Vinyl Siding is the most popular and versatile home siding material in the U.S.
Shown here is Norandex Siding being installed on a house.
VINYL IS KING..
Certainteed Vinyl Siding
Clapboard or Horizontal Type
Certainteed Vinyl Siding
Board & Batten or Vertical Vinyl Siding
Certainteed Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding
Adds style and beauty to your home
Several different styles can be used together
Shown here is Certainteed Vinyl Siding
Adds value to your home
Easy to install, comes in wide range of colors, can be retrofitted over most existing home covering and requires very little maintenance. It is insect proof, dent-resistant, will not rot, does not need to be painted!
It will burn, has very little insulating factor by itself, and if you don't get a good brand and a quality installation, it "looks like vinyl siding".
In order to buy vinyl siding for your house, you will need to:
Buying vinyl siding includes several different processes. Choosing the style you like, finding a contractor, removing the old siding from your house, making your house ready to install the new siding, and then last but not least, installing the new vinyl siding.
If you are thinking about new vinyl siding for your home...
Let's look at the basics first: What type of vinyl siding is best for your house?
Creating the perfect look for your home is all about picking the right profile size, texture, and style of the siding. Here are some of the most popular siding styles.
Finding the perfect vinyl siding
Creating the perfect look for your home is all about picking the right profile size, texture, and style of siding. Let's look at some of the most popular siding styles.
The three basic vinyl siding styles;
Remember, each style has different profiles, textures, and unlimited color choices.
Once you pick the most suitable vinyl siding for your house, we will show you how to create a budget, find the right contractor, compare contractor's prices apples to apples to see which one is the best deal for your home.
Vinyl Siding Costs
Vinyl Siding Costs are made up of several different items.
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Vinyl Siding Colors
Vinyl Siding Prices
What are the going prices of vinyl siding
Comes in several standard profiles
Clapboard, or horizontal siding, sometimes called Colonial Style or Lap Siding.
Shown here is CertainTeed's double 4" Monogram Clapboard siding in Sterling Gray Color.
Clapboard has that beautiful look of long wooden boards overlapping each other.
Early American colonist overlapped horizontal planks of wood to form a signature look. Still emulated today it is one of the most popular styles.
Clapboard Siding or Lap Siding comes in three distinct variations, with different color, textures and profile sizes within each type.
Why I chose Clapboard Style siding, read what other people say.
Board & Batten Style, or Vertical Siding. Shown here is Norandex Rustic Blend Board & Batten Siding
Board & Batten is sometimes called Vertical Siding, note how siding planks run up and down vertically.
A Traditional look of alternating wide and narrow cedar boards for that old time rustic look.
It was favored by early settlers to protect and beautify their homes. And is still popular today. Often used in conjuction with other styles of vinyl siding.
Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding is made to look like real Cedar planks.
Shown here is CertainTeed Impressions Straight Edge Rough Split Shakes, Double 7" in Buckskin Color.
Note: the relatively straight edges on each panel. This is why it is called Straight Edge.
Exterior Wood Siding
The most popular and time tested form of siding for a home. Wood is one of the most expensive types of siding for your home. Long considered one of the most beautiful sidings available for homes.
Comes in a wide variety of types such as shake, clapboard, singles and lap. It can be applied both vertically or horizontally.
Pro's: Warm and beautiful. Lasts longer than most other types of sidings. Adds charm to homes that only real wood can offer. Has superior aesthetics. Has natural insulating qualities.
Con's: Expensive, requires regular maintenance such as painting and/or staining (as often as every 3 to 5 years depending on location). Can not be applied over other existing sidings, so a total tear off of existing siding must be done first. Non-moisture resistant species like pine and fir are highly susceptible to rot, and insects. Is not fire resistant.
Concrete Board or Fiber Board
Concrete fiber board or concrete board also sometimes called Hardie Board or Hardy Board is made mostly of Portland cement, clay and sand with wood fibers. It has become one of the most rugged sidings available with great durability and low maintenance. It is highly weather resistant but needs periodic painting to keep looking new.
Pro's: Accepts repainting easily, very weather resistant, fire resistant, and insect resistant. It is considered to be a masonry product and in some states may qualify for lower insurance costs. Comes in a wide variety of styles, colors and textures.
Con's: Is very heavy and requires specially applicators and application techniques. This adds substantially to the cost (average 50% greater than vinyl). Generally requires a complete tear off of existing siding (add 5% to 10% to job)
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Aluminum siding comes in a wide range of factory finished colors and styles from smooth to wood grain. Slightly more expensive to install but should last 25+ years with little maintenance.
Pro's: Factory baked on finishes last many years with little or no maintenance. Aluminum siding is insect and fire resistance. Can be touched up with special paint as needed. Easy to clean with soap and water.
Con's: It is prone to denting, sometimes even by hail storms. Easy to scratch, bicycles and balls cause permanent dents and dings. Has no insulating qualities by itself.
Since most people will call a contractor or two to get pricing, our mission is to allow you the homeowner to gather as much information about products, design, installation, pricing, colors, textures and so on all before you call any contractors. That way you will be able to talk to the contractors intelligently about your project and insure that you will get the very best job for the best price.
VINYL SIDING STYLES, research and compare the most popular styles
Creating that perfect look for your home is all about picking the right texture, size and color, so browse our vinyl siding styles to find the perfect fit for youCLAPBOARD SIDING, REVIEW THE DIFFERENT STYLES, TEXTURES AND COLORS
Clapboard Siding is made to look like horizontal planks of wood. Textures look like real wood grain and can vary from smooth finish to rough grain finish.DUTCH LAP SIDING OLD WORLD CHARM AND ELEGANCE
When you need a classic old world look, Dutch Lap camake it happen. Makes any home stand out with charm, style and elegance. When you need a classic old world look, Dutch Lap can make it happen.Board & Batten Siding, originally applied to early log homes
Traditional look of alternating wide and narrow cedar boards for the old rustic look, but todays board and batten vinyl siding is maintenance free!VINYL CEDAR SHAKE SIDING COZY, COMFORTABLE AND RUGGEDLY CHARMING
Vinyl cedar shake siding is a style so realistic you can almost smell the freshly sawn cedar. Perfectly suited to homes where a custom crafted look is the design objective.CEMENT BOARD SIDING IS DURABLE, LOW MAINTENANCE, AND WILL LAST 50+ YEARS!
Cement Board Siding looks like real wood but is resistant to fire, termites, rain, snow, mold, and warping. Has lower maintenance and xosts less than real wood.HOW TO BUY VINYL SIDING USING OUR THREE STEP PROCESS
Quick easy method to learn how to buy vinyl siding and learn what vinyl siding costs should be. Review styles, colors, textures and prices, with printable worksheets.
CertainTeed Vinyl Siding
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Board & Batten or Vertical Vinyl Siding. Click on pic to see more Board & Batten Styles
Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding
Cement Board Siding, sometimes called Concrete Siding or cement fiber siding.
Comes in all the basic styles and is more durable with less maintenance than wood siding.
Vinyl Siding Pricing
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