At Pinnacle Roofing, our contractors install all types of siding. The main types of siding are manufactured using vinyl, wood, cement, or engineered materials. Each material has its own unique benefit, and in some cases, weakness. For instance, vinyl siding is maintenance-free and will last a long time but can be susceptible to color fading (especially on south-facing exposures). We have provided an overview of each siding material below, with some of the pros and cons.
Many terms are used to describe the different siding options.
Some common terms for siding are:
- Lap siding: Lap siding comes in horizontal sections that are generally between 10” to 12” in width and standard sizes from 12’ to 16’ in length.
- Vertical siding: Vertical siding runs up and down on the home and comes in four feet by eight feet panels.
- Profile: The profile of the siding defines how large each piece of siding is, the number of laps (if any), and or the distance between the laps.
- Projection: This is the distance the siding extends out from the house. Some siding types are more concave or curved, while others are perfectly flat.
- Embossment: Embossment is the pattern, texture, or design on the siding.
- Double 4: In horizontal siding applications, the spacing between each siding board is designated using this term. The double 4 designation means that each siding piece installed has four inches of spacing in between it.
- Double 5: The double 5 designation means that each siding piece installed has five inches of spacing in between it.
- Triple 3: The triple 3 designation means that each siding piece installed has three inches of spacing in between it.
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Vinyl is the most economical siding choice. It is relatively easy to install, and an entire home can be sided in a short period of time. In many cases, vinyl siding can be installed over a home’s existing siding, which lowers cost. Other than cost, the other major benefits of vinyl siding are that it is maintenance-free, available in a variety of differing profiles, easy to clean, and will not rot.
The main drawback to vinyl siding is that it can fade and may crack if hit by hail, a rock, or some other object. When purchasing vinyl siding, the thickness and ultra-violet rating are two important specifications to look at. Thinner vinyl siding usually has a poor ultra-violet rating, causing it to fade within a few years. Higher quality siding will be more expensive but will be less likely to fade and will be less susceptible to cracking.
If vinyl is the right choice for you, our contractors will steer you towards the highest quality materials and profiles that will look the best on your home.
Wood siding is the most traditional and time-proven method. With proper maintenance, wood provides a sophisticated look to a home and can be modified for a custom look and finish with greater ease than other siding products. The two most common types of wood siding are horizontal lap siding and vertical panel siding.
It is common for wood-paneled siding to rot along seams, near areas of the home that water runs next to, and towards the bottom of the panel runs. Replacing paneled siding is very costly due to the amount of labor required. We specialize in spot repairs and can even install trim along rotted areas on the bottom of the home to minimize cost.
Due to the versatility of wood and ability to create a classic custom look, it can be a great, time-proven choice for your home.
Cement Board Siding
Cement board siding gives a similar look to wood but requires less maintenance because it is rot-free. If installed properly, this product will last a long time.
Improper installation can lead to flapping boards, sagging, and bowing. The material is very strong when installed but is susceptible to breaks and cracking when installing and cutting.
We have also noticed that it does not caulk or paint the same way that wood siding will and can show imperfections along the seams and corner details. Therefore, it is important to hire an experienced siding installer for this product.
Due to the durability of cement board and superior break resistance, this product could be the last siding installation you will ever need.
Engineered siding is made using a variety of different materials. It has the appearance and feel of wood but is not made from solid wood. The materials are often dipped in a resin or preservative to increase the product’s longevity. Engineered siding has become an excellent alternative to wood or cement board as methods and materials have improved. We have installed a variety of siding projects using LP products and are pleased with the look, quality, and price.
Like wood siding, engineered siding does need normal maintenance (cleaning, painting, caulking) every five to 10 years. However, if properly maintained, it can last 50 years or more.
Engineered siding is a fantastic choice for homeowners that enjoy the classic look of wood, but also want durability at an economical price point.
For more information or a free consultation, contact our team members. We are willing to help you determine the right product for your home’s next siding project.
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