Vinyl Siding

JLC Field Guide: Vinyl Siding

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.

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Vinyl Siding Featured Articles

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Durable Details for Vinyl Siding

Cracking, splitting, and rippling of vinyl siding can usually be traced to poor... More

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The Danger of Installing Vinyl Siding in Cold Climates

Despite popular belief, vinyl siding does not always hang loose enough to dry... More

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On-Site With Solid PVC and Composite Siding

A veteran installer shares his hard-won experience installing premium... More

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Repairing Vinyl Siding

A cure for failing siding More

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Vinyl Siding Instruction

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Making Open-Joint Siding Work

Michael Anschel has a practical recipe for an innovative 100+-year exterior... More

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Trim Coil for Vinyl Siding

To avoid ripples, follow these simple rules More

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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... More

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Q&A: Fanning Clapboards

Q: I recently did some work in a house where the electrician found aluminum wiring... 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... More

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