Overview

Today, vinyl siding can be found on the exteriors of homes, apartment buildings, assisted living facilities, office parks and other buildings across the country. Vinyl siding and accessories provide many of the traditional or modern looks that today's designers are trying to achieve on building exteriors. Over the past 35 years, vinyl siding has increased in popularity because of its durability, ease of maintenance, versatility and low installed cost. Currently, vinyl siding holds about 50 percent of the market share for exterior cladding products on residential and light commercial buildings.

Vinyl siding can be found in a wide range of styles including:

  • Clapboard

  • Dutchlap/Shiplap

  • Beaded panels

  • Shake

The coordinating accessories available from most vinyl siding manufacturers include:

  • Fascia
  • Corner posts
  • Gable vents
  • Window and corner trim
  • Crown molding
  • Shutters
  • Architectural accent panels
  • Gutters and downspouts

  • Scallops, diamonds, etc.


Vinyl siding and accessories also can be manufactured in a wide range of finishes and textures - such as horizontal or vertical wood grains - or in a smooth matte finish. These finishes and textures are incorporated into the product during the manufacturing process, so the look is crisp and consistent. Vinyl siding also can be formulated with variegated colors in a variety of shades, similar to stained wood.