Why Should You Choose Martens Contracting?
When you’re trying to decide on the right siding company for your next project, there are several factors to consider. Working with us has many distinct advantages:
We have years of experience.
If you’re looking for siding contractors, you want to work with a company that has a proven track record. Martens Contracting has been operating for over 22 years—if you’ve got a siding issue, we know how to fix it! There’s a reason we’ve been in business for so long: we put our customers first.
We’re a local, family-owned business.
When you work with us, you know you’re getting the real deal. All of our employees are insured, licenced, and bonded. It’s important to us that our workers are protected on the job.
We prioritize customer service.
One of our core values is to provide total transparency to our clients about our processes. We make sure that you know what’s going on each step of the way. That’s why we’re one of the top contracting companies in Calgary, AB.
How do we transform the exterior of your home into a property with the siding of your dreams? It starts with our precise and careful process. We’ll walk you through the general steps to give you a better picture:
Before any new siding is applied, we take the time to remove any old or damaged siding or planks. This ensures a smooth application of the new siding. We are careful not to rush this initial part of the process—being hasty can cause damage to the sheathing underneath.
Next, we appraise the sheathing that’s been revealed. This material is the base that siding is applied to. If it’s damaged, your new siding won’t last as long as it could. Any vulnerabilities will allow water and snow to penetrate your home and damage the structure.
At this stage, we assess whether the sheathing is in good enough condition for the siding installation, or if it needs repairs.
Now it’s time to apply any additional barriers that can extend the longevity of your siding and protect your home against the elements. A few examples include rainscreens, flashing, and bug screens. These systems can prevent moisture and pests from damaging the structure of your house.
It’s the part that you’ve been waiting for—time to apply the new siding! During this step, all the preparation pays off. The length of the application process will depend on the square footage of your home and how many elements there are to work around (doors, windows, and other details). Expect a smooth and seamless finish once our installation is completed.
After the siding is applied, we will meet with you to ensure that you’re completely happy with the work.
Ever worked with contractors who left a mess behind? That won’t be the case when you hire Martens Contracting. We’re careful to clean up any materials and/or tools that we use during a job. It will look like we were never there…except when you notice your home’s immaculate new siding.
No two jobs are the same when it comes to contracting. We are careful to consider unique factors in every project that we take on. Our attention to detail and customer service is what sets us apart from the competition.
What Types Of Siding Do You Install?
To give you a clearer idea of what’s best for your home, let’s go over all the siding options available to you:
This is a popular choice in many homes, and for good reason. It’s more affordable than most types of siding without sacrificing quality. The colour is baked into the material, meaning you won’t have to worry about painting.
Fibre cement siding
This siding material is more expensive than vinyl, but it has other advantages that warrant its higher price point. It gives your home a sleek and refined look. This durable material is made of Portland cement, fly ash, water, and wood pulp. Maintenance on this material is minimal—give it a good wash a few times a year, and make sure it’s free from cracks.
For those who appreciate an authentic wooden exterior, cedar siding is a great choice. Some people love its natural beauty while others choose to stain theirs. As the years go by, the cedar siding’s colours will change naturally.
Our siding contractors will meet with you to determine the best material for your home. There are several styles to choose from, from planks to boards. For more details on the types of siding that we offer, get in touch with us!
What Are The Advantages To New Siding?
Repairing or replacing your home’s siding can be quite an investment. You want to make sure that you get your money’s worth out of such a major project. Here are a few of the greatest benefits that a siding replacement has to offer:
It instantly boosts your home’s curb appeal.
Curb appeal plays an important role in your home’s resale value. New siding gives your home a uniform and symmetrical look. The average return on investment for a siding remodel is 75%. Homebuyers recognize the value that an exterior renovation like this provides. Not only that, but it saves them the work of having to replace it themselves!
It improves your insulation.
Do you ever find yourself shivering inside your home? It’s the dead of winter, and your heating system isn’t cutting it. This might be because the warm air is leaking out through the sides of your home. With new siding, your home has another layer of insulation to keep your heated/cooled air inside.
Your home will be more energy-efficient.
When your home is insulated by brand new siding, your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard to heat or cool it. This puts less strain on the system, leading to fewer repairs and a longer lifespan.
In addition, the HVAC system will use less electricity, and you’ll see savings on your monthly utility bills. This is beneficial to the environment and your wallet! It’s a win-win situation. Thanks to bonuses like these, new siding can put more money in your pocket.
It blocks more outside noise.
Do you have some noisy neighbours on either side of your home? Maybe you have one that likes to mow their lawn at 6 AM on Saturday morning.
Damaged siding lets more sound inside your home. But when your siding is repaired or replaced, you can sleep in again on the weekends. The extra layers give your home better soundproofing.
New siding protects your home against moisture and insects.
No one wants to find creepy crawlies in the comfort of their own home. If your siding is damaged, it provides entryways for bugs and rodents to get in. The next time it storms, water can seep into the foundation of your home, causing potential structural issues and mould growth.
Those will be problems of the past when you replace the siding of your home. This new exterior adds a layer of protection to your home that’s hard to put a value on.
What Services Do You Offer?
Our siding services are comprehensive. We help homeowners in Calgary and Red Deer restore and revitalize their houses. Take a glance at what we can do for you:
One of the most dramatic exterior renovations that you can do is siding installation. For newly-built homes or houses without siding, this project will immediately improve the appearance of your property.
At Martens Contracting, we will work with you to design the perfect siding for your home. Your neighbours will also be pleased after they see the work we’ve done!
Homes are subject to some pretty harsh weather conditions over the years. From gusty winds to hail storms, your house gets put through the wringer in Calgary. Over time, it takes a toll on the exterior siding. Panels get damaged, cracked, and chipped by all sorts of impacts.
A little bit of maintenance goes a long way in preserving the appearance of your home. Give us a call anytime your siding needs a touch-up.
Out with the old and in with the new! If it’s time to upgrade your home’s outdated exterior, then a siding replacement is just what you need.
This isn’t the kind of job for just any contractor. Caution must be exercised when removing the old exterior, or else your home will suffer unnecessary damage.
Can I Install Siding Myself?
If you’re a homeowner, you might be used to renovating different areas yourself. It’s a great way to save money if you’re handy and experienced with remodelling. However, some jobs are best left to the professionals. Siding replacement is one of them.
This isn’t a job for your everyday handyperson. There are a lot of corners you’ll need to work around, from windows to doors. Do you have all the equipment to cut and install the siding? What if you run into water damage or cracks in the sheathing? How will you make sure that each panel is level? Imagine if the siding of your home looks crooked—not a good look! These are professional issues that only an experienced contractor is prepared to deal with properly.
It’s best to hire a contractor if you’ve got the budget for it. Doing the work yourself means that you run the risk of damaging your home. Given that the exterior is the first thing people will notice about your house, you can significantly reduce your curb appeal if you don’t do the job right.
You might save money on the cost of installation by doing it yourself, but you may end up paying more down the line to fix a mistake. Get it right the first time and work with Martens Contracting!
Once you analyze all the pros and cons, the answer becomes clear: new siding is what your home needs to improve its price point, increase its insulative value, and transform its appearance.
The next step is finding the right contractor to refinish, repair, or replace your home’s siding. From quick fixes to brand new installations, we’ve got you covered for any service you need.