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hobbyguy2002 01-25-2008 07:08 AM

certainteed products anygood?
I have a bid by a local contractor to reside my whole house. I know he does good work. His bid calls to use Wolverine American legend by certainteed. I am not sure about this product. A few of the other bids include a product by reynolds and comparing them the the wolvering thickness is .042 and the reynolds is .044 which one should I use the rynolds bids are much more but those bids want to use foam board or backer board.

redline 01-25-2008 07:56 AM

What is the warranty on these two products?

hobbyguy2002 01-25-2008 08:56 AM

Off the top of my head both are 5 years everything and than of course pro-rated "lifetime" of course I am sure both have small print that change the warrenty if the wind blows from the north temp goes over 90 your kid is left handed you know :no:

Kingfisher 01-25-2008 09:53 AM

Certainteed is good, but the company with the foam/backing board may be the better way to go. .02 is nothing to even consider in the choice.

HomeSealed 01-25-2008 05:06 PM

Choose the thicker siding. For one, both Reynolds and Certainteed make good products and probably offer comparable warranties, however it doesn't matter how good the warranty is, thinner siding will get wavy. I wouldn't go thinner than .044. Also for hollow core siding, some type of foam backer would be highly recommended-not just for insulation, but for giving the siding a uniform flat surface. I don't know if it is in your budget, but a foam-backed siding (foam is molded to back) would be the best choice.

hobbyguy2002 02-05-2008 09:02 AM

Ok another question. I think remodiling only leads to more question's. This all began as we needed a new roof now with a new roof we are pricing roof both metal and asphalt, siding facia and soffits, and new windows you have to love homeowership. A question on siding is that rynolds crossroads that we have priced is .050 thick and the foam backed is only .044 does it not have to be as thick because of the foam backing? which would be better. the foam backed is only $840 more for the job. should I go with the extra money and get foambacked. the house is only 16 years old so the walls are in decent shape.

PKHI 02-05-2008 10:48 AM

wolverine is the economy certainteed. Monogram is the only decent certainteed pannel but it sucks to install. Id go for Alcoa carvedwood or quest.

tdavis 02-05-2008 11:39 PM

We use Alside Charter Oak here and its a breeze to install and I think its .044 (?)

I like it.


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