Vinyl Siding / Vinyl Cladding
Vinyl Siding / Vinyl Cladding is extruded from polyvinyl chloride homopolymer resin and blended with exclusive technology impact modifiers forming an extremely tough long-lasting cladding.
The colour is saturated through the product. Vinyl Cladding contains a colour protection formulation that uses the most advanced colour retention technology available. This means the cladding never needs painting. Vinyl Siding will not dent peel flake chip blister rust or corrode. It will hide scratches and is virtually maintenance free.
Vinyl Siding has been firmly established in Canada the US Australia and East Europe for over thirty years. Since the early days vinyl siding has come a long way in production materials durability installation techniques and style options. Today it is quickly becoming the best choice for home owners historic renovation commercial building public house contractors and builders. Vinyl siding is now used in approximately 50% of the market and in continuing to grow in popularity.
Vinyl Cladding will withstand extreme temperatures from -30C to 55C. It will not be adversely affected by extreme weather conditions. The application system allows for flexibility so it will not creak and groan with temperature change like conventional plastic systems and it does not buckle and bow.
Vinyl cladding has a moisture release system allowing it to be applied in any weather and to almost any surface. The system includes soffits fascias and trims to suit all applications whether domestic or commercial.
Vinyl siding for your exterior is an ideal choice due to it\'s durability beauty and affordable pricing. Vinyl siding requires minimal maintenance never needs painting is easy to clean and generally last between 30 and 50 years. It is also impervious to water and bugs and can vent moisture. Vinyl siding has a wide variety of styles and color combinations to meet the look you are trying to achieve. The cost of vinyl siding is usually cheaper than wood and will cost less for installation.
Installation of vinyl siding / vinyl wall cladding
The warranty given by the manufacturer will give you a good idea of how the product will handle severe weather. Different areas may have different wind codes that the manufacturer must live up to in order for installation of their product. One option KRS vinyl cladding comes with a 180-mph wind resistance guarantee when nailed properly.
Whether you are using tools to fasten your vinyl siding to a barn house mobile home steel structure cabin or shed you must be careful not to fasten the plastic panel to tight to the structure. Vinyl siding must literally hang from the side of the structure. The product must be free to move as it needs to be able to contract and expand with temperature changes. A 12-foot length of plastic siding can expand up to 5/8 inch. If this plastic siding is nailed to tightly to a structure it can buckle on a hot day. If you are wondering how to install vinyl siding so it doesn\'t buckle you will not want the nailheads to contact the hem. They should be left about 1/32 inch proud. However if nailed to loosely during installation the plastic panels will rattle and be noisy when the wind blows.
If you are learning how to install vinyl siding you will also wan to be careful of how close the plastic panels are to the trim. The plastic panels should not be butted tight to the trim. A quality conscious installer will leave about 1/4 inch of clearance or 3/8 inch in temperatures that reach below 40F. At the end of plastic panel courses at corners and door and window openings a trim piece called J-channel covers and conceals the resulting gap. You can ask your installer what measurements they use to get an idea of their quality. Other trim pieces offered by manufacturers to fit their custom vinyl siding options to improve appearance after installation include soffits rake boards and crown moldings. J-channels are one characteristic of vinyl that distinguishes itself from metal wood (cedar pine etc.) aluminum steel cement stone or log options.
Another characteristic specific to vinyl siding and not to wood or metal is that the plastic panels overlap. Wood or cement siding meet in an unobtrusive butt; however vinyl panels overlap by about 1 inch where they meet. The result is obvious vertical lines. There are two items that make these vertical lines even more obvious: thicker vinyl and double or triple widths of clapboards. Contractors with a focus on quality will have techniques to make the vinyl siding look seamless after installation. A quality installer will orient overlaps away from dominant views of the house. For instance they will run the panels from the back corner to the front of the house or on the front of the home the panels should be installed so it is seamless from a person approaching the front door.
Features and advantages of Vinyl Siding / Vinyl Weatherboard Cladding
I. Maintenance Free
There are a few main reasons people choose vinyl siding over wood (cedar pine etc.) aluminum steel fiber cement metal stone or log siding. People prefer the style or look appreciate the durability like the cheap cost and pricing and like that it is maintenance free. To keep your vinyl siding looking great and performing well you will want to do some maintenance on it however there is still much less required than other materials.
To keep your vinyl siding looking its best you will want to wash it occasionally to remove the mold mildew dirt and chalky oxidation that collects on the exterior. Power washers are generally not the best choice for cleaning because they can drive water behind the panels and cause too much moisture. The best cleaner to use is a mix of 30/70 vinegar and water and clean with a soft-bristle brush and a bucket. Another suggested cleaner or cleaning product is 1/3 cup of laundry detergent 2/3 cup of powdered household cleaner 1 quart liquid laundry bleach and 1 gallon of water. These cleaning products can be brushed on from the bottom up and washed off with a gentle hose.
II. Eco-friendly wall cladding materials
One of the most notable advantages to vinyl siding is its sustainability. These days nearly everyone is concerned with reducing their carbon footprint and the advent of so-called ÂgreenÂ home remodeling methods have become exceedingly popular Â and for good reason. You can enjoy exterior cladding that is not only extremely attractive and easy to maintain but also energy efficient and eco-friendly with KRS vinyl cladding.
Here are just a few of the ways in which vinyl siding is an environmentally conscious product:
1.Can be backed by a layer of insulation which limits energy waste and boasts the homeÂs overall R-value. As a result it can be easier for the homeÂs central climate control system to keep the temperature of the home regulated and may lead to savings on heating and cooling costs.
2.Generates minimal waste during the manufacturing process since excess vinyl can be reground and reused making the process extremely efficient.
3.Is far less wasteful in the installation process when compared to other exterior cladding such as brick veneer which can lead to thousands of pounds of excess building material.