Siding

buying guides from traditional building

A Buying Guide to companies specializing in siding in a variety of materials and styles for classically-designed or historic buildings. Specialties include Traditional New & Salvaged Wood Siding, Barn Siding, and Other Materials with Historical Appearance. 

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Indow Windows

Indow

Enjoy modern comfort while preserving the charm of your original windows with Indow. Indow window inserts press inside your window frames without a mounting bracket to give you all the comfort and efficiency of high-end replacement windows. Indow inserts have the lightest touch, both structurally and aesthetically of any window insulation solution and are perfect for commercial and residential settings.

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An architecturally appealing concealed fastener panel with a built–in nail flange for ease of installation

Bridger Steel

Architecturally accurate metal roofing and siding; available in a wide range of colors including prints and vintage inspired patinas; LEED certification is available on some products.

YP-Carlsons

Carlson's Barnwood Co.

Supplier of antique barn wood & salvaged materials: planks, beams, dimensional lumber, re-milled flooring & architectural antiques; pine, oak, heart pine & mixed species; salvaged doors, windows & shutters; antique lighting & art glass; hardware.

Heather & Little's restoration of the Toronto Old City Hall required 113,900 sq.ft. of copper roofing, cornices, gutters and sheet-lead work. Photo: Heather & Little Limited

Heather & Little Limited

Fabricator & supplier of historical sheet-metal specialties & architectural sheet-metal components: finials, cornices, leader heads, cresting, metal shingles, pressed-metal wall cladding, cupolas, steeples, domes, reproductions; capitals & balustrades; Kalemein & lot-line metal windows & doors, statuary restoration.