Which Vinyl Siding
What are some of the vinyl siding terminology or FAQ's used in my free vinyl siding estimate?
Fascia: The fascia board is perpendicular to the ground, and is often most commonly described as the board that a gutter ( or where a gutter would go ) is attached to.
Rake Boards: Rake Boards are also perpendicular to the ground but travel along the roof slope ( A Frame ) of a typical roof and serve as a trim piece for the peak.
Soffit Board: The Soffit is usually parallel to the ground and can serve as an overhang for the house
Foam board insulation: Foam insulation boards used under your vinyl siding installation to provide a sturdier backing and improved insulation for your home.
Seamless gutter: Gutters that have been extruded on-site and cut to length so that there are no joined pieces, or seams along the length of the gutter.
Trim Coverage: A catch all term for covering the more detailed areas on a house such as window trim, fascia, soffit and rakeboard trim, door trim etc.
Housewrap: Weatherization systems for the exterior of the home designed to be installed under a typical vinyl siding estimate.
Square: Vinyl Siding is measured in Squares, which is 100 sq feet. For example a 21 square house would require 2100 sq feet of coverage.
Lap seam: the seam/overlap between adjacent vinyl siding panels
Cedar Vinyl Siding: Vinyl siding thicker and injection molded to mimic the look of wood shingles while affording the maintenance free characteristics of vinyl siding.
Mils: Thickness of vinyl siding is measured in units of measure called mils. Traditional vinyl siding will generally fall between 0.35 and 0.52 mils, while cedar vinyl siding will generally fall between 1.00 and 1.30 mils.