Unless, is the year you finally re-skin the house in vinyl siding. Vinyl siding — actually polyvinyl chloride plastic resin that is heated and extruded into sheets — has only been around for about 50 years and was developed as a cheaper alternative to metal siding back in the s. Colors were limited and those colors faded. Even well-cared for vinyl siding looked like… well… vinyl siding. But in recent years, the two most important components of vinyl siding — the quality of materials and the expertise of installation — have made giant leaps forward.
Breakdown of costs by materials and installation. Note: Each siding type in the table above is normally available in a wide range of quality and style options that affect material costs. Installation ranges from easy to difficult due to onsite factors which affect installation cost. The next section provides more details for each siding type, including its options and pros and cons. This is an extruded plastic material made from PVC resin for durability and resistance to the elements.
Today's vinyl siding styles include many different textures, shadow lines and colors to meet individual preferences. Vortex Extreme. Contractor's Choice.
Vinyl shake siding is low maintenance, durable, and resembles real wood shakes. The bottom piece here is a starter strip which is specific to this particular type of siding product. Once the trim is in place, you can begin installing the shake siding starting from the bottom working up. Mark angled pieces for cutting by laying another piece of siding along the angled surface you are trying to match. This will allow you to transfer the angle to a piece of siding temporarily mounted in the horizontal position.