term
Disadvantages
  • Joints can come loose
  • Joints difficult to clean
  • Limited colour choices
  • Shiny finish has the appearance of plastic

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