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Why Choose Genuine Wood Siding Over Synthetic Siding

When it comes to making an investment in your home, many home owners are interested in choosing unique, high quality materials that will add value and beauty to their space. Whether you’re looking to enhance the interior of your home, or are investigating exterior options such as board and batten siding, know that when you choose genuine wood siding, you’ll be choosing an exceptional material that will add a timeless and polished finish to your home. Continue reading “Why Choose Genuine Wood Siding Over Synthetic Siding”

Wooden Artwork in Pro Nemus

Modern wood architecture in Metsä Group’s Pro Nemus Visitor Center

Metsä Group’s Pro Nemus Visitor Center was opened in the beginning of June around the Äänekoski’s factory. In this completely wood constructed building, designers and industrialists sought solutions that were suitable for industrial construction but did not impede the architect’s hands.

UKI Architects Ltd. designed the Visitor Center as a continuation of the earlier designed  biotech plant.

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We wanted to make Pro Nemus a showroom for the Finnish forest, where the tree is visible and felt in  all the details of the building. The centrepiece of the Visitor Center is made of Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL while the outside is clad in Siparila’s Topcoat siding. Together these products, whose strong features allow longevity of the construction and the creation of  spacious and spectacular spaces, says architect Ulla Passoja of UKI Architects.

The wider use of wood architecture requires new solutions

For a young generation of architects, building with wood is a matter of heart. We want to design architecture that incorporates the forest in a sustainable way and find new solutions made possible by innovative wooden construction products. However, maintaining a connection with tradition and local influence is important in preserving the originality, says Passoja.

Siparila topcoat wood siding has secret nailing profiles

According to Passoja, wood-based architecture needs to expanded to include high-quality wood-based products and a wide range of different surface finishing options. It is also important to preserve the authenticity of wood, as many architects want to use untreated wood to express a rugged and natural look in the buildings they plan. The Pro Nemus Visitor Center is an encouraging example of the beautiful possibilities in modern wooden architecture.

Siparila prefinished wood siding

The use of  wood in architecture encourages increased knowledge of sustainable wood-based solutions and highly prefinished wood siding with high-quality surface treatment, fire safety, and moisture resistance, says Passoja.

Siding is an important part of the visitor center’s appearance

Pro Nemus represents the tip of modern wood construction in Finland. Modernity will be highlighted in the sculpted form of the building through basis of design and innovative material selections. The design endeavors to incorporate the wood in  all the design’s surfaces. The 42 mm thick and nearly 300 mm wide, exquisite Siparila Topcoat exterior siding is a significant element of the building’s appearance, says  Passoja.

Siparila Topcoat is a prefinished wood siding

Pro Nemus is completely matte and distinct from other factory buildings. This unique surface treatment was achieved with a new, permanent paint treatment developed by Siparila; unlike conventional overlay painting this new system  maintains the wood’s surface grain. This paint treatment also extends the maintenance intervals required of the wood compared to other exterior wood products. The prefinished wood siding made of glued wood has the advantage of hidden clamping, which improves the weather resistance of the façade as the piling rods that could collect water are hidden.

The most important criteria for choosing an exterior finishing solution, especially for a visitor center, are durability and aesthetics. We cut the size, profile and surface treatment of the outer sheath panel in close cooperation with Siparila. It was especially important for us to keep the feel of a genuine wood in the exterior. The outer coat should look and feel from the wood both from afar and up close, emphasizes the Passoja.

Discover Siparila’s Evolute 8 Exterior Siding

Siparila’s Evolute 8 exterior siding can be counted on to provide commercial and residential clients with strength, durability, and style. While there are many reasons why this type of exterior siding continues to grow in popularity, clients appreciate the number of beautiful and natural siding colour options. Evolute 8 exterior siding is available in a range of siding colours in natural tones that help create outstanding exterior aesthetics. Trim board and universal corner accessories are also available (note that these are available only in primed white). Continue reading “Discover Siparila’s Evolute 8 Exterior Siding”

Contractors Love Siparila’s Prefinished Wood Siding

At Siparila, we take great pride in being able to deliver a product that contractors love to work with and that home owners love the look of. Our prefinished wood siding continues to impress contractors as it consistently helps them get the job done quickly and with exceptional results. As a contractor, if you aren’t yet familiar with Siparila wood siding, we’re happy to share more details on what makes our products so unique. Continue reading “Contractors Love Siparila’s Prefinished Wood Siding”

Speed-Up Your Reno Project With Prefinished Wood Siding

Whether you are a home owner, a business owner, or a contractor, nobody likes when a project isn’t completed on time, and delays become a barrier to enjoying the final result. In some cases, delays are a result of something beyond anyone’s control. But did you know that when you choose prefinished wood siding, you’ll actually be making a choice to not only improve the look of your home, but to also help the project move along at a rapid pace? Prefinished wood siding offers benefits for just about everyone involved in a renovation project. At Siparila, we think you’ll be impressed by some of the unique benefits that come with choosing our products for your home. Continue reading “Speed-Up Your Reno Project With Prefinished Wood Siding”

Why Environmentally Sustainable Wood Siding Matters

Choosing products for your home is more than just making a design decision. As consumers grow more aware of the importance of respecting the environment, they are looking for sustainable choices that are both functional and high-quality. When it comes to choosing prefinished wood siding, know that you can make a better, more eco-conscious choice when renovating or building your home. From house siding to board and batten siding, there’s no need to sacrifice style and quality when selecting products that respect the environment. Continue reading “Why Environmentally Sustainable Wood Siding Matters”

Replacing Your Siding With Siparila Topcoat? Here’s What You Need To Know

Replacing your house siding is an important investment decision for any home. New siding can transform your home’s exterior, as well as improve comfort and energy efficiency. After you’ve selected your new siding, it’s time to prepare for your siding installation. Making sure that your new house siding is properly installed will help you get the most out of your investment. Continue reading “Replacing Your Siding With Siparila Topcoat? Here’s What You Need To Know”

New Siding Installation Is Easy With Siparila

Prefinished wood siding is not just about providing an excellent option for house siding. It’s also about providing a quality product that contractors can install easily. Contractors have to be well versed in all aspects of home repair and renovation, and that’s not an easy job. With several projects on the go, contractors are always looking to work with materials that help them balance their busy schedules and meet their many tight deadlines. While siding installation can be an onerous job, carefully designed Siparila Topcoat® wood siding is both easy to use and easy to install.

When you’re helping your clients choose house siding, you can suggest material options like prefinished wood siding and talk about colour options, but the discussion should also include information about siding installation. For example, informing clients that Siparila Topcoat® wood siding has hidden nail heads which prevents water damage and creates a more beautiful façade can help them choose the right siding for their home. Siparila Topcoat® has secret fastenings, which means you won’t need to touch-up nail holes, nails won’t pop-out over time, and there will be no decay around nail from deep water penetration. What’s more, every Siparila Topcoat® siding piece is end-matched to allow for flexible joint placement, and not being bound to stud placement during installation ultimately decreases material loss 5-10%.

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Installing Siparila Prefinished Wood Siding Can Save Contractors Time And Money

As mentioned, contractors are always looking for ways to make their projects more efficient. When you choose to install prefinished wood siding like Siparila wood siding, not only will the actual installation process be easier, but you will also receive direct benefits that will save you time and money.

  • The end-matched panels and tongue and groove paneling allows pieces to simply click into place for fast installation.
  • No painting is required at the work site.
  • The material is suited for installation in any weather, which means less project delays.
  • The siding is easy to handle and transport.
  • It can be installed without cutting.
  • The end matched panels decrease material loss up to 10%.
  • Invisible fastening can be done with nails or staples.

Siparila Topcoat® fixed length siding helps installers calculate the amount of the siding required for a project more precisely. There is no need to estimate yield from random lengths. The siding arrives packed in bundles containing the exact number of pieces and lengths, ensuring the accuracy of material on hand. This new packing method also reduces material loss, resulting in a competitive advantage for the installer.

When the siding planks are delivered painted and ready-to-install, you’ll also spend less time preparing the materials which directly saves you time and money. In addition, since siding installation with Siparila wood siding means less measuring and cutting, you’ll also produce less waste. Want to know more? Watch a video about installing TOPCOAT® Siding by Siparila.

Why Choose Siparila Wood Siding?

In addition to helping contractors save time and money, we are also proud of our warranty commitment. Siparila Topcoat® wood siding comes with a 70-year siding warranty against decay and a 15-year paint warranty against peeling, blistering, and cracking. We’re also dedicated to sustainable and responsible forestry practices, an important topic that matters to both contractors and home owners.

Our goal is to help you produce a flawless exterior look that adds character and warmth, while also making it easy for you to complete exceptional projects with efficiency. To learn more about our prefinished wood siding, find a local distributor or contact us to speak with our customer service team.

Add Curb Appeal With A New Exterior Siding Colour

Exterior siding used to only offer a handful of neutral colour options, but today’s house siding products provide multiple colour choices, making it a great way to add curb appeal to your home’s exterior. The right exterior siding for your home help your house stand out and look great, no matter what elements it may have to endure. While many people emphasize landscaping to add curb appeal, your home’s exterior siding is what people will notice first.

Exterior Siding

Exterior siding has become one of the most popular choices for homes across Canada. With new wood siding options that can stand up to water and humidity, it’s no wonder that exterior siding is one of the best ways to improve the outer façade of your home.

How To Choose Exterior Siding Colours

Changing the colour of your house siding can not only change the way you feel about your home, but can also positively impact its value. All types of siding, including wood siding, now offer many more popular colour options, including light and dark shades of greens, greys, blues, and yellows to beautify your home. A popular siding choice from Siparila is our Evolute 8 siding, which comes in a variety of sold and translucent colours. We’ve also developed new, natural colours that highlight the Evolute 8’s beautiful wooden structure.

To choose the right siding colour for your home, use these five questions to help guide your choice.

1. What’s your neighborhood like?

Drive around and take note of the colour schemes of homes you like, paying particular attention to your own area and homes styled similar to yours. While you can certainly choose a siding colour scheme that you love, you also want to make a selection that will look good in your home’s location.

2. What’s the style of your home?

Your home’s style will often provide visual cues that can help you decide on the right colour, but don’t feel forced to abide by tradition when it comes to your selection. Some home styles, such as cottages or homes in more rural areas, may offer more freedom when it comes to choosing siding colours as you’ll be less constrained by a neighbourhood style.

3. What size is your home?

A dark colour can look rich and distinctive when you’re looking at siding samples, but when placed on a midsize or larger house, it can feel gloomy or overpowering. At the same time, colours that are too light may prevent a smaller home from standing out. Overall, lighter colours can neutralize features that you don’t want to draw attention to, while darker colours can bring focus to areas worth highlighting.

4. What colour is your roof?

Exterior house siding can have a long lifespan, which means you should consider the colour of your roofing when making a final siding colour decision. A lighter siding color scheme can complement a darker roof shade. If your rood is mid-toned and has a neutral hue, almost any colour for your exterior siding will work.

5. What about complementary colours?

Once you’ve chosen your main colour, you’ll also need to select accent colours for your window trims, doors, and railings. If you’re unsure about what to select, start with one complementary colour that can serve as a focal point, and one hue that’s a shade or two lighter or darker than your main siding colour.

Change The Look Of Your Home With Siparila Wood Siding

Wood has timeless quality that does not go out of style. When you choose to add Siparila wood siding to your home, you will be adding high-quality, long-lasting materials that protect your space and reflect your character. When you choose a well-made siding product, your new exterior siding will function as a structural design element while preserving the condition of your home. Siparila products come in many different colours, all of which can add style and curb appeal to your home. To learn more about our wood siding, contact us.

How to Care for Your New Wood Siding

Now that your wood siding is installed, you’re ready to ensure that your exterior siding remains in good condition for many years to come. The best approach to keeping your wood siding looking its best is to practice regular upkeep and maintenance.

As with all wood products, the biggest threat to wood siding is moisture, which can lead to rotting, insect infestation, mildew, mould, and peeling paint. Another factor to keep in mind is the sun, and how it will affect your exterior siding. Because the south and west sides of any home receive more sun, they will experience more wear and tear than the north and east sides. To minimize water and sun damage, choose ready-painted wood siding with hidden nails, b Siparila Topcoat, to provide protection against moisture and UV rays.

Wood Siding

4 Ways To Keep Your Wood Siding Looking Its Best

It is recommended to inspect your exterior siding at least once a year. In addition to regular monitoring, use these tips to care for and protect your wood siding so it retains its beauty and finish.

1. Prevent potential damage.
Look for any exposed gaps where the plank has pulled away from adjacent surface. This is the primary way for moisture to infiltrate your wood siding and cause damage. Reapply exterior caulking that matches your siding colour to close the gaps. This should be done on a dry day when there is minimal moisture in the air.
Another way to prevent potential damage, is to ensure that bushes, tree branches, or shrubs don’t touch the exterior siding as they can be conducive to moisture finding its way into cracks and tiny openings.

Prefinished wood siding

2. Remove stains.
When it comes to discolouration of wood siding, dirt is the most common culprit. During your annual inspection, use warm, soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to scrub away any stained areas. Mildew or rust stains may require a stronger cleaning solution. In that case consult a wood siding expert to ask for their recommendations on how to remove stains.

3. Restore the colour.
Siding colours may lose their lustre with age, but they can be restored by applying a wood cleaner or brightener. While these products are usually used on wood decks, they work well on natural wood siding too.

Siding colours

4. Replace damaged wood siding panels.
In order to keep the outside of your home looking its best, you may want to replace any wood siding panels that show signs of damage. Occasionally, siding may crack from being accidentally hit or scraped. Wood is easy and quick to repair all year round. However, repairs to wood siding requires specific knowledge on how to remove the damaged siding while leaving surrounding siding intact. Unless you have the skills, hire a professional carpenter or siding contractor. However, when you choose Siparila Topcoat siding, you can rest easy knowing that it comes with a 70-year warranty against decay.

Ready-Painted Wood Siding Made To Last

Ensuring that your wood siding is durable and long lasting starts with choosing the right type of wood siding. Siparila Topcoat® wood siding and Siparila Topcoat® Evolute 8 ready-painted wood siding are high quality siding options that are not only durable, but beautiful too. Siparila’s passion for wood drives our desire to produce exceptional products, focus on sustainability, as well as showcase how to improve interior and exterior spaces using wood’s timeless aesthetics. Contact us for your new build, your renovation project, or your commercial needs. We look forward to being your genuine wood siding partner.

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