Important Things to Know About Vinyl Siding
This is the thickness of the panel. The higher the gauge (or panel thickness), the better the panel. Thicker panels offer greater impact and weather resistance. Thicker panels also are more rigid so they will hang straighter and flatter against the wall for a more attractive finished installation. Owens Corning offers siding in gauges from economical .040" to premium .048".
Molded Wood Grain
Vinyl siding is molded with different wood grains to offer different exterior looks. Smooth grains tend to work well with homes with more traditional designs, but also work well with contemporary architectural styles. More pronounced grains tend to give homes a more rustic appearance.
By the Square
Vinyl siding is sold by the "squares." Each square of siding covers 100 square feet, and shipping cartons from the manufacturer contain two squares. You can estimate how many squares you will need for your house—determine the square footage of each side of your home and divide by 100. Don't worry about subtracting windows and doorways from the measurements. Add 10 percent to account for cutting and wastage. Summit Roofing provides free estimates which include properly measuring your home.
Style, Performance and Value
You can select the right siding for your home by considering the architectural style, the environmental conditions such as wind and hail, and your budget. Owens Corning has organized our siding lines into three series to help you focus on what is most important to you.
Design and Style
If you are looking for siding that brings out the unique design elements of your home's exterior, the Architectural Series offers a range of possibilities. Whether you like the distinctive style of Beaded or Narrow Plank panels, or you want to enhance your home with rich, real-wood color, this series fills the bill. There's even siding with the look of hand-cut cedar shakes or old-fashioned decorative scallops.
We can have very harsh weather and you want siding that delivers unmatched durability, Performance Series siding is built to last. In any weather, any season, it performs beyond your expectations.
We provide a high quality, affordable, Fundamental Series of siding that gives you the classic look of wood with none of the bother. Built to last a lifetime, you add value to your home and save money for years to come.
In addition to of styles and grains, we provide an excellent range of colors from which you can select.
Premier Plus—Owens Corning Premier Plus™ siding offers performance that endures, even in strong wind and hail. Its unique HangTuf ™ double nailing hem ensures that the panels stay put. Its tough .044" gauge vinyl construction resists dents. A 5/8" panel projection increases the rigidity of each panel to hang flatter and straighter. Best of all, Premier Plus siding is backed by one of the best warranties available. It is transferable, non-prorated, limited lifetime warranty from Owens Corning.