Teach me about vinyl siding.
June 8, 2007 11:21 AM Subscribe
Our house needs new siding, and we've had several siding contractors out to give us quotes. There's not a lot of talk about materials though - is this normal?
posted by Nodecam to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We're in Saskatchewan, so we also want to get some insulation put on at the same time. One of the contractors offers InsulPlank
, which looks like a good product. In particular, I like the fact that the insulation will give the siding more structure, presumably helping it to keep it's shape and prolonging it's life. This is in contrast with just putting up an inch thick slab of styrofoam under the siding, which will just make the house that much bigger on the outside.
Have you installed vinyl siding, or better yet, something along the lines of InsulPlank? It's a lot of money, so I want to make sure we're not doing it again in 5 years (or even 10 or 15.)
Advice, experiences and tips more than welcome