Are you interested in using vertical vinyl siding on your home to give it an updated look. As great as the natural products look, such as wood, it just takes too much work to keep them maintained.
Overview of Vertical Vinyl Siding
If you don’t want to have to worry about the upkeep then vinyl siding is the best choice as vinyl siding won’t warp or rot and never needs painting. Aside from an occasional good cleaning with a pressure washer and a vinyl cleaning solution, your siding should be absolutely maintenance free.
If you’ve seen vertical vinyl siding used on other homes before and really liked the look of it, you should definitely consider it as an option, as it gives that barn look to a home and actually makes a house look taller. There is also not much difference in the ratings and insulative properties compared to that of ordinary vinyl siding the only difference between horizontal and vertical vinyl siding is the placement. When siding your home for the first time or re-siding your home you should always make sure that a qualified and reputable vinyl siding installer and a good siding product is used.
The first question that comes to mind is how much does vertical vinyl siding cost? Of course the cost per square foot is going to dictate your decision. It would be wonderful to have the ultimate vinyl siding and door and window trims, but cost does matter.
CertainTeed manufacture a great selection of vertical vinyl siding products. Not only do they have quality siding, but their siding came with a limited lifetime warranty. They also had a line of door casings and window trims and vinyl corners to accent their siding.
Another vertical siding option you should look into is
insulated vinyl siding. the “Fullback” is a very good example of a high quality vinyl siding options, it has an ‘R” value rating which is five times that of conventional backing products used in vinyl siding. It has dent and sag resistant properties, and also has a vapor breather to prevent mold growth. Fullback insulated vinyl siding can save up to 20% in energy costs. Another benefit is that insulated vinyl siding adds between 20% and 30% more to the final cost of siding. It’s a cost you’d have to weigh out. If you’re planning on staying in your home at least five to ten years insulated siding may be a great investment, and it certainly can’t hurt when time comes to sell your home.
Work with a vinyl siding installer who is experienced installing the siding product you choose. Some vinyl siding manufacturers, such as CertainTeed, give training classes and certify installers. As always, before you hire anyone to do work on your home check with the Better Business Bureau for possible complaints and get references.
Types of Vertical Vinyl Siding
- Insulated Board & Batten/Single 12″ – Comes in 10″ wide board with a 2″ batten which creates a 12″ panel with the industry’s widest vinyl board span. It is ideal for whole house or as accent pieces. Insulated properties can increase overall thermal temperature of your home which will save you on heating and cooling costs. It is maintenance free and never requires painting. Has a class 1(A) rating for fire resistance. Many manufacturers offer a lifetime limited warranty. Finishes include a rough cedar.
- Board & Batten/Single 8″ – Is available in two lengths, 12’ 6” or 10’, It is ideal for whole house or as accent pieces. Comes in a premium thickness of .048”. It is maintenance free and never requires painting. Has a class 1(A) rating for fire resistance. Many manufacturers offer a lifetime limited warranty. Finishes include a rough cedar.
- Beaded Triple 2″ – This solid panel is designed for soffit, vertical vinyl siding, and porch ceiling pieces. It comes with a smooth finish which imitates professionally applied paint. Many low gloss colors to choose from. Comes in a thickness of .039”. Many manufacturers offer a lifetime limited warranty.
- Triple 3 1/3″ – Intended for soffit use only, but also be used for other vertical applications. Comes in a heavy duty .044” thickness for rigidity. Finishes include a low gloss matte finish which imitates freshly painted wood. Has a class 1(A) rating for fire resistance. Many manufacturers offer a lifetime limited warranty.
- Double 5″ – Comes in an extra-thick .046″ grade for maximum strength. It is designed for porch ceiling, vertical siding, and soffit usage. Its unique design helps ensure secure installation. It is also available in a wide variety of low gloss woodgrain colors and trims. Many manufacturers offer a lifetime limited warranty.
- Universal Triple 4″ – is available in vented, solid, and center vented panels. It is designed for porch ceiling, vertical vinyl siding, and soffit usage. It is also available in a wide variety of low gloss matte colors and trims. Available in a premium thickness of .040”. It is maintenance free and never requires painting. Has a class 1(A) rating for fire resistance. Many manufacturers offer a lifetime limited warranty.
Benefits of Vertical Vinyl Siding
Vertical siding comes in various color and texture options making many options available to make your home unique. As with most vinyl siding products, vertical siding requires minimal maintenance compared to your non-vinyl materials and can simply be maintained with a good wash even now and then with a high pressure washer. Vertical vinyl siding is easy to install as it has interlocking panels which allows quick installation. With vertical vinyl siding you will be able to create that ever popular board and batten look for your home. This style is popular as it resembles actual wood. Vertical siding will last for years as it is very durable, not to mention that it can be very affordable and readily available in the market place.
Costs of Vertical Vinyl Siding
The prices listed below should serve as a guideline to siding prices and are subject to seasonal change and differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. In the end the total costs will depend on the type of material used, the size of your home, and the cost of labor involved.
|Vertical Siding Types||Cost||Sq.Ft.|
|Vertical Vinyl Siding||$2600 – $8600||1000|
|Vertical Aluminum Siding||$3300 – $5000||1000|
|Fiber Cement Siding||$5800 – $14000||1000|
|Vertical Wood Siding||$3000 – $5200||1000|