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Vinyl Siding

As the most popular home siding option in the U.S., there's plenty to learn about vinyl. So let's get started – with The Ultimate Guide to Various Types of Vinyl Siding! Should you consider a vinyl siding system and quality siding installation for your home? We want to help you make an informed decision on whether or not you should choose this type of siding material. This article is aimed to help you understand more about the various types of vinyl siding, the pros and cons of vinyl vs. other types of siding, and why the product remains so popular.
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What is Vinyl Siding?

Let’s begin the guide by exploring what vinyl siding is. Vinyl siding is plastic exterior siding for a house, used for structural protection, boosting curb appeal and weatherproofing. This material imitates wood clapboard, board and batten, or shakes, and can be used in place of other more expensive materials, like stucco or fiber cement siding.

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What is Vinyl Siding Made Of?

Vinyl siding is mostly made up of extruded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that contains additives, such as:

  • Colorant material used to create the many various vinyl siding color options.
  • Acrylics and acrylate acrylonitrile added to the cap stock for durability, strength and fade resistance.
  • Lubricants to allow the material to pass easily through the extrusion equipment.

In the manufacturing process, two layers of vinyl are extruded, one on top of the other. The material is still hot, so the layers fuse. The lower layer is called the substrate; the top layer is the cap stock. The layers are inseparable.

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Vinyl Siding vs. Stone, Brick and Veneer Siding

These siding options offer the lowest maintenance for the average homeowner, but can become very pricey depending on which material you choose. Vinyl is an affordable option; veneer comes next, being slightly more expensive than vinyl; brick is about three times as expensive as vinyl and stone can cost up to six times as expensive.

Here are the advantages enjoyed by brick, stone and brick or stone veneer:

  • Brick and stone siding produce a more traditional, elegant look
  • They provide better insulation and resistance to sound from outside
  • Brick and stone hold up very well to wind, flying debris, hail and other objects
  • These materials won’t burn readily and will produce lower insurance rates than a house sided in vinyl valued at the same price

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