Vinyl siding is PVC exterior cladding for a house, used for decoration and weatherproofing, as an alternative to traditional wood siding or other materials such as aluminum or fiber cement siding.It is an engineered product, manufactured primarily from polyvinyl chloride, or PVC resin, giving vinyl siding its name. Vinyl siding varies from builder grade to premium in order to fit all needs.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
James Hardie Fiber Cement is a composite material made of sand, cement and cellulose (or silica) fibers. In appearance fiber cement siding most often consists of overlapping horizontal boards, imitating wooden siding, clapboard and imitation shingles. This is a painted product.
Cedar Siding is a wood of exceptional beauty. In its natural, unfinished state, it has a richly textured, tactile grain combined with a palette of warm, mellow tones ranging from light amber to deep honey brown. Cedar Siding also remains subtly aromatic, and the characteristic fragrance of cedar adds another dimension to Cedar Siding’s universal appeal. Cedar siding is also a dimensionally stable wood that lies flat and stays straight. Beauty aside, the purely practical, dollars-and-cents value of cedar siding offers other benefits: the cedar siding wood’s cellular structure creates interior air spaces that give it an insulation value higher than most woods and much higher than brick or cement. Buildings which feature cedar siding tend to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Cedar siding also has excellent sound suppression and absorption qualities as well as resistant to rot and insects.
Aluminum siding is not very widely used any longer due to paint weathering, denting, and cost. Vinyl siding has become the most popular siding product. Aluminum is still best for trim options as well as gutters and downspouts.
Mastic – Vinyl and Aluminum Siding
Alside – Vinyl Siding
Certainteed – Vinyl Siding and Fiber Cement Siding