Latest Discussions : Roofing & Siding


04:40AM | 05/07/05
Member Since: 07/07/04
4 lifetime posts
I am going to be buildig a house and am debating between Vinyl & Fiber Cement siding. Vinyl wouldn't be a problem with me except I can not find one that actually looks like wood (which is an appearance that can be obtained with fiber cement).

I guess my question is:

1) Are there any good vinyl sidings out there that look like wood?

2) Does anyone know of an independant site that compares the pros & cons of each? (I can only find comparisons done by manufacturers of each, witrh obvious results leaning toward the manuafacturers product.)

Any help or input would be greatly appreciated.


08:38AM | 05/08/05
Member Since: 08/07/04
16 lifetime posts
Take a look @ It is a new vinyl product made by Alside. It is awesome! It looks just like cedar, has an R5 insullation value, and comes in a 6" exposure. And, as opposed to fiber cement products, you wont have to worry about the weight, moisture, bad seams, or painting. It is takeing a big chunk of the fiber cement market here in Chicago.

The only downside is it is not available in all parts of the country yet.

Good Luck!


05:00PM | 05/19/05
Member Since: 07/07/04
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply. I ordered a catalog.

If anyone else has ideas, I welcome them.

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