What's The Difference Between Polymer Siding & Vinyl Siding?
Are you confused about what brand of siding to consider for your home? It can be complicated to choose between the many different products available today. Once you decide on a brand, you'll then need to decide on the style, color, and other such things. And then, you'll need to know a little about the differences in the materials they are made of.
You can study the information about Polymer Siding and Vinyl Siding below. While there are differences, many people use the term vinyl siding even when the product is a polymer and not really the same. Give us a call if you live in the Columbus area and have questions about siding or would like to see a brochure and get a competitive estimate.
What Is Polymer Siding & How Is It Different From Vinyl Siding??
Polymer siding is most often used to create different designs rather than the standard horizontal or vertical vinyl siding style. The most common is the shake and shingle cladding in cedar styling.
The difference between vinyl siding and polymer siding is a little murky because vinyl is actually a type of plastic polymer and both are an engineered product. Polymer siding is made from polypropylene resin but vinyl is primarily made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin.
Polypropylene resin is a more neutral plastic, having only two elements: carbon and hydrogen. The basic structure of PVC, on the other hand, contains about 30% weight of the element Chlorine. Chlorine is not good for the environment, especially if incinerated because it produces toxins.
The difference between polymer siding and standard vinyl siding also lies in the process in which it is made. Polymer siding involves using an injection molding process to form certain dimensional forms in different sizes, textures, colors, and styles. The results are a lifelike product that looks very real.
Plenty Of Siding Designs To Turn Your Home Into Your Dream Home
Is the exterior of your home dull and boring with no pizzazz? Is the architectural style outdated? If so, Polymer Siding can transform your home. You will have many benefits when you choose Polymer Vinyl Siding from CertainTeed.
- Durable, High-Quality Vinyl Siding
- Options In Faux Stone Veneer
- Color Fast Durability
- Board & Batten Siding
- The Most Color Choices & Styles
- Solid and Weathered Cedar Colors
- Rough-Split Shakes
- Shingle Siding
- Board & Batten in Natural Clay
- Scallop Siding
- Insulated Siding
- The Look Of Real Cedar Without The Flammability
- Trim & Weathered Wood Roofing To Match
The Durability Of Polymer Siding
If having more color choices than anyone else doesn't do it for you, the durability of Polymer Siding might tip the scale when deciding brands. CertainTeed siding products are both beautiful and durable.
The siding is constructed with the highest quality materials. All CertainTeed siding and accessory products are backed by great warranties for the homeowner. Plus, they offer a low-maintenance exterior cladding that is easy to clean. They don't need regular tuckpointing, sealing, recaulking or repainting.
Insulated Vinyl Siding Is Perfect For Ohio
If you are tired of being cold during our Ohio winters, your home may need to be better insulated. Even if your home is properly insulated, you can achieve more energy savings with this type of siding.
CertainTeed is well known for manufacturing superior cladding systems that perform as well as beautify. The insulated siding system offers you an extra layer of protection against the climate. It is constructed in several different siding designs and comes in an array of colors.
Your Columbus Vinyl Polymer Siding Installation Contractors
GKG Roofing, Inc. only installs quality siding from CertainTeed. As authorized contractors, we know all there is to know about this siding product. We will install it properly so your home is well protected from the climate.
Our company has been helping home and commercial property owners in the Columbus area with exterior improvements for over 30 years. We focus on providing quality products that are reliable and easy to maintain. Feel free to call with any questions about Polymer Vinyl Siding.