Frequently Asked Questions

Explore comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions regarding our services, processes, materials, and pricing structures. We aim to provide clarity and insight to address your inquiries, empowering you to make well-informed decisions for your exterior renovation project.

When hiring professional siding contractors in Calgary, prioritize those who are licensed and insured and offer comprehensive warranties. At TRU Exteriors, we exceed industry standards and ensure complete compliance with regulations to provide peace of mind and protect your investment throughout the process.

Given Calgary’s diverse climate, it is crucial to choose durable and weather-resistant siding materials. At TRU Exteriors, our team suggests quality materials such as wood, cedar shake, steel, aluminum, and longboard. However, for superior resilience against the city’s harshest weather conditions, we highly recommend options like fibre cement and metal siding.

Fibre cement siding stands out for its exceptional durability, fire resistance, and minimal maintenance requirements, making it a highly sought-after option among many homeowners. At TRU Exteriors, we specialize in providing expert installation services and personalized guidance to help you select the ideal siding material tailored to your needs and preferences. With our in-depth knowledge and dedication to your satisfaction, we ensure that your investment is both long-lasting and perfectly suited to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your home.

Yes, aluminum siding in Calgary is a popular choice due to its affordability, versatility, and resistance to moisture and pests. At TRU Exteriors, we deliver top-notch aluminum siding installations designed to withstand Calgary’s distinct climate. However, if aluminum doesn’t align with your specific preferences, our team can assist you in exploring alternative materials that best suit your exterior needs.

At TRU Exteriors, we take pride in our unwavering commitment to excellence, which sets us apart in the industry. Our meticulous craftsmanship and utilization of premium materials guarantee superior results in every project we undertake. Additionally, we prioritize transparent communication throughout the process, ensuring you are informed and involved every step of the way. With a customer-centric approach at the core of our values, we strive to exceed your expectations to deliver unparalleled results that leave you fully satisfied with your experience.

Siding installation costs can fluctuate depending on various factors, such as materials, labour, and project size. We encourage you to explore your options and inquire about specifics tailored to your needs. At TRU Exteriors, we understand the importance of finding a solution that aligns with your budget without compromising on quality. That’s why our team is here to assist you in navigating these details and ensuring you make an informed decision.

While Hardie Board arrives pre-primed and looks pretty sharp, a coat of paint can make it pop and keep it looking fresh for years to come. Plus, painting adds that personal touch, letting you choose the perfect colour to match your style. Think of it as putting your stamp on your home’s exterior. Remember, following the manufacturer’s recommendations ensures your investment stays protected and looks its best.

The duration of a re-siding project can vary based on several factors. Primarily, the size of your home plays a significant role in determining the timeline. Additionally, external factors such as weather conditions can impact the speed of the project. If abatement procedures are necessary, they can also influence the overall timeline. At TRU Exteriors, we strive to provide accurate estimates based on the unique requirements of each project, ensuring transparency and clarity throughout the renovation process.

Yes, your home can be re-sided during the winter months. While Calgary’s cold temperatures and snow falls may present some challenges, our modern materials and techniques allow for year-round siding installation. At TRU Exteriors, we have experience working in various weather conditions and take all necessary precautions to ensure consistent quality and efficiency. Contact us to discuss your project in more detail and learn more about our exterior siding options today!

Absolutely! We’re proud to offer a 5-year warranty on all of our siding installations. Here at TRU Exteriors, we put our heart into every project, ensuring top-notch quality and lasting results. 

Knowing when to replace your siding involves looking out for a few key signs:

  • Visible Damage: Look for cracks, warping, or holes in your siding. If you spot any of these issues, it’s a sign that it may need to be replaced.
  • Peeling Paint or Fading: If your siding’s paint is peeling or fading noticeably, it could mean that it’s weathered and aged. This can impact your home’s overall appearance and indicate that it’s time for an upgrade.
  • Increased Energy Bills: Older or damaged siding may not properly insulate your home, leading to higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in your energy costs, it might be due to inefficient siding.
  • Mould or Mildew Growth: Mould or mildew on your siding can indicate moisture infiltration, potentially leading to more severe issues. Addressing this promptly may involve replacing the siding to prevent further damage.
  • Signs of Rot or Decay: Check for signs of rot, especially in areas prone to moisture exposure. Rotting siding can compromise your home’s structure and should be handled swiftly.
  • Age of Your Current Siding: Consider the age of your siding. If it’s nearing the end of its expected lifespan, it may be time for a replacement, even if there are no obvious signs of damage.


If you notice any of these signs or have concerns about your current siding, contact our team today! 

We often advise prioritizing window and door replacements before proceeding with siding installations or replacements. This helps to guarantee a snug fit and effective seal, reducing the likelihood of problems like air leaks or water infiltration. However, recognizing that each home is unique, our team provides complimentary personalized assessments. These evaluations help determine the best order of renovations tailored to your specific requirements and situation.

No, at this time, our focus is on delivering high-quality siding installation and replacement services. While we don’t offer repair services, we excel in providing expert solutions for your siding installation and replacement needs.

Our team is here to assist you in choosing the best siding product for your home. Leveraging our years of expertise and industry knowledge, we consider crucial factors such as durability, aesthetics, and budget to guide you toward an informed decision. As proud Elite Preferred James Hardie installers, we stand by their products’ exceptional quality and reliability, ensuring that your investment not only enhances your home’s appeal but also delivers long-lasting performance.

We recognize the importance of adhering to neighbourhood design guidelines. Rest assured, we’re here to assist you in navigating any local regulations governing siding options. Our team will collaborate with you to understand any restrictions and ensure that your chosen siding aligns seamlessly with the aesthetic standards of your neighbourhood while meeting your personal preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction and compliance with local regulations are our top priorities.

Absolutely. As part of our comprehensive renovation services, we remove old siding to ensure your home is properly prepared to install new siding. Our experienced team manages this process, ensuring efficiency and responsible disposal of the old materials. You can trust us to handle the entire process seamlessly, leaving your home ready for its stunning transformation.

Certainly! At TRU Exteriors, we understand that choosing the right siding style, colour, and texture is crucial to achieving the desired aesthetic for your home. That’s why our team includes knowledgeable design experts who are passionate about helping you bring your vision to life. Whether you’re looking for a contemporary look, a more traditional feel, or something in between, we’ll work closely with you to select an option that complements your home’s architecture and reflects your own unique personal taste. With our guidance and expertise, you can feel confident that every detail of your siding design will be carefully considered to create a stunning and cohesive look for your living space.

Our comprehensive siding replacement services begin with a thorough consultation to understand your needs and preferences. We gather essential information, including photos and measurements, to ensure accuracy. From there, our team provides personalized recommendations and executes your project precisely, using high-quality materials and skilled craftsmanship. We prioritize clear communication and transparency throughout the process and after completion to ensure your satisfaction, leaving you with a superior result that will exceed your expectations.

Yes, as part of our thorough assessment process, we offer asbestos testing to ensure the safety of your home and those involved in the project. If asbestos is detected, we follow strict safety protocols and regulations to handle the abatement process responsibly. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we are committed to ensuring a safe environment throughout the duration of the project.

As Elite Preferred Installers of James Hardie products, we can attest to their exceptional durability and longevity. When installed correctly and maintained properly, Hardie siding can withstand the test of time, offering your home reliable protection and aesthetic appeal for many decades to come. It’s an investment in quality and longevity that enhances the value and beauty of your property.

The estimate process typically takes as little as 20 minutes during our initial site meeting. During this time, we review the scope of work, take necessary photos and measurements, and address any questions or concerns you may have. We aim to provide you with a thorough understanding of the project while respecting your time constraints.

Yes, there are several government rebate programs aimed at promoting energy efficiency in homes. However, it’s important to note that the Canada Greener Homes Grant is no longer accepting new applicants. 


While availability may vary for these types of programs, it’s advisable to periodically check for updates and explore other available options such as the Canada Greener Homes Loan and the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program. Additionally, keep an eye out for any updates or new rebate programs that may become available to assist with your home improvements.