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April 23, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

New homes and renovation services now come at a premium, as lumber shortage drives up construction costs

Anyone who has walked into a hardware store lately is aware of the current price of lumber, a situation that is creating issues for the homebuilding and renovation industries in Calgary and across the country.

Courtesy Home Depot Canada

Oct. 10, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

How to choose the siding material that's right for your home and your budget

If the siding on your house has seen better days, the good news is there are a wide variety of products to choose from to replace it, each with its own pros and cons. Neil MacDonald, assistant store manager with Home Depot Canada's Beacon Hill location, says it's important to remember that while material cost is a major part of the equation, people also need to consider ease of installation, or factor in the cost of a professional install, when deciding on new siding.

Here is a comparison between the most common siding products (click to expand):


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