5 Vinyl Siding Types

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There are many vinyl siding types that you can choose from ranging from liquid vinyl siding, which is extremely energy efficient, to traditional vinyl siding, which is termite resistant. Vinyl sidings are external wall coverings mainly composed of PVC and are used as replacement for wood siding used by home builders during the 1950s. Aside from the practical benefits of having vinyl siding installed at your house exterior, vinyl siding enhances the aesthetics of your house. Vinyl sidings are available in various textures, types and colors which are available for purchase at any local home improvement depot. Below is the list of the different vinyl siding types that you can choose from. Each type is unique to each other and serves different purposes.

1. Liquid Vinyl Siding

Liquid vinyl siding is an ideal exterior vinyl siding which requires minimal maintenance. Liquid vinyl siding looks like regular paint when seen from the outside but it is actually composed of the same materials as regular vinyl siding. The difference between the two is that liquid vinyl siding is efficient in reflecting heat away from the house, making it an energy saving vinyl siding option. Furthermore, liquid vinyl siding is very durable and can resist different outdoor elements well.

2. Board and Batten Vinyl Siding

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For a more rustic vinyl siding there is the board and batten vinyl siding which imitates the cedar boards installed on old houses. Board and batten vinyl siding is commonly used to restore old houses, maintaining that rustic, old look with the added benefits of having a vinyl siding.

3. Vinyl Shake Siding

Vinyl shake siding is similar to board and batten vinyl siding. The only exception is that vinyl shake siding can be used together with other vinyl siding types. This vinyl siding type is used by many homebuilders to give their homes that unique look different from other homes. Vinyl shake siding is ideally paired with brick vinyl siding and stone vinyl siding.

4. Solid Core Vinyl Siding

Solid core vinyl siding is the perfect vinyl siding if you want to give your house added protection against the changing weather elements such as heavy rain and snow. Solid core vinyl siding offers good insulation; and with the solid foam core inside the siding you can have a consistent vinyl siding look since you can install solid core vinyl siding flat on the wall surface.

5. Seamless Vinyl Siding

This type of vinyl siding is made-to-order in full lengths, rather than sections that are linked together. This means you will have no visible seams where the pieces meet each other. This is a more expensive option because it is custom made. To purchase seamless vinyl siding you have to provide exact measurements to the manufacturer who uses them as their cutting guide when fabricating your seamless vinyl siding.