A Few Thoughts Re: Vinyl Siding for Your Home

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While vinyl siding is not for everyone, millions of American homeowners have decided that it is exactly what is right for them.

While you can expect differences among manufacturers, siding systems generally include 12-ft. lengths of siding, window/door trim channel, J-channel, utility channel, corner moldings and metal starter strips.

In addition, vented and unvented soffits, as well as fascia covers, are available.

The siding must be installed over a flat surface – we highly suggest installation of foam insulation board prior to installing the new siding.

While rigid foam offers some insulation, its primary function is to provide a flat nailing surface. Both the rigid foam and siding can be nailed in place.

Vinyl siding comes in several styles and in a variety of colors; and vinyl siding and vinyl soffit and fascia can be cut with tin snips, a circular saw with a plywood blade or by scoring it with a knife and breaking it.

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