I am trying to match our current siding after putting on an addition. I need 8 inch, single, vinyl siding in a cream/off-white. Apparently Certenteed only has white. Anyone know where I can get this?
Matching vinyl siding can be a real pain but if you are persistent you can find a good match. You can basically do the same thing the Pro's usually end up doing and that is:
- Remove a piece of the vinyl siding you want to replace and look for any identifying numbers or marks. (big pieces, like several feet, work best for this step).
- Remove a smaller piece for style, size and color matching. Usually something around 12″ works great.
- Break out the Phone Book and/or Online search for "vinyl siding materials", "vinyl siding suppliers", "vinyl siding manufacturers", and whatever else you can think of. Lumber yards & building supply stores often do carry vinyl siding. The goal here is to obtain a list of where you can buy vinyl siding in your area.
- Hit the pavement: Take your sample and your list of potential places the vinyl siding you are looking for might be found and see if you can find a match.
SO … as you can see … trying to find matching vinyl siding CAN be a pain but it's not impossible. Sometimes you'll find a match on your first try and other times you'll need to be a little more determined.
Hind Sight is 20/20
Our BEST ADVICE … IF YOU GET VINYL SIDING INSTALLED on your home … make sure … the contractor leaves a few extra peices of vinyl siding and trim in case you need a few pieces later on. Store it flat & protected. Most top quality contractors will recommend this and/or just automatically provide this for you. Hope this helps you!