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Old 05-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Looking for good vinyl siding at a decent price... What manufacturer gives best bang for your buck? Is there a huge difference between .042, .044, or .046???
Any input would be greatly appreciated...


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Certainteed Monogram 46 is what you want to use. It's a very nice product to work with and it looks great when you are done. You don't want to go less the.046. That is when you see a house that looks wavy. You do not gain a lot by going thicker unless you wanted to use a foam backed siding. I find that to be a lot of extra cost that isn't worth it.

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There's lots of other factors that can cause waves.
Siding is hung from the wall not nailed tight to the wall. One nail to tight can cause it to wave, vinyl expands and contracts a lot, so the nails have to also be installed in the middle of the nailing slot and not be tight.

The profile also has a lot to do with it. I find that beaded siding buckes the least.

As a general rule the thicker the siding the better. It's cuts better, stays flat, is less brittle when cold.
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i agree with joe and i like napco or royal for siding
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So far, I've been looking at a .046 double 4.5" dutchlap siding made by ABTCO TimberCrest Plus. It's the only one my wife has been able to find a color she likes in... Anyone have any input on that brand? (Good or bad?)
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looks good
things to look for to me would be
how long in business
how long have they been in you area
where can you see there siding in use to see how it holds up in your area
what kind of warranty
how long has the company you are buying from been around and what is there reputation

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