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Value from the ground up

Vinyl siding’s lifetime value, installation advantages, ease of maintenance, accessories and warranties are why it is the #1 cladding choice in the U.S. and Canada.


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Protecting your investment

Exterior cladding has a vitally important job to perform. In addition to delivering curb appeal, siding must protect a home from the elements year after year without constant need of repairs or replacement.

Homes clad with certified vinyl siding will never chip, crack or peel; insects will never infest it; the siding won’t absorb water, so it won’t swell, rot, or mold; and properly installed certified siding  won’t come loose even when the wind assaults it at 110 mph.  And if siding is also certified for color retention, it will maintain its vibrant hues.

Further assurance of durability is provided by warranties offered by vinyl siding manufacturers that are among the longest and strongest in the exterior cladding industry.


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Official List of Certified Products and Colors

Vinyl and other polymeric siding, including insulated siding, are the only exterior cladding with product certification administered by an independent, accredited quality control agency that ensures products meet or exceed industry standards for performance. Hundreds of colors are also certified to meet or exceed ASTM standards for color retention, so you can be sure they will resist major color changes in a variety of climates. Currently, more than 800 products and more than 400 colors are certified to meet or exceed international standards for quality and color retention.

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Rainscreening Performance

When properly installed, vinyl siding and insulated siding effectively shed and divert water — the process known as rainscreening. The rainscreening performance of vinyl siding has been recognized by U.S. and Canadian code and regulatory agencies, giving vinyl siding a significant advantage over other exterior cladding that do not vent (drain) moisture.

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Certified Vinyl Siding: Quality and Color You Can Count On

Learn more about the specific performance standard, ASTM D3679, that vinyl siding must meet or exceed in order to be certified. Once a product is certified, it can achieve addition certification for color retention.

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Polypropylene Siding: Certified for Performance

Like vinyl siding, polypropylene is another polymeric siding with its own unique quality standard and performance characteristics. It’s certified with independent, third-party verification to meet or exceed ASTM D7254.

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Certified Insulated Siding: Quality and Comfort You Can Count On

In addition to the performance requirements of certified vinyl siding, insulated siding must meet or exceed a minimum thermal resistance value, per ASTM D7793. Homes clad with certified insulated siding are assured that continuous insulation will help prevent heat from escaping in winter and entering in summer through the exterior wall’s framing studs.

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Vinyl Siding is Durable

While light weight, today’s vinyl siding is engineered to optimum stiffness and stability to withstand winds of at least 110 mph and resist impact as well. Vinyl siding never absorbs water — unlike fiber cement, brick, and wood that can hold water leading to rot, mold, and/or poor indoor air quality.

Hundreds of profiles, colors, shapes, trim, and accessories

With an unmatched selection of profiles, shapes, textures, and colors, vinyl and other polymeric siding can play a beautiful role in exterior design, and look great year after year.

Hundreds of diverse products are certified to meet or exceed ASTM standards for durability and weatherability, and color retention, too.

Visit the photo gallery for examples of:

  • Popular architectural styles using vinyl and other polymeric siding
  • Horizontal and vertical profiles
  • Shakes, scallops, fish scales and other accent and whole house profiles
  • Varying textures, from smooth to deep wood grain
  • Beaded, clapboard, and Dutchlap designs
  • Colors, including barn reds, hunter and sage greens, deep blues and more
  • Historic renovation
  • Multi-family, mixed-use and commercial construction

INTDesignStyle

Designing Style: A Guide to Designing with Today’s Vinyl Siding

See how to bring popular architectural styles to life with the lasting beauty of vinyl and other polymeric siding. Developed in collaboration with experienced architects, designers, builders and manufacturers, this award-winning reference tool is filled with information, inspiration, and insight.

Review sample pages from Designing Style

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Siding with Neighborhoods

“Traditional Neighborhood Design” or “New Urbanism” demands individuality and distinction. Unleash the aesthetic versatility of vinyl and other polymeric siding to create undeniably appealing communities and outdoor spaces.

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Siding with History

In community after community, vinyl and other polymeric siding have been found to uphold historic restoration standards. See how the wide selection of profiles, trim, and colors beautifully capture historic periods and styles, all with modern, low-maintenance performance.

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Vinyl Siding is Beautiful

Any look — historic to contemporary — can be achieved with today’s vinyl siding, which has the widest selection of styles, shapes, and colors than any other finished exterior cladding.

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Official List of Certified Products and Colors

Vinyl and other polymeric siding, including insulated siding, are the only exterior cladding with product certification administered by an independent, accredited quality control agency that ensures products meet or exceed industry standards for performance. Hundreds of colors are also certified to meet or exceed ASTM standards for color retention, so you can be sure they will resist major color changes in a variety of climates. Currently more than 800 products and more than 400 colors are certified to meet or exceed international standards for quality and color retention.

Continuous insulation over exterior wall studs

The studs in exterior walls can be a major culprit in reducing a home’s energy efficiency. They create “thermal bridging,” which occurs when materials with poor insulating properties contact each other, allowing heat to flow through.

Insulated siding is vinyl siding with rigid foam insulation that is laminated or permanently attached to the panel. Now certified to meet or exceed ASTM D7793, it works like a blanket over the studs, reducing thermal bridging so more hot air stays outside in summer and more warm air stays inside during winter — reducing energy use all year long.

By reducing the thermal bridging effect, insulated siding can help qualify homes under the ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes Program.


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Insulated Siding as Home Insulation: Guide for Users and Energy Raters

This comprehensive guide will show you:

  • How insulated siding qualifies to meet the requirements of energy efficiency programs, including ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes Version 3
  • How insulated siding products are tested
  • Proper installation techniques necessary to achieve energy performance

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Certified Insulated Siding: Quality and Comfort You Can Count On

In addition to the performance requirements of certified vinyl siding, insulated siding must meet or exceed a minimum thermal resistance value, per ASTM D7793. Homes clad with certified insulated siding are assured that continuous insulation will help prevent heat from escaping in winter and entering in summer through the exterior walls framing studs.

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Siding with Energy Efficiency

Discover how insulated siding helps contribute to achieving points in the leading green building certification programs.

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Insulated Siding Infographic

See how insulated siding reduces the energy-robbing effects of thermal bridging.

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Insulated Siding Performance Study

An independent study confirmed insulated siding’s outstanding energy performance.

Vinyl siding is verifiably green

Concerned about how product choices affect the environment? Vinyl siding delivers verified environmental benefits to help make and keep homes green.

Throughout the processes of manufacturing, transportation, installation, service life and waste management, vinyl siding scores well on tough environmental measures — hands down better than brick or fiber cement.


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Vinyl Siding Verifiably Green

Start here for a snapshot of vinyl siding’s superior green performance.

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Siding with the Environment

An at-a-glance reference with the latest information on vinyl siding’s green benefits.

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Verifiably Green

This brief video highlights vinyl siding’s exceptional green performance, well surpassing both brick and fiber cement.

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Today’s Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green

Sustainable Solutions Corporation, a sustainability consulting firm, collected data from published studies, manufacturers, and in a large part from Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)®. BEES was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a way to compare hundreds of building products, including a range of exterior cladding options, and provide analysis of their life cycle impacts. This report summarizes these findings.

Cost-effective manufacturing, light-weight installation — saving you time and money

There are hundreds of reasons why you’d want to clad your buildings in vinyl siding, least among them is cost. But truth be told, vinyl sided homes that retain their beauty with nothing more than soap and water are also the least expensive to build and remodel.

Vinyl siding and insulated siding have the lowest total installed cost of any other exterior cladding.


Compare Vinyl Siding’s Total Installed Cost With Other Cladding

*Dollars per square. (Square covers 100 sq. ft.) Source: R.S. Means 2014 Residential Cost Data.

  • VINYL SIDING
  • $201
    TOTAL
    • Material $97
    • Labor $104
    • Paint/Stain $0
  • FIBER CEMENT
  • $300
    TOTAL
    • Material $121
    • Labor $124
    • Paint/Stain $55
  • POLYPROPYLENE
  • $415
    TOTAL
    • Material $287
    • Labor $128
    • Paint/Stain $0
  • STUCCO
  • $472
    TOTAL
    • Material $94
    • Labor $318
    • Paint/Stain $60
  • WOOD SIDING
  • $550
    TOTAL
    • Material $414
    • Labor $87
    • Paint/Stain $49
  • BRICK
  • $935
    TOTAL
    • Material $400
    • Labor $535
    • Paint/Stain $0

 

Always start with the facts

We know that you have your choice of exterior cladding. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions by providing independently verified facts. As the most popular exterior cladding in the United States and Canada, vinyl siding gets its share of criticism, but  much of that rhetoric is outdated, inaccurate or intentionally misleading.

Be sure you have all the facts. See how vinyl siding stacks up against other popular cladding products.


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Vinyl Siding vs. Brick

According to RSMeans 2014 Residential Cost Data, the total installed cost of building or remodeling with brick is nearly five times more than vinyl siding, yet the facts prove that vinyl siding’s lifetime value, variety of design options and low installed cost compare favorably to brick when compared side by side.

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Vinyl Siding vs. Fiber Cement Siding

Misinformation has been published about the environmental performance of vinyl siding, as well as vinyl siding’s color selection, durability and weather resistance. Here are the facts.

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Vinyl Siding vs. Fiber Cement

Thinking about building or remodeling with HardiePlank? Much of what you hear, especially if it comes from the makers of HardiePlank, is misleading or simply not true. See how vinyl siding truly compares in preference, performance and sustainability.

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Reality Check: Vinyl Siding vs. James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

We know you have a choice in exterior cladding. Be sure you make informed decisions based on objective data — not a manufacturer’s marketing claims.

Choose independently certified products and installers

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Vinyl siding, including insulated vinyl siding, is the only exterior cladding with a product certification program administered by an independent, accredited quality control agency that ensures products and colors meet or exceed industry standards; and a certified installer program with validation by an independent, third-party administrator to ensure that installers demonstrate knowledge of industry-accepted application techniques.

VSI Product Certification Program
More than 98 percent of vinyl siding manufactured in the United States each year – covering more than 800 products and more than 400 colors – is certified through the VSI Product Certification Program. Through twice-yearly, unannounced inspections of manufacturers and rigorous testing, the quality control agency ensures that certified products:

  • Withstand the impacts of recommended installation procedures
  • Lie straight on a flat wall and does not buckle under normal conditions
  • Weather the effects of sunshine, rain and heavy winds of at least 110 mph
  • Meet manufacturers’ advertised specifications for length, width, thickness and gloss
  • Are available in a wide variety of attractive colors, with an independent process to certify colors for color retention.

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VSI Certified Installer Program
The VSI Certified Installer Program recognizes a combination of work experience, successful completion of a training course, and demonstration of knowledge of vinyl siding installation techniques based on industry industry-accepted standards. Currently, more than 2,700 installers are certified by an independent, third-party administrator.


OfficialCertifiedList

Official List of Certified Products and Colors

Vinyl and other polymeric siding, including insulated siding, are the only exterior claddings with product certification administered by an independent, accredited quality control agency that ensures products meet or exceed industry standards for performance. Hundreds of colors are also certified to meet or exceed ASTM standards for color retention, so you can be sure they will resist major color changes in a variety of climates. Currently more than 800 products and more than 400 colors are certified to meet or exceed international standards for quality and color retention.

CertifedVS

Certified Vinyl Siding: Quality and Color You Can Count On

Learn more about the specific performance requirements in ASTM D3679 that vinyl siding must meet or exceed in order to be certified. Once a product is certified, it can achieve additional certification for color retention by meeting or exceeding ASTM D6864 (solid colors) or ASTM D7251 (multi-hued) and as verified by an independent, accredited quality and control agency, which reviews two-year, outdoor weathering data on each product color.

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Polypropylene Siding: Certified for Performance

Like vinyl siding, polypropylene is another polymeric siding with its own unique quality standard and performance requirements. It’s certified with independent, third-party verification to meet or exceed ASTM D7254.

CertifiedInsulatedSiding

Certified Insulated Siding: Quality and Comfort You Can Count On

In addition to the performance requirements of certified vinyl siding, insulated siding must meet or exceed a minimum thermal resistance value, per ASTM D7793. Homes clad with certified insulated siding are assured that continuous insulation will help prevent heat from escaping in winter and entering in summer through the exterior walls framing studs. Once a product is certified, it can achieve addition certification for color retention.