Vinyl Siding / Vinyl Cladding
Vinyl Siding / Vinyl Cladding is extruded from polyvinyl chloride
homopolymer resin and blended with exclusive technology impact
modifiers, forming an extremely tough, long-lasting cladding.
The colour is saturated through the product. Vinyl Cladding
contains a colour protection formulation that uses the most
advanced colour retention technology available. This means the
cladding never needs painting. Vinyl Siding will not dent, peel,
flake, chip, blister, rust or corrode. It will hide scratches and
is virtually maintenance free.
Vinyl Siding has been firmly established in Canada, the US,
Australia and East Europe for over thirty years. Since the early
days, vinyl siding has come a long way in production materials,
durability, installation techniques and style options. Today, it is
quickly becoming the best choice for home owners, historic
renovation, commercial building, public house, contractors and
builders. Vinyl siding is now used in approximately 50% of the
market and in continuing to grow in popularity.
Vinyl Cladding will withstand extreme temperatures from -30°C to
55°C. It will not be adversely affected by extreme weather
conditions. The application system allows for flexibility so it
will not creak and groan with temperature change like conventional
plastic systems and it does not buckle and bow.
Vinyl cladding has a moisture release system allowing it to be
applied in any weather and to almost any surface. The system
includes soffits, fascias and trims to suit all applications,
whether domestic or commercial.
Vinyl siding for your exterior is an ideal choice due to it's
durability, beauty and affordable pricing. Vinyl siding requires
minimal maintenance, never needs painting, is easy to clean and
generally last between 30 and 50 years. It is also impervious to
water and bugs and can vent moisture. Vinyl siding has a wide
variety of styles and color combinations to meet the look you are
trying to achieve. The cost of vinyl siding is usually cheaper than
wood and will cost less for installation.
Installation of vinyl siding / vinyl wall cladding
The warranty given by the manufacturer will give you a good idea of
how the product will handle severe weather. Different areas may
have different wind codes that the manufacturer must live up to in
order for installation of their product. One option, KRS vinyl
cladding comes with a 180-mph wind resistance guarantee when nailed
Whether you are using tools to fasten your vinyl siding to a barn,
house, mobile home, steel structure, cabin or shed, you must be
careful not to fasten the plastic panel to tight to the structure.
Vinyl siding must literally hang from the side of the structure.
The product must be free to move as it needs to be able to contract
and expand with temperature changes. A 12-foot length of plastic
siding can expand up to 5/8 inch. If this plastic siding is nailed
to tightly to a structure, it can buckle on a hot day. If you are
wondering how to install vinyl siding so it doesn't buckle, you
will not want the nailheads to contact the hem. They should be left
about 1/32 inch proud. However, if nailed to loosely during
installation, the plastic panels will rattle and be noisy when the
If you are learning how to install vinyl siding, you will also wan
to be careful of how close the plastic panels are to the trim. The
plastic panels should not be butted tight to the trim. A quality
conscious installer will leave about 1/4 inch of clearance, or 3/8
inch in temperatures that reach below 40°F. At the end of plastic
panel courses, at corners and door and window openings a trim piece
called J-channel covers and conceals the resulting gap. You can ask
your installer what measurements they use to get an idea of their
quality. Other trim pieces offered by manufacturers to fit their
custom vinyl siding options to improve appearance after
installation include soffits, rake boards and crown moldings.
J-channels are one characteristic of vinyl that distinguishes
itself from metal, wood (cedar, pine, etc.), aluminum, steel,
cement, stone or log options.
Another characteristic specific to vinyl siding and not to wood or
metal is that the plastic panels overlap. Wood or cement siding
meet in an unobtrusive butt; however, vinyl panels overlap by about
1 inch where they meet. The result is obvious vertical lines. There
are two items that make these vertical lines even more obvious:
thicker vinyl and double or triple widths of clapboards.
Contractors with a focus on quality will have techniques to make
the vinyl siding look seamless after installation. A quality
installer will orient overlaps away from dominant views of the
house. For instance, they will run the panels from the back corner
to the front of the house or on the front of the home, the panels
should be installed so it is seamless from a person approaching the
Features and advantages of Vinyl Siding / Vinyl Weatherboard
There are a few main reasons people choose vinyl siding over wood
(cedar, pine, etc.), aluminum, steel, fiber cement, metal, stone or
log siding. People prefer the style or look, appreciate the
durability, like the cheap cost and pricing, and like that it is
maintenance free. To keep your vinyl siding looking great and
performing well, you will want to do some maintenance on it,
however, there is still much less required than other materials.
To keep your vinyl siding looking its best, you will want to wash
it occasionally to remove the mold, mildew, dirt and chalky
oxidation that collects on the exterior. Power washers are
generally not the best choice for cleaning because they can drive
water behind the panels and cause too much moisture. The best
cleaner to use is a mix of 30/70 vinegar and water and clean with a
soft-bristle brush and a bucket. Another suggested cleaner or
cleaning product is 1/3 cup of laundry detergent, 2/3 cup of
powdered household cleaner, 1 quart liquid laundry bleach and 1
gallon of water. These cleaning products can be brushed on from the
bottom up and washed off with a gentle hose.
*Eco-friendly wall cladding materials
One of the most notable advantages to vinyl siding is its
sustainability. These days, nearly everyone is concerned with
reducing their carbon footprint and the advent of so-called “green”
home remodeling methods have become exceedingly popular – and for
good reason. You can enjoy exterior cladding that is not only
extremely attractive and easy to maintain but also energy efficient
and eco-friendly with KRS vinyl cladding.
Here are just a few of the ways in which vinyl siding is an
environmentally conscious product:
1.Can be backed by a layer of insulation, which limits energy waste
and boasts the home’s overall R-value. As a result, it can be
easier for the home’s central climate control system to keep the
temperature of the home regulated and may lead to savings on
heating and cooling costs.
2.Generates minimal waste during the manufacturing process since
excess vinyl can be reground and reused, making the process
3.Is far less wasteful in the installation process when compared to
other exterior cladding such as brick veneer, which can lead to
thousands of pounds of excess building material.