A streamlined guide to understanding how vinyl siding meets important building codes.
Installation quick tips include installing your starter strip, installing siding around window and door trim, panel alignment and locking, and alternate applications to J-channel and utility trim. Click here for the complete Vinyl Siding Installation Manual.
The VSI Certified Installer Program is implemented by an independent administrator to ensure that individuals are properly trained to install vinyl siding (as well as soffit and accessories) consistent with ASTM D4756, the industry recognized installation standard. VSI recognizes individuals as Certified Installers based on a combination of work experience and successful completion of a course of training and examination.
Designing Style: A Guide to Designing with Today’s Vinyl Siding showcases nine house designs, each featuring a style used as a precedent from the Colonial, Romantic, Victorian and Eclectic periods of architecture. Each featured style offers an explanation of its distinguishing characteristics — typical profiles, colors, trim, and accessories — and how you can recreate or customize those styles using vinyl and other polymeric siding.
Why vinyl siding for today’s residential architectural designs? High-tech engineering; quality manufacturing; miniscule environmental impact; and an unparalleled choice of shapes, profiles, soffit, trim, accessories, finishes, and colors.
Whether it’s the simple beauty of the Cape Cod with its distinctive cedar shakes or the vastly eclectic look of a Queen Anne with its gabled façades and ornate embellishments, polymer-based solutions are up to the task. Vinyl siding, insulated siding, and polypropylene siding are the only exterior claddings with third-party product certification validated by an independent, accredited quality control agency. Because our siding products meet or exceed industry standards, and because our manufacturers generally offer lifetime warranties, you can rest assured that your designs will stand the test of time (and weather). Each certified product is also eligible for additional certification for color retention, so your designs won’t fade … literally or figuratively.