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Why is vinyl so popular?

The color does not peel, blister or flake, so there is never the need to paint. Another advantage is that it does not contribute to termite infestation, rotting or moisture buildup.

Exterior Portfolio / Royal Building siding products are designed to be virtually maintenance-free and look great for years to come. Unlike wood-oriented strand board (OSB) or fiber cement, Exterior Portfolio / Royal Building Products vinyl siding never needs painting and is impervious to moisture. This means no painting, scraping or replacing boards - just a minimal amount of care will keep your home exterior looking new.

Vinyl siding has evolved, and today, it's known as much for its beauty and versatility as for its value. New color palettes, styles and textures allow for maximum customization, making vinyl siding easy to create the ideal exterior for any home. You can also choose from a full range of essential elements including soffit, trim and accessories to compliment or transform your home's architecture.

Homeowners who re-side their homes with vinyl often recover nearly 100% of the project cost when they resell their homes, making it one of the best returns of any home remodeling project. And with the lowest installation cost per square foot compared to wood, brick, stone and fiber cement, vinyl siding is a can't-lose choice.

Why Should I Consider Vinyl Siding?

Think about what area of your Chicago home is most visible. Without a doubt, it is the home's exterior! Even if it is only the front and one side, an impression of the home is still conveyed. In fact, it is an important impression because it often becomes the first impression of the entire home. If you aren't happy with your home's current curb appeal, new siding can create an amazing transformation of your home's look.

When to Choose Vinyl?

If you're looking for a beautiful, durable, virtually maintenance-free siding choice, Certainteed vinyl is your choice. We offer vinyl siding in a variety of rich colors, realistic textures, and popular styles. It never needs painting and lasts a lifetime. Plus, you can choose a version that features a layer of insulated foam for long-lasting energy efficiency.

Replacing Vinyl Siding? Here's What You Need to Know

When making upgrades to your house, it's helpful to understand the process so you can be an informed decision maker. Most people will choose to have a professional install vinyl siding, since it can be a pain to figure out and you can end up with costly mistakes. But knowing exactly how it works means you can hire the right person and understand their questions and processes. Here's the overview of how vinyl siding is installed ( contact us for more information).

Demo Day

It's clean-up time! First, your siding professional will take the old siding off your house. You'll probably need a dumpster to put it all in and for the bits of trash that come from the siding project overall. After he or she has cleared all the old siding away, the surface will need to be thoroughly cleaned of old nails and any remaining broken siding pieces or trim.

Get it Straight

If present, the building paper or housewrap will be replaced next. Then the siding installation will begin. First, the starter piece is installed at the bottom of the house, where the concrete and the wood framing meet. Then, the J-channel trim is installed at the top of the wall next to where the roof begins. Finally, the corners and the J-channel trim around the windows will be installed.

Wrap and Trim

If present, the building paper or housewrap will be replaced next. Then the siding installation will begin. First, the starter piece is installed at the bottom of the house, where the concrete and the wood framing meet. Then, the J-channel trim is installed at the top of the wall next to where the roof begins. Finally, the corners and the J-channel trim around the windows will be installed.

Fit it On

If there is a window on the wall, the siding will need to be cut to fit around the window. The final piece of siding will lock on the bottom as usual, but then instead of nailing the top it will slip up into the J-channel trim that was previously installed at the top of the wall.

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