6 Reasons to Use Vinyl Siding in Your Home


2017-06-04As the leading exterior cladding across North America, there are many reasons to use vinyl siding for your home. It’s versatile, durable and basically maintenance free, so it’s a no-brainer for any homeowner looking to build with style and value in mind. Gentek carries a wide range of vinyl siding so you can customize your home any way you please.

With style, strength and craftsmanship as some of its top features, vinyl siding offers a lot of value to anyone who chooses to use it. From its eco-friendly roots to its extreme durability, here are 6 reasons to use vinyl siding in your home.

  1. Design-centric

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to vinyl siding, from colours and textures to design and style. You can create whatever look you want, applying the pieces vertically or horizontally with your dream exterior in mind. There’s a wide array of colours available, including the popular dark grey shades, such as Iron Ore. With complementary trims and accessories, the options for customizing your exterior cladding with vinyl siding are endless.

  1. Durable

Vinyl siding is incredibly durable, able to stand up to almost any element. Multiple attachment points and sturdy materials protect it from wind resistance and impact from hail. And advanced UV-resistance coatings ensure the colour won’t fade for years. Vinyl siding is continuously exceeding expectations and is known for its long-term durability, which is why many homeowners continue to select it over and over again.

  1. Cost Effective

Vinyl siding is very cost effective, especially for the high-quality product you’re receiving. If you want to install vinyl siding yourself, you can save even more, but even if you hire someone to install it for you, it’s much more cost effective than the other siding options out there.

  1. Eco-friendly

Homeowners are becoming more and more conscious about their home’s impact on the environment, and with vinyl siding, they can rest assured their home is eco-friendly. Both vinyl siding and insulated vinyl siding have low environmental impact and vinyl scrap is recyclable. On top of that, since it’s so durable, it helps reduce maintenance and repair costs and materials.

  1. Maintenance free

Vinyl siding is also essentially maintenance free. Once you have it installed, you don’t have to do much to maintain its original aesthetics. It’s easily cleaned with soap and water, and you’ll never need to paint your home to update it. Other siding options leave you with ongoing maintenance and a hefty bill, but vinyl siding will keep its superior quality for years. Plus, it resists pests and damage so you don’t have to worry about unexpected costs!

  1. Prevents mold and mildew

Vinyl siding is immune to moisture damage, which prevents mold and mildew. With a tight, secure installation system, it resists excessive moisture, and weep holes allow for moisture to escape. Vinyl siding helps a home’s walls breathe and dry out, so you don’t have to worry about water damage within your home.


Are you ready to let your design flair shine with vinyl siding? Visit your local Gentek supplier today to find the right vinyl siding for you!

I do not want anything green or green like at all!


Sarah asks:

Question:   Sarah    We’ve selected Iron Ore for the main colour of our siding with the accents, soffit, fascia and eaves done in Windswept Smoke. I’ve looked at physical samples and like the colours against our brick. I’m trying to select a colour of vinyl shake style to go into the triangle above the garage to give it more interest. I tried to use mydesign home studio to run through option but this just scared me as the Iron Ore in that program looks hunter green – – is Iron Ore intended to have green undertones…..I thought it was supposed to be a very dark grey?? I’d like to confirm that before I make my final decision. I do not want anything green or green like at all! Thank you!

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Iron Ore is definitely a dark grey.  We always advise that you do not make final decisions based on online colour swatches. Screen resolutions vary by machine and are not exact matches.


We’ve selected the Dover Grey vinyl siding


Christy asks:

We’ve selected the Dover Grey vinyl siding for our exterior and we will be replacing all the windows with white trims. Any suggestions to a complimentary colour we can use (siding or shake) and where? Any suggestions would be helpful, if you can please get back to me as soon as you can that would be great, as they are working on the exterior this week.


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With Dover Grey I think you can try either Storm or White as your accent colours. It would tie everything together.  As for the stone. I would suggest you do stone around the garage doors and around the large window on the upper level of the home.  Pick a stone colour that has light and darker grey tones in it with some other neutral tones as well to finish the look.


Bungalow needs a new roof and a facelift


Susan asks:

Please help! My new late 1960’s raised bungalow needs a new roof and a facelift. i crave a modern look. The windows are newer, so I’m not wanting to replace them.I’m prepared to redo the siding and paint the brick. I will be replacing front doors and garage door. should I erect a portico over front doors? The 2 windows and brick below the white siding will be closed up. Should I put stone there? Any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated.

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If you want to create a modern look I would do the following.  Leave the red brick, replace the white siding with a dark siding colour like Gentek’s Windswept Smoke or Pebble.  These are neutral tones that look great with the red brick.  As for the part you are going to be closing up, go with a stone in this area with colour similar to the siding colour you pick.  Brown and Grey tones. This will bring everything together.


As for the portico, I would not go that route. That would close up the door. Pick a bold door colour like Black or Dark Grey and make it a focal point for the home.  Paint or replace the garage door the same colour as the siding.  You do not want the eye to be drawn to the garage door so make it blend in to the home.






Michelle asks:

We are updating our windows in Ivory. Our eaves, soffits and trim are already in the same color. We have a box and bay window the will have gentek siding applied with a board batton look. I would like to do something different from ivory on ivory but not to drastic. The brick has reddish pink tones with a greyishigh running through it.. Thinking of either Pebble Khaki or Wicker cafe..not sure which or if there is another suggestion that would go well with ivory and brick. Suggestions?

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My choice for your siding would be Pebble which will give you the different colour that you desire without a drastic contrast. I think Wicker is just a little too light.


These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Forward Construction
789 Quantra Cresent Newmarket
ON, L3X 1M9
Phone: 647-274-2722

Barker Roofing‚ Siding & Windows
6074 19th Avenue   Markham
ON, L3P 3J3
Phone: (905) 642-7000

Canatek Home Improvement Ltd.
33 Wallenberg Drive Vaughan
ON, L6A 4M1
Phone: (416) 704-8649


I need to side the front of my garage


Brent asks:

I need to side the front of my garage and side as you will notice in photo. That is my primary concern. This is a house in an area of lower value homes so low cost is priority. As you can see from the front it will be difficult to tie in as we want to avoid stucco. We would like to consider covering the front area where you see the swirled stucco with similar siding as we plan to do on the side and front of the garage. We may also consider painting the bricks and adding some other features to improve the look. Thanks for your help.

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If you are taking cost into consideration, vinyl siding would be your best option.  It is the best value with low maintenance. Painting the brick would be fine. I would chose to paint the brick a darker colour than the siding you are choosing. Go lighter with the vinyl siding. I would maybe suggest something like a darker grey for the brick and then using a colour like Gentek’s Storm for the siding with white soffit, fascia eaves and trim.

Replacing all our windows, siding, front door and garage door


Denyse asks:

We are planning on replacing all our windows, siding, front door and garage door for the front of our house. At the moment they are all in Cedar wood. We would like to have maintenance free options. We would also like to have best option in colours. Thanking you in advance.

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To give the home a new look, I would add in some lighter colours. For the siding, windows and the garage door I would suggest you go with Gentek’s Wicker in their Sequoia Select vinyl siding.  Vinyl siding gives you the maintenance free material you desire as well as the colours that will look good on your home.  As for the front door, maybe try something bold like Gentek’s Iron Ore or even black to create a focal point.


These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Aluminium Cosmopolitan
274, Place des Cèdres Dollard-des-Ormeaux
QC, H9G 1W1

Gouttieres Fidele Arsenault Inc. (Vitrerie Fidele Arsenault)
10410 Boul Gouin Ouest Roxboro
QC, H8Y 1W4

Carrefour de la Renovation 640 Inc.
66 rue Dubois‚ local 105 St-Eustache
QC, J7P 4W9



Window trim and siding colors


Amanda asks:


Hi Looking at help with picking the right window trim and siding colors for my house. Was leaning towards gray siding with white trim? Thanks!


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If you are partial to grey siding, I would suggest you go with Gentek’s Windswept Smoke in Board and Batten siding and trim it in white.  The link below will show you this colour combination in use. I think it looks great.  Windswept Smoke does have some brown tones in it so it will blend with the brick colour you have.



These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them. Regina Window Sales & Exteriors and Everlast Eaves and Exteriors Ltd.

We are building a new house


Emmanuelle asks:

Hello! We are building a new house. Our windows will be charcoal (no. 523). The Shadow Stone will be steel grey. I can’t decide what colour to choose for the fiber cement siding. Can you help me? Thanks.



It sounds like you are leaning towards neutral tones.  Your grey windows and stone would look great with a neutral colour like Gentek’s Pebble.  You can get this in our full line of vinyl sidng as well as our Sierra Steel siding which would give you a high end look without the maintenance of fiber cement.

Up dated siding on 50 year old home


Kerry Ann asks:


I purchased this 50 year home and would like to update the siding. It is 36\’ X 28\’ and is very plain looking. It is located in an area where most of the houses are about the same age, same size and similar finishing. I was told that it would not make a big difference in the value of the home if I were to expensive siding (Goodfellow or Canexel). I was told vinyl would be the best choice, especially since it requires less care than wood. I looked at the 4 options you have on your website (Driftwood, Concord, Fair Oaks and Sequoia) and was wondering what you think the best option would be for me. I will be adding 2\” of styrofoam insulation. I like the colour Maize and thought that the Double 4\” would be suitable. Someone suggested to go with white corners and soffit, etc. What do you suggest?


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Sequoia Select is Gentek’s top line of vinyl. It’s greater thickness lets it sit on the wall better and look cleaner.  Vinyl siding is the low maintenance option for your home for years to come.  As for matching to Maize, white would give you a traditional look but if you went with something like Almond or Monterey Sand for your soffit, fascia and eaves, you would get a more modern look.