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03:56PM | 06/28/01
Member Since: 06/27/01
1 lifetime posts
Can anyone give me feedback on Alside Vinyl?
I had a contractor show me an example of Alside Vinyl... but I would like to hear from someone first hand what they think of it & is it really worth the money. Any comments or suggestions would be appreaciated. Thanks, Cmondayblues

Jay J

04:18PM | 06/28/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi cmondayblues,

I can only give a few general 'pointers'.

Be sure the Contractor is insured and bonded. The material should be AT LEAST .044ml in thickness if it's a good quality price he's charging. Be sure you buy some extra siding for who-knows-what reason down the road. The same goes for some J-channel, corner trim, soffit material, and any other 'item' he's using in the install that MAY go out of 'style'. (See what I mean?) And get 2 more estimates in WRITING, then compare, then start asking questions. If you have a neighbor that's satisfied w/their Installer, consider them.

Perhaps others can help too. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: Now's the time to at least put in 'blocks' for additional hose bibs and electrical outlets. You can always punch the blocks (for either or) later on. These items (in the Vinyl Siding World) are called Accessories ...


05:38PM | 09/12/01
Member Since: 09/02/01
4 lifetime posts
I agree with Jay-J, however I would add this, take alook at the web site below, this product is one of the best.
Don't get me wrong, Alside is good, there is many good vinyl products out there, but after installing for over 30 years I find
Wolverine to give me the best job.

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