Vinyl siding is plastic exterior siding, manufactured primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, and often used for homes for decorations and waterproofing.
It is available in a variety of thickness, and the most common ones range between .035 inches and 0.55 inches, while the premium brands range between .40 inches and .48 inches. They may also measured from different grades. An example of vinyl siding is the Royal Woodland double 4.5-inch designer siding. It comes in panels measuring 9 inches high by 16.25 feet long and looks like two wood-grained panels mounted on top of each other. It is 0.46 inch thick, has an exposure of 9 inches and projects 0.675 inch. It comes in 14 standard colors.
This siding also has a variety of colors and is typically sold in lighter tones, since dark colors absorb heat, which can damage siding. It’s a thin material that offers very little insulation. It is some of the most coefficient siding on the market. It costs $1 to $7 per square foot to have installed.
Strong wind gusts can tear loose any kind of vinyl siding, and thinner ones is more prone to cracking and sagging yet it has the ability to respond to temperature changes