Beauty, Durability & Value are all cornerstones to the vinyl siding products that we recommend. Starting with great products is just the first step; as with any product, attention to detail and expert craftsmanship are a must to achieve an exceptional finished installation. This is something that many siding companies claim but few actually achieve.
Choosing the Right Vinyl Siding
The first thing to look at is panel thickness
If a panel is too thin it can show imperfections from the wall underneath. This (in my experience) has been the number one objection to vinyl siding and in most cases could have been avoided if a thicker panel had been used.
Thicker panels do cost more but if your contractor is worth his salt, he will give you a price breakdown and it should only be in the hundreds opposed to the thousands for the upgrade. Here are the panel thickness breakdowns: Builder Grade (.040), Thin Residential Grade (.042), Standard Residential Grade (.044), Thick Residential Grade (.046) & Super Thick Grade (.050). These are the benchmarks as per our experience and should give you a great idea of the quality of the panel you are buying.
The second thing to look at is the manufacturer
**Inside Scoop** Few people like to talk about this but I feel that giving you honest up front information will help make you an educated consumer and improve this industry as a whole. Not to mention make your siding purchase a pleasant one that you can enjoy for many years to come.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many people contact us trying desperately to find siding to match their installed vinyl siding that received damage due to Bar-B-Q’s, Weed Eaters & Hail or to match for a new addition. If they don’t make the product any more… insert expletives. Don’t get put in this position folks. Pick a manufacturer that has been around for a while and make sure they are the ones who actually make the product. Why? Because times change. Companies fail. And even the main manufactures discontinue colors & product lines. So, keep it basic, stick to the main manufactures and the standard colors because if they don’t make it anymore… well, you can’t get it.
The Top Brand And Manufacturer For Vinyl Siding
Royal Building Products
Royal Vinyl Siding Products logoRoyal Building Products is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of vinyl siding. They have the industries strongest warranty and believe me this company stands behind their products 110%. We’ve seen them go above and beyond to make their customer happy. They’ve establish themselves as leaders in the industry and a role model many other corporations should emulate.
Certainteed has established themselves as #1 in brand use for their vinyl siding products. If you haven’t noticed yet, we only suggest quality products that have proven themselves in the industry – today. Certainteed is “Cream of the Crop” when it comes to vinyl siding products.