Your guide to a hassle-free project. Congratulations on choosing Maibec Resistech™ engineered siding. To ensure your project starts off on the right foot, we’ve created a list of the main steps involved in installing new siding. This list will go a long way toward ensuring your Maibec products are properly installed and maintained so that they remain in optimal condition for many years to come.
Get inspired!

Find your inspiration.

Stunning ideas for achieving your dream home! Our portfolio of completed Maibec projects will help you form a clearer idea of the overall look you want to achieve. Get great ideas on architectural styles and colour combinations in our Inspiration section. Need even more ideas? Check out our Houzz page!

Select your products and colours.

Now that you know the overall look you’re trying to create, it’s time to find the right Maibec products to make it happen. Choose from our wide selection of siding, panels, shingle strips and mouldings available in various sizes and colours. In our Portfolio section you’ll also find details about the specific products that went into each project. You can also turn to a professional designer or your Maibec retailer for expert guidance on mixing colours and materials.

Order your samples.

Ordering samples of Maibec products is the best way to ensure you’ve chosen the right colour, finish and profile. You can easily order samples free of charge right on our website any time you wish; your samples will arrive at your door within 5 working days. Planning to order Maibec products in a custom colour? You’ll be required to include a sample number with your order. This is the only way to ensure you get the exact colour you want.

Plan your project

Plan your project.

Identify the mains steps of the work that needs to be done. Will you be hiring a contractor to do the work, or installing the siding yourself? Will your project involve other professionals who will be installing doors or windows, for example? Take the time to create a work schedule—including who will be involved and when—before you begin the installation.

Find a contractor.

If you’re thinking of hiring a contractor to install your Maibec siding, carefully research your options and what’s involved. If you’ll be doing the work yourself, read our entire Installation Guide to ensure you fully understand all of the steps before you begin. We recommend that you read this guide even if a contractor will be doing the work. This way, you’ll properly understand the installation process and will be able to follow the work while it’s in progress.

Set a budget.

You now have everything you need to set your budget. You’ve already received a quote from your contractor and the price of your Maibec products (either from your retailer or contractor). Using our Quantity Calculator , you can make a fairly accurate estimate of the total cost of your project.

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Order your Maibec products.

You’re now ready to place your Maibec order, either through your contractor or directly from your retailer. Use our handy Find a Dealer tool to find the Maibec retailer nearest you. Expect roughly 4 weeks for delivery (less for products in our Trends program). Don’t forget to order all the accessories you’ll need to install your siding, such as ventilated strips!

Be sure to request a copy of your siding invoice and keep it in a safe place. You will need it if you ever require after-sales service or want to transfer any remaining warranty coverage when you sell your home.

Prepare for installation.

Ensure everything is ready for the installation of your siding—including preparing the walls. What this step entails will depend on your home and the requirements outlined in our Installation Guide. Consult the section “Wall Preparation” for more details.

Keep an eye on the work.

Whether you’re installing the siding yourself or have hired a contractor, it’s vital that you keep a close eye on the installation. As the site supervisor, it’s your job to ensure that all the necessary steps are being followed so that your siding is installed properly.

Maintain your siding.

As with all exterior products, siding is prone to accumulate organic or inorganic substances on its surface over time. This is to be expected as every environment is different. To keep your siding in peak condition, check it on a regular basis and periodically restain it as recommended. See our Maintenance Guide for more information.