Vinyl siding is durable and one of the lowest maintenance exterior cladding products available for homeowners. CertainTeed vinyl siding can be kept clean just by using a soft bristle brush and a bucket of soapy water. There’s no need for expensive repainting or caulking. Plus, our siding comes with a Lifetime Fade Protection. Choose from classic clapboard, dutchlap or beaded profiles in various styles, widths, and textures.
Picking the right siding for your house is a delicate balancing act between good looks, durability, maintenance, and affordability. With wood, vinyl, stone, brick, or stucco, you might get only two or three of these. But with fiber cement, a resilient mix of wood pulp and portland cement, you get all four.
Expert advice on how to install wood or fiber-cement lap siding, including how to prepare exterior walls and lay out siding for installation. Also called horizontal siding or clapboard, lap siding, may be made of wood, fiber-cement, plywood, hardboard, or similar materials.
The NAHB Research Center study was a 22-month field investigation in Maryland (mixed-humid climate) comparing structural sheathing moisture content of multiple conventional wall assemblies that had wall claddings ranging from brick to stucco to conventional and insulated vinyl siding.
A waterproof barrier paper and galvanized-metal screening are applied over wood walls before stucco is added to provide a good base for the stucco and protect the walls underneath. While stucco can be applied to homes with brick and stone surfaces, the classic look is commonly found on Mediterranean, ranch and Spanish-mission exteriors.
The look of stone is age old in some areas such as New England where dry stone walls are a signature of the local architectural style. David Croteau, owner of the Massachusetts company, Stoneyard.com, brings the look of dry stone into the veneer market with innovative products.
Offering the look of masonry, stucco or wood at a lower cost, fiber-cement siding has become a popular siding choice for many homeowners. Fiber-cement siding is low-maintenance, non-flammable and termite-resistant. Available in a range of styles and textures, factory painting or finishes are highly recommended.
CertainTeed offers a cedar shake style siding in our Cedar Impressions® Polymer Siding and Northwoods® product lines.The most realistic of polymer shakes and shingles, CertainTeed’s Cedar Impressions employs a process called TrueTexture™, in which real cedar shake boards are used to transfer their exact textures to the cedar shake siding product.