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Grayne Siding: The Look of Cedar Shingles Without the Work

Cedar shingles have long been a favourite in the home exterior world. But although they look stunning, their maintenance and upkeep is another story. Enter Grayne siding, a red cedar shingle that offers the look of natural cedar with none of the maintenance! Loved for its authentic look and striking aesthetics, its crisp edges and graining patterns create natural depth. It’s made with absolute colour technology, replicating the different colours found in natural cedar shingles. If you’ve been dreaming of the look of cedar shingles for your home, but are hesitant due to the regular cleaning and maintenance, Grayne siding is just the product for you!

The Issue with Real Cedar Siding

There’s no denying that real cedar siding is beautiful, but the cons aren’t worth it for everyone. It can easily become dirty due to outdoor elements and it weathers, changing colour over time, giving it a much more rugged look than you started out with. After years of exposure to mildew or algae, which can develop on your siding, your cedar siding will start to turn silver/grey in colour, which you’ll need to clean away. Most people opt to stain their natural cedar siding to create a better shield of protection, creating more maintenance, as you’d need to re-stain or re-paint it every six months.

Grayne Performance

Due to the upkeep of natural cedar siding, homeowners often look for a stronger, more carefree alternative. Grayne siding was made to last. With moisture resistant cellular PVC features, the shingles not only look gorgeous and authentic, they also offer outstanding performance against nature. Forget about Grayne rotting, splintering, or swelling. It was designed to keep its shape over time, and it’s extremely easy to clean and maintain.

A World of Colour

Although red cedar siding offers a classic, charming look, red isn’t your only option for your Grayne siding. Grayne offers 6 warm cedar colours that have both light and dark spots, mimicking cedar found in nature. No matter the project, there’s a gorgeous shade for you. Choose from options like Vintage Brown, Heritage Grey, Tuscan Gold and Treated Cedar. If none of these shades catches your fancy, you can opt for Grayne paintable shingles that allow for superior paint adhesion. Made from a rigid PVC composite, which is impenetrable to moisture, you get a custom colour, worry-free.

Accessorize

Grayne siding is striking on its own, but if you want a little something more, you can add an accessory such as trim board, corner board, or 10’ starter strip. They’re moisture-resistant PVC products that won’t rot, splinter, delaminate, or swell, so they can be installed in direct contact with the ground. Opt to keep their beautiful white paint colour, or get them custom painted to match your home and surrounding areas.

If you want the look of natural cedar siding without the maintenance, Grayne siding is the option for you! Stop in at your local Gentek dealer to get more information and start transforming your home exterior with Grayne siding!


Premium Renovator Spotlight: Windows Plus in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

From time to time, we love shining light on premium renovators we work closely with here at Gentek. Our premium renovators are at the top of their industry and are here to ensure your product choices and installation needs are seamlessly met for your home renovation. One of our favourite renovators is Windows Plus, based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. From their very inception, their mission has been to revolutionize the window renovation industry by offering courteous, timely and effective service, and they continue to wow us with their work!

About Windows Plus

Windows Plus got its start in 1988 after its now-president Mark McGarth took on an apprenticeship for a small contractor installing windows for a local window manufacturer. There he learned the basic, but crucial elements of a successful window installation business, such as focusing on helping the customer rather than forcefully trying to sell to them; showing up on time; using the highest quality products and workmanship; and cleaning up when the job is done. These tactics helped him grow Windows Plus into the reputable company it is today. The basis of their success is simple: Treat customers and their home with respect. Seeing that 80% of their business comes from repeat of referral customers, it’s safe to say they make a very good first impression.

Window Replacement Services

If you’re in Halifax and are in the market for a window replacement, call on Windows Plus. With premium quality manufacturers and only the most professional installation, you can rest assured that your windows will be replaced with expert results. They understand the proper installation of your windows means years of worry-free enjoyment, improved energy efficiency and avoidance of expensive leaks. They’re all about creating a better lifestyle for you: Enhancing your view, creating a better airflow, and bringing more of the outside in.

Siding Replacement Services

Along with window replacement, Windows Plus also offers siding replacement services to ensure your siding is installed with extreme care and craftsmanship. 80% of their siding jobs come from homeowners who got their windows replaced and want their siding done too. They know they can trust Windows Plus for a job well done and are always left with a siding job that’s free of ripples, is hung level and straight, and installed to withstand the Atlantic coast winds.

Products and Services

Along with replacement services, Windows Plus also offers a wide range of products. In the window department, they offer casement windows, single hung and double hung windows, sliders, and bay and bow windows. As for siding, they have traditional and specialty vinyl siding, as well as premium cedar siding. They also offer a selection of doors and high-quality entry systems including steel doors, patio doors, fiberglass doors and storm doors. Last but not least, they offer a full range of deck services, including custom deck projects. You’ll get a gorgeous design and peace of mind that your deck meets current building codes!


If you’re planning to undergo an exterior renovation make sure to visit our Contractor Locator to find a premium renovator near you!


5 Reasons to Invest in Insulated Vinyl Siding

If there’s one thing you should invest in to upgrade your home exterior, it would be insulated vinyl siding. Not only will it help keep your home a comfortable temperature year-round, it’s also energy efficient, low maintenance and will enhance your curb appeal. Gentek’s Sequoia Select EnFusion siding is everything you’re looking for in an insulated vinyl siding. It combines beauty, protection, minimal maintenance and energy efficiency, making it perfect for today’s busy lifestyle. Made with durable, solid-colour vinyl, it never needs to be painted and won’t warp or rot. You get a worry-free exterior that looks just as good as it performs.

Have we convinced you yet? Here are 5 reasons to invest in insulated vinyl siding.

1. Energy Savings

Energy savings is high on homeowners’ must-have lists these days, and for good reason. Higher energy efficiency means better energy savings and lower energy bills for you. Gentek’s EnFusion siding is crafted with energy saving technology that shields your home from inclement weather and energy loss. The vinyl panel features EPS (expanded polystyrene) rigid foam insulation, creating a blanket of thermal protection to shield your home.

2. Sustainability

On top of being energy efficient, insulated vinyl siding is also environmentally and economically friendly. From lower installation and transportation costs to simple upkeep and minimal maintenance costs, it’s clear that vinyl siding is the way to go. Lower maintenance means eliminating painting, staining and sealing, which means it won’t release harmful solvents into the environment. On top of that, vinyl siding helps conserve natural resources used as building materials such as cedar and wood and is overall more environmentally friendly than brick and fiber cement.

3. Home Comfort

Your home should be a place you love to spend time in, but you can’t do that without a comfortable indoor temperature. Insulated vinyl siding ensures your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It protects your home from the harsh elements, improving the comfort of your home no matter the temperature outside. Did you know that wall studs make up roughly 25% of the wall surface of an average home and 40% of heat loss can occur through wall studs where there’s no insulation? Sequoia Select EnFusion eliminates this issue, insulating over the frame of your home and blocking surfaces where heat loss occurs.

4. Sound Comfort

Noise from outside your home can interfere with family time, alone time and overall everyday activities you enjoy. It can even mess with your sleep patterns. Gentek’s EnFusion siding softens noise outside, with its high-density insulation, providing your home with quiet comfort. You may be surprised just how quiet and peaceful your home can be without the distraction of outdoor construction, lawn mowers, passing cars, barking dogs, etc.

5. Minimal Maintenance

The last thing you want is to invest in siding that requires a considerable amount of maintenance – this means more time and money on your end. Insulated vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free, so it never needs to be painted and it won’t rot or warp. All you have to do is rinse it off with a garden hose now and again to remove airborne dust and dirt.

If you’re looking for a siding that has it all, insulated vinyl siding is the choice for you. Visit your local Gentek dealer to check out our Sequoia Select EnFusion siding!

 


The Origins of Siding

Siding plays an important role in the entirety of your home, not only insulating and keeping your home comfortable, but also protecting your home from things like water and pests. Not to mention, quality siding ups your home’s curb appeal, making your abode a total stand out on your block, and increasing its value when you go to sell. Today’s siding options are durable and low-maintenance with exceptional beauty, but they didn’t always start out that way. The look, style and materials of siding have transformed over the years, to become the gorgeous options you have now.

If you’re interested in how siding came to be, take a read below to find out the origins of siding!

The Very Beginnings

Originally, homes were made out of wood, stone and brick; materials that were easily found and assembled in nature. Most commonly, people would cut down trees and make log cabins, which were easy to build and were also strong and weather-tight. Eventually, English ship builders taught Americans how to construct house frames using the same technique they used to frame ships. Long horizontal boards nailed together as a house frame became known as the “shiplap” technique. This was popular for hundreds of years, but since everyone was doing the same thing, eventually people wanted their homes to stand out from the crowd.

The Next Phase

To create distinctiveness, people started to hand carve notches along the top and bottom edges of the wooden planks used as siding. If the notch was on top, they called it ‘dutch lap’ siding; if the notch was on the bottom, they called it ‘beaded’ siding. And when they wanted their homes to stand out even more, they began installing long wooden planks vertically instead of horizontally. The planks weren’t always the same width, so they would nail a small batten to cover up the cracks. This became known as ‘board and batten’. People started becoming more creative with how they installed the wooden planks, adding more profiles and applying wooden planks in different directions.

From Wood to Vinyl

Cedar siding was the siding material of choice for a long time, due to its beauty and low maintenance. However, in the early 1960s, vinyl siding nudged in to replace wood siding as wood siding became more expensive and required more maintenance in the form of painting, and repairing water and insect damage. Vinyl siding was sturdy and could be made to look like real wood. It was well-liked because it required very low maintenance and upkeep, was insect and water resistant, and didn’t fade or rot.

The Present

Today, vinyl siding is the number 1 cladding choice for homeowners across North America. With the beauty of a natural wood finish, powerful durability, easy installation and low upkeep, vinyl siding continues to reign supreme. It’s also more environmentally friendly than other types of siding, and available in many different styles and colours, so you can get the exact look you want for your home.

If you’ve always wondered about the origins of siding, there you have it! Of course, you can also go with aluminum, steel, fiber cement or specialty siding. Each have their own style and benefits, so depending on the style of home you’re going for, you have great options to choose from at Gentek!

 


10 Stunning Ways to String up Lights in Your Backyard

If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to upgrade your backyard, you’ve come to the right place! Outdoor string lights are one of the simplest (and most inexpensive) ways to elevate your outdoor space right now. They’re versatile, stunning, and add an elegant and cozy vibe wherever they’re placed.

From creating an enchanting overhang above your eating area, to lighting up your porch when the sun goes down, here are 10 stunning ways to string up lights in your backyard.

1. Around Your Patio Door and Windows

Up the ambiance of your outdoor space by adding string lights around your patio door and windows. Not only will this act as an additional source of light when it’s dark out, it will also make your backyard a more enchanting place to spend time on summer nights.

2. On Your Porch

There’s nothing better than spending time relaxing on your backyard porch with a cup of tea and good book in hand. Make it even more magical by draping string lights from the ceiling or around the porch railing.

3. Along Your Fence

Whether you have a big backyard or small, hanging string lights around your fence is always a good idea. They’ll light up your entire backyard space, making it look more elegant at the same time.

4. Above Your Eating Space

Love to host dinners in your backyard? Or simply want to eat more meals outside with your family? Hang string lights above your eating space for an extra charming vibe. Your guests will love the atmosphere and you can be proud of how gorgeous your outdoor space looks.

5. Enchant Your Trees

If you’re lucky enough to have trees in your backyard, create an enchanting oasis by twisting white string lights around the tree trunks. You and your loved ones will love to sit outside among the lit-up trees night after night.

6. Over a Fire Pit

If you have a fire pit in your backyard, make it even cozier by hanging string lights above it. It will transform into the perfect area to sit with friends and family enjoying a glass of wine, s’mores and good stories.

7. Around a Pergola

A pergola is a gorgeous statement piece for your backyard, and you can easily make it even more beautiful with the addition of string lights. String the lights around the perimeter of the pergola, letting them hang slightly lower than the top of the structure itself.

8. Create a DIY Canopy

Hang string lights from tall fence posts or any other structure in a crisscross pattern to create a stunning canopy. With one step outside, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a magical oasis.

9. Light Up Your Bar/Cooking Area

This one’s for the hosts! If you’ve outfitted your backyard with a bar or cooking area, illuminate the space with pretty string lights. This will provide brightness while you work away to give your guests a delicious meal.

10. Under a Table Umbrella

Your table umbrella can do double duty this summer by providing shade during the day and acting as stunning decor at night. Hang the string lights around the perimeter of the umbrella, or line the inside along the umbrella seams.

If you’re looking to up the ambiance of your backyard, use these ideas to string up lights and beautify your outdoor space!


How to Find Air Leaks in Your Home

Air leaks in your home can be a serious issue and shouldn’t be ignored. An enormous amount of energy can be wasted due to air leaks that come from cracks, gaps and holes. If left too long, air leaks can result in home deterioration and can even affect your health if they lead to moisture problems. If you find your air leaks are more than a little bit concerning and you can’t seal them yourself, you may have to invest in new windows, siding or doors. If that’s the case, visit your local Gentek retailer for more information!

To ensure your home is a comfortable living space and to save on energy costs, take these steps to find and stop air leaks in your home.

Where to Look for Air Leaks

There are common areas around your home that are susceptible to air leaks. Make sure to check all these spots to determine if you need to take action to air seal your home.

On the exterior of your home, you’ll want to specifically check where two different building materials meet. Here are some common outdoor air leak locations to check:

  • All exterior corners
  • Outdoor water faucets
  • Where siding and chimney meet
  • Where the foundation and the bottom of the brick or siding meet

Here are common interior air leak locations:

  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Baseboards
  • Exhaust vent
  • Floor drain
  • Electrical outlets
  • Chimney
  • Cable tv and phone lines
  • Fireplace dampers
  • Vents and fans
  • Where dryer vents pass through walls

How to Find Air Leaks

Now that you know where to look, here are some things you can do to find air leaks around the interior of your home. If you want the help and opinion of a professional, you can have an energy adviser come in and do a ‘door blower test’. With this test, a large fan blows indoor air out of the house so outdoor air will enter at air leak locations. You can also perform your own air leak test. On a cold, windy day you can detect air leaks with the help of incense sticks. Walk around your home with lit incense sticks and hold them up near common air leak locations such as electrical outlets, your exhaust vent, window frames, doors, etc. If the smoke disappears and the ends of the incense sticks glow, it signals you have an air leak.

How to Seal Air Leaks

You can do a few things to seal air leaks in your home. This includes caulking and weather-stripping your doors and windows, covering single-pane windows with storm windows, using foam sealant on gaps around windows and baseboards, covering your exhaust fan to stop air leaks when it’s not in use, checking to make sure your dryer vent isn’t blocked, installing foam gaskets behind outlets and switch plates on your wall, and keeping the fireplace flue damper tightly shut when you’re not using it.

Don’t Go Overboard

Keep in mind you don’t want your home to be too airtight. Your home needs ventilation, and the more airtight you make your home, the more moisture and condensation you’ll experience. Some houses have a ventilation system, but if yours doesn’t, your house relies on natural ventilation, so you’ll need to limit the air sealing you do.

If you’re worried about air leaks in your home, take these steps to find and seal them to ensure top comfort and energy savings!


6 Fun Ways to Dress Up Your Garden Fence

A garden fence adds character to your yard, while also creating privacy for your home. Summer days are best spent outside in your backyard, so why not add to the ambiance by dressing up your garden fence? Small changes can make a big impact, and if you’re planning to spend lots of time outside, these big ideas are worth the small investment. When deciding on your garden fence and how to decorate it, make sure to keep your patio door and siding style and colour in mind, as well as your patio furniture to ensure it all works together!

Whether you have a charming white picket fence, a feather edge fence, or vinyl or bamboo fencing, here are 6 fun ways to dress up your garden fence and upgrade your outdoor space.

1. Add Planters

Adding planters to your garden fence is a great way to add dimension to your yard, while also offering plenty of functionality. They’re great for growing your own herbs like basil, rosemary and thyme, especially if you’re working with a small garden and limited space.

2. Hang String Lights

String lights will offer a subtle addition to your garden fence that will make a huge impact. Hang them along the top of your fence and light them up when the sun starts to set. They’ll up the ambiance and create a magical, enchanting vibe, which will be perfect for warm summer nights spent outside.

3. Bring Out the Paint

Have you ever considered painting a mural on your garden fence? Add a touch of whimsy or playfulness to your yard by painting a mural that complements the overall aesthetic of your exterior. Do you have kids? You can go with an underwater theme or a scene from their favourite fairytale. Otherwise, you can consider a large floral mural, birds sitting atop a painted wire, or anything else that comes to mind. Get creative, your fence is sure to be a stand out!

4. Weave Flowers

If your garden fence is feeling bare, you can weave flowers such as roses, clematis or other  plants through the pickets. This will add colour to your fence and personality to your yard. Coordinate the flowers with the plants and flowers in your garden to ensure unity in your outdoor space.

5. Hang Bird Boxes

If you love waking up to the sound of birds singing in your yard, you’ll love the idea of adding bird boxes to your garden fence. Paint them in different colours or stick to wooden bird boxes for a more traditional feel. Simply add hooks to your fence to hang the bird boxes from and watch how your yard transforms!

6. Place Painted Pots

Add life and joy to your yard by adding painted coloured pots to your garden fence. Stick to two to three colours for your pots to make sure it doesn’t look too busy or overwhelming. All you have to do is add plant hanger hooks to your fence and place the pots planted with flowers like lilies, morning glory and passion flower. You’ll step outside to a wall of colour you can enjoy every day.

If your garden fence needs some dressing up, try these ideas to add more life to your outdoor space!


5 Inspiring Walkway and Path Designs

Looking to add visual interest to your exterior? Incorporating a walkway into your yard or garden is one of the best ways to do just that. Your walkway doesn’t have to be extravagant and labour-intensive, you can create a beautiful path that’s easy on the wallet. Or, if you want something more lavish, you can have that too. It’s completely up to you and your exterior goals!

Design your walkway around your home exterior features. Use the colours and character of your siding, windows, doors and shutters as inspiration for your path design. The elements of your exterior should all work together, complementing each other and creating an overall vibe. Your walkway can be wide or narrow, winding or straight, and made from any material you like.

Here are 5 inspiring walkway and path ideas for your home.

1. Stepping Stone Path

A stepping stone path is one of the easiest and fastest ways to create a stunning walkway for your home. It’s simple yet classic and is a clever way to catch the eye. It’s simple to do yourself – there’s little digging involved and since the stones aren’t attached to one another, you don’t have to worry about them being completely level with one another. With so many types of stone available, choose one that complements your home exterior and suits the overall look you want to create.

2. Brick and Marble

Brick and marble are a gorgeous duo, that together offer sophistication to your home exterior design. There are different ways to incorporate this look, from a brick path that borders a marble centerpiece at your front entrance, to having a brick walkway with marble along the edges. Keep in mind that brick and marble require different maintenance. While brick is relatively easy to maintain (just use a garden hose to clean it), marble is slightly more high maintenance, requiring a sealer.

3. Winding Concrete

Concrete is an extremely durable and cost-effective material to use to build your walkway, plus it’s available in a variety of pre-mixed colours to resemble more expensive materials like slate and stone. A concrete path that incorporates sweeping curves is aesthetically appealing and gives your yard a hint of elegance.

4. Cobblestone Walkway

A cobblestone walkway offers stunning character to your yard or garden. If you’re looking to create a European or picturesque vibe for your home, cobblestone is the way to go. You can DIY your cobblestone walkway or get help from professionals to create the look. Either way, it takes a little more time to build a cobblestone walkway, but it will be worth it!

5. Herringbone Brick

The herringbone pattern is simple and traditional, yet versatile at the same time. It’s a pattern that works with various landscaping and exterior designs. If you’re stumped on what type of walkway to go with, herringbone brick will likely work for you! Brick is very easy to maintain, so it’s ideal if you have a busy lifestyle and want a beautiful exterior without having to worry about the upkeep.

Use one of these designs or get creative to build a walkway that suits your home. It will make a world of difference for bringing your exterior together!


Check Out These Almost-Free Outdoor Updates

With summer arriving soon, it’s the best time to start outdoor updates around your home. You may have gotten away with little to no maintenance or upgrades during the winter, but the nicer weather calls for some exterior TLC. Don’t worry, outdoor updates don’t have to mean tons of time and money; there are plenty of ways to upgrade your exterior on a budget!

These updates will help bring life and personality to your home exterior. They’ll help your front and backyard look like new, without the high price tag of a complete overhaul. From repainting your front door and patio furniture, to the addition of small touches that pack a big impact, here are 5 almost-free updates to do on your home this year.

1. Re-Paint Your Front Door

Re-painting your front door is a simple update that makes a major difference. It can completely change the look and vibe of your home, giving it that refreshed feel you’ve been waiting for. When choosing the new colour for your door, make sure you coordinate it with the colour of your siding, trim, shutters, roof, etc. Don’t get overly excited and paint it without considering the rest of your home and how it will all work together!

2. Add Shutters

Shutters are a timeless and beautiful way to accent the outside of your home, plus they don’t require a huge investment. If you look at your home and feel like there’s something missing, shutters could make all the difference. They complement both traditional and contemporary-style homes, so you really can’t go wrong!

3. Create a Small Garden

Landscaping can be a huge investment, but you don’t have to go all out to create something stunning for your yard. A small garden is simple yet elegant and won’t burn a hole in your wallet. You can create one in an afternoon, using flowers that will last for the season. A flowerbed requires maintenance since you have to water it, but it’s a small price to pay for a gorgeous outdoor garden.

4. String Lights

Add a magical touch to your outdoor space with the addition of string lights. Depending on your space, you can hang them on your front porch railing, your backyard fence, above your seating area, in the trees, or on a garden pergola. Every yard is different, so you can get creative with them and hang them in a style that suits your outdoor space.

5. Custom Paint Your Patio Furniture

If you have the same patio furniture you’ve used for the past few years, custom paint it to give it a brand new look. Patio furniture can start to look aged and worn out after some time, so it’s a good idea to give it an upgrade. You’ll be amazed how repainting your patio furniture can totally transform your outdoor space. 

You don’t have to do an entire exterior renovation to make your home feel like new. Use these outdoor updates to get an overhaul on a budget!


How Long Should Siding Last?

If you’ve noticed your exterior siding has seen better days, it could be time to replace it. Damage such as cracks, warping, peeling and gaps over a large section or the majority of your siding signals a significant problem. Different siding materials have different characteristics and lifespans, so the material you choose for your exterior will determine how long your siding will last. Some hold up with very little maintenance, while others require a little more TLC.

If you’re in the market for new siding, take a look at some of the different options for siding materials to help you make your decision.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding is extremely durable and strong, often lasting for decades. It holds up its beautiful appearance season after season, even when it’s exposed to harsh outdoor elements. Quality aluminum siding, like the types found at Gentek, have a heavy-duty aluminum core and are performance engineered to shield your home from outdoor elements such as harsh winds and water. Gentek’s aluminum siding also requires simple upkeep, demanding only a simple rinse of a garden hose from time to time.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is the number one cladding choice across North America, and for good reason. Its benefits range from its excellent durability, to its super low maintenance (you just need to rinse it with a garden hose now and then), to its easy installation and its low environmental impact. Vinyl siding panels have colour throughout, so they won’t flake, chip or peel, and they never need to be painted. With its distinctive beauty of a freshly painted wood finish, it provides the look of natural wood, without the upkeep. Check out Gentek’s vast selection of vinyl siding to find one that suits your home best!

Steel Siding

If you’re looking for the ultimate shield for your home, steel siding may be for you. It’s extremely resistant and built weather-tough so it doesn’t absorb moisture, and won’t warp, chalk, or fade. If you live in an area that experiences extreme weather, steel siding is likely your best bet. Steel siding resists damage from wood-eating insects and it’s simple to install.

In most cases steel siding cleans up quickly and easily, so all you have to do is rinse it with a garden hose. It’s very environmentally friendly since steel siding is a recyclable product, with all these features coming together to enhance your home’s overall value. Gentek’s Sierra Steel siding has an amazing warranty – it’s backed by a lifetime limited warranty, a 50 year hail warranty and a 35 year chalk and colour change warranty.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is known for its upscale aesthetic and durability, but it does require more upkeep than the other siding materials on this list. Fiber cement may require periodic re-caulking and re-painting to keep it looking fresh, but the fact that it’s sleek, strong and non-combustible make it an amazing option for any home. Gentek carries the entire line of James Hardie Fiber Cement, which uses ColorPlus® technology for long-lasting colour, and Engineered for Climate® to meet specific climate demands.

If you need to replace your siding and are trying to figure out what’s best for your home, weigh your options and choose the one that’s right for you! Use our Contractor Locator to find a Gentek dealer near you!