Maibec Wood Siding

Wood siding is not something everyone is after, it tends to come with homeowner’s concern for maintenance, degradation and replacement. This is why vinyl products have become the most popular siding product in North America, it’s cheap, it’s plastic, and it lasts long. It takes a particular person to interest themselves in wood, which as we all know is not your average siding product. As a builder interested in creating beautiful craftsman homes, we often use wood siding and consider it to be the best for both curb appeal and building. For the best of the best, we always use wood siding from Quebec-based Maibec.


Maibec Inc. was founded in 1970 in Quebec as a lumber manufacturer, and as the company’s operations expanded they began orientating their efforts into the personalization of homes. Maibec wanted to help build beautiful dream homes across North America, which inspired it’s creation of 2 more divisions within the company; wood sidings and horticultural mulches.

By now Maibec has grown into a company that prides itself in it’s products, and it’s ethical production processes. Maibec maintains it’s goal of zero waste because they produce timber, siding, shingles, and mulch, ensuring maximum use of each tree. Upon request, Maibec can even provide wood products that have a “FSC traceability chain” that can track the wood from forest floor to consumer. This is all thanks to their membership with the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada and ethically managed forests.


Maibec’s siding has often been described as the traditional cottage country look, but with 6 different profiles, and over 75 colours, the siding has the potential to transform any home into a beautiful work of art and fit into any setting.

The horizontal lap siding comes in a variety of widths and in 5 style profiles; contemporary, rabbeted bevel, cove, v-joint, and channel. But it was the release of the em+ series siding that made this product above and beyond other wood siding products. The em+ series features end matched tongue and groove joints around the entire board that firmly secures the top, bottom, and sides. This new system makes installing a snap, it gives a cleaner appearance with hidden fasteners, and reduces waste as less cutting is required since board ends can join anywhere along the wall and not just on a furring strip.

Photo Courtesy of Tucker Construction Ltd.

Not to be outdone by the new products, the Board and Batten option features a 10″ board and 2″ batten to give the wall the rustic barn look. And Maibec is the largest manufacturer of eastern white cedar shingles in North America, producing them in many styles, sizes, strips, and colours.


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  • Makes 2.5 gallons; Can be used with pressure washer; Cleans about 500 sq ft
  • Will not harm/discolor shingles. Restores natural color to pine, cedar, redwood, cypress and birch
  • For use on decks, siding, fencing, docks, cedar and asphalt roofs, gazebos, brick and concrete
  • It is a water-base product, containing no bleach. It will not harm shingles or bleach wood. No scrubbing needed
  • Makes 2.5 gallons; Can be used with pressure washer; Cleans about 500 sq ft.

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