Styles and thickness of vinyl siding

Deciding on a style and color of vinyl siding can drastically impact the curb appeal and value of your home. There are a few things to think about when making this big decision, including: color, texture, width of siding, and possible insulation under the siding.

Styles of siding: traditional lap double 4″, double 5″, single lap 6″, 7″and 8″, triple 3″, board and batten, cedar shake, traditional shake, hand-split shake, half-round (scalloped), shingle style, vertical, Dutch lap, shiplap, beaded seam, log style, wood grain and smooth finish.

The American Society of Testing and Materials requires vinyl siding be a minimum of .035 thick.

Here are some general vinyl siding thicknesses:

Builders grade – .040

Thin residential grade – .042

Standard residential grade – .044

Very thick grade – .046

Premium grade – .052 and above