Vinyl is a popular choice because it eliminates the problems typically associated with other forms of siding. Homes using Vinyl siding boast less cracking, fading, warping, and buckling. All of this means that your home’s exterior will maintain its look for much, much longer. Just like paint, Vinyl siding is available in a variety of colours and textures — it can also be made to imitate wood or cedar shake, brick, and even rustic log homes!
As a cost-effective and low-maintenance option, Vinyl siding is becoming increasingly popular with many homeowners. It’s energy-efficient and can be EnergyStar certified with foam backing. The extra foam backing results in 4x more insulation than regular siding offers, meaning you pay less money for heating.
There are many profiles of vinyl siding available in the marketplace today. Each style offers you a different look.
Horizontal Siding: Clapboard Vinyl Siding & Dutch Lap/Cove Vinyl Siding
The most common type of vinyl siding seen on homes today is Horizontal siding. There are 2 main profiles: clapboard and Dutch Lap, which is also known as Cove.
Each manufacturer has their own specific panel widths. They’re distinguished by a letter followed by the width of each bevel on the panel, such as D4.5″ or T3”.
More Vinyl Options
There are a few other specialty claddings outside of horizontal vinyl siding: vertical vinyl siding, board & batten, and vinyl shingles.
Vinyl & Aluminum Soffit
There are also many different options of soffit available for your home’s exterior you can choose from:
- Beaded Vinyl Soffit
- Standard Vinyl Soffit
- Aluminum Soffit