Vinyl siding was first introduced to the exterior cladding market in the early 1960s and steadily grew in popularity over the next four decades because of its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. The product is manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride, a material that gives it impact resistance, rigidity and strength.
Today, vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding across the country. U.S. Census Bureau statistics show twice as many homeowners side their homes with vinyl than with any other material. The facts are that vinyl siding is available in a broad palette of colors, profiles and trims to assist architects, builders and homeowners in customizing their new construction and renovation designs, and can complement historical restoration projects.
In fact, vinyl siding offers more profiles than any other exterior cladding — including clapboard, Dutchlap, beaded, board & batten, shakes, shingles, scallops and other choices. These profiles are available in varying textures from deep woodgrain to smooth, which replicates sanded, sealed and painted wood. Specialty vinyl siding profiles can even convincingly simulate authentic rough-hewn cedar shakes.
Insulated Vinyl Siding: Foam insulated vinyl siding systems that provide thermal insulation benefits. We feature the following :www.alside.com
Two new products give vinyl siding a competitive edge by increasing its energy efficiency and enhancing its impact resistance. One product is an insulative foam underlayment, custom contoured to fit snugly behind hundreds of different brands and styles of vinyl siding. The other is line of vinyl siding products fused to a foam backing material, to create an all-in-one siding and insulation system.
By adding an additional foam insulation layer, the R-values of exterior walls are increased by R-2.8 to 3.3, depending on the profile, not including the vinyl siding. The manufacturer states that the foam is made from environmentally benign expanded polystyrene (EPS), which has thermal expansion properties nearly identical to vinyl siding, and moderate vapor permeability to allow the siding to breathe.
Fiber-Cement Siding: A durable exterior cladding material. We feature the following :www.jameshardie.com
For homeowners that want the look of wood but don’t want the hassles and costs associated with it, fiber-cement siding may be a satisfactory alternative. This product is available from several manufacturers in a variety of textures that are said to provide the appearance of wood. Fiber-cement siding should be more durable than wood -- it is termite-resistant, water-resistant, non-combustible, and warranted to last 50 years. Fiber-cement siding is composed of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber that has been autoclaved (cured with pressurized steam) to increase its strength and dimensional stability. The fiber is added as reinforcement to prevent cracking. The planks come in 5¼" to 12" widths and 5/16" and 7/16" thickness.
The cost of fiber cement siding is more than vinyl and less than stucco and wood siding, making it an affordable and durable product.
Custom Trim Wrap: Are you tired of painting year after year? Make your home maintenance free. We can custom trim wrap all your wood exteriors any shape, anywhere, with PVC coated aluminum coil, or with G8 acrylic coated aluminum trim coil. White is our most popular color, but we carry more than 30 colors for you to choose from.