Not sure if you should hire a contractor or do it yourself? Not sure which siding material is right for you? Heard vinyl siding is a good value, but would like to study the facts? We’ve compiled the top questions here, with links to pages from this site that have the information you seek.
What Remodeling Projects Have The Best Payback?
While a bathroom addition and basement remodel still hold the top spots, it’s tough to beat siding and window replacement when it comes to recouping your remodeling investment dollars. Per 2019 Cost versus Value report, 75.6% of the value is paid back when you sell your home. You can enjoy your new look and energy savings today — and get most of your investment back when you sell your home.
What Are Hems, Locks and Butts and Why Should I Care?
Over the years vinyl siding has evolved, advancements in engineering and technology. Technological advancements and deliberate engineering have heightened durability, sustainability, and its realistic appearance. Vinyl siding locks tighter to your home, better withstands the weather, is easier to install and is available in a startling array of fade-resistant colors.
When you’re choosing vinyl siding, it pays to look not just at the outside, but what goes into each panel. Let’s take a look at how innovation has made siding better so you can make the best choice for your project.
What Is Insulated Siding?
Insulated siding is vinyl siding with rigid foam plastic insulation that may be laminated, or otherwise permanently attached by the manufacturer. Insulated siding provides the style, durability and sustainable benefits of vinyl siding, with the bonus of better energy efficiency. Available in styles similar to vinyl siding, but the widths are typically wider – 6” and 7”.
What Is Covered Under My Warranty?
Some of the things include technical support, manufacturing defects, excessive color fade, and limited hail damage. More information is included on the warranty support page.
How do I transfer my warranty?
Where appropriate, you and the subsequent property owners may transfer your warranty by providing written notice to us within 30 days after the date of transfer of ownership. For more details click here.
My Siding Is Dirty, What Is The Best Way To Clean It?
Georgia-Pacific® Vinyl Siding and Accessories products are some of the most durable building product materials available today for residential applications. In most cases, normal rainfall is sufficient to keep it clean. But, should your products need cleaning, we recommend the following procedures. Particular attention should be given to areas under eaves, porches, awnings and other overhangs that have limited exposure to the natural washing effect of rainfall.
What Is Certified Siding?
The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) is an organization responsible for setting the bar for vinyl siding quality through installation certification programs and product testing. They create the programs to certify the consistency and quality of vinyl and polypropylene siding. These programs are verified by an independent third party quality control agency, Intertek of York, PA.
Intertek tests against the industry’s quality standards (ASTM D3679 and ASTM D7254) twice a year, conducts unannounced manufacturing plan inspections, and reports their findings. In addition to the independent quality control verifications, VSI sponsors third-party verifications for vinyl siding color retention – further ensuring the integrity of product claims. If you would like more information on this please read further.
Is Vinyl Siding Green?
Many of us are looking for ways to live more sustainability. We want cars that use less fuel, household products that don’t waste resources with needless packaging, and food that hasn’t traveled thousands of miles to reach us. Green building is also a vital component of sustainability—one that can help reduce the environmental impact of your home and contribute to the long-term health of our planet. With manufacturers who are committed to using fewer resources, builders who work to reduce waste, and products that offer durability and improve energy efficiency, it’s easy to keep your construction project in-sync with your sustainability goals.
What Goes Under My Siding?
- Tape and seal joints
- Add insulation to the exterior wall studs
- Seal window and door frames
- Wrap your house with a protective barrier