Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding JLC Field Guide
Vinyl siding is made from extruded PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a durable lightweight plastic. It doesn’t dent, rot, or corrode, and is impervious to water. Older formulations may be quite brittle from extended exposure to ultraviolet light, however, these days most formulations are a co-extrusion of a UV-resistant capstock and a resilient substrate. Learn more

Vinyl Siding Featured Articles

Builder's Guide to Vinyl Siding
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Builder's Guide to Vinyl Siding

Though manufacturers are improving the appearance of vinyl siding and making... Read more

Better Results With Vinyl
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Better Results With Vinyl

A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl... Read more

Another Look at Vinyl Siding
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Another Look at Vinyl Siding

Manufacturers have successfully tackled some of the issues plaguing this low-cost... Read more

Doing Vinyl Right
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Doing Vinyl Right

When it comes to giving vinyl an authentic period look, the right details make all... Read more

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Vinyl Siding Instruction

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Q&A: Vinyl Siding Over Fan-Fold Foam

Q: Before installing vinyl siding over existing wood siding, we first install a layer of fan-fold foam insulation. Is the fan-fold foam an adequate weather-resistive barrier? Read more

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Q&A: Removing Vinyl Siding

Q: Can you explain the best way to unlock vinyl siding panels? We often run into vinyl when building an addition or cutting a new window opening, and would like to know how to remove and replace panels without destroying half a wall’s worth. Read more

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Vinyl Siding Revisited

From its early days of fading and cracking, vinyl has come a long way in quality and versatility. Read more

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