Vinyl Siding Depth

stuckInMNOctober 11, 2013

Hi all....hoping for some input on a siding question. I am replacing the aluminum siding on my home with insulated vinyl (Certainteed Cedarboards - Clapboard) and I need to decide on a size. D4" is what I got an estimate for....but I was wondering if D6" would look nicer.

Does it depend on the size of your home? How do you choose the best looking size? I've been driving around checking other homes. Most in my neighborhood are 3" or 4".

Google is not my friend right now...I can't find anything that gives you a general idea on what to pick. Does it depend on the height/width of your home?

Any input would be appreciated!

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6 inch is most realistic or the 7". When is the last time you saw wood siding that was only 3 or 4 inches wide, i prefer Crane " solid core" siding over certainteed by a mile.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 1:37PM
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3 and 4" exposure is the norm for late 19th century to early 20th century homes in my area.the 50'slate 70's is when the wider stuff came into fashion. Most vinyl siding is done in 4" and cement board at 7". The last time I have seen siding that had 3 and 4 " exposure was today,pretty much every day before and I expect to see it tomorrow. It'll come down to cost and preferable preference. You do want to get a nice product when going that wide.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 2:57PM
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LOL, nice Todd.
I'd actually agree, but perhaps it is a regional thing.
@stuck, it depends on your personal preference and the style of your home. 4" got very popular with vinyl because hollow core vinyl will have more tendency to wave and buckle as the reveal gets taller. The insulated siding takes care of that, enter the 6 and 7" choices. The 6" choice is most popular around here, as most folks like to mimic the look of traditional cedar siding.
On product, I have not used the certainteed, but I've used Crane, Alside/Revere, and Variform all with good results.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 4:45PM
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I do like the charter oak by alside with full back. Its a nice panel.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 5:40PM
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Alside's Charter Oak and Prodigy are our two most popular panels by large margin.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 7:38AM
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