Posted March 16, 2013 by Michael J. Kora in Home Improvement

Color, texture and more: Vinyl continues to be America’s most-installed siding

Even though vinyl siding has historically been the most-used siding material in the U.S., its continuing advancements are enabling even far more option when it comes to two vital qualities desired by property owners: outstanding curb appeal and low upkeep. Add to this to the developing interest by property owners to save power and the escalating green measures getting taken by builders, and insulated vinyl siding stands out as a versatile decision.

Far more worth is becoming developed by marrying texture and toughness, making lovely and really durable houses. The toughest vinyl siding exteriors are code-compliant for hurricane zones and supply maximum attainable fire resistance ratings.

For instance, with a number of new stone siding profiles in its Foundry Stone Collection and the most extensive colour palette for cedar shake and shingle panels, Foundry premium vinyl siding by The Tapco Group has emerged as a cladding of selection in storm-prone and moisture-rich coastal locations. Its durability, low upkeep and limited lifetime warranty are variables producing it common in areas such as Virginia Beach, the Carolina coast and communities all through Alabama.

Unlimited by geography, Foundry siding is located nationally, from whole-property applications in Western New York and South Florida to gable accents in the Excellent Lakes and Mountain West.

&ldquoThe Foundry has wonderful looks and I like the fact that it meets the strict Florida building code wind load requirement,&rdquo says George Williams, owner of Precision Homecrafters, Birmingham, Ala. &ldquoWith the Foundry&rsquos cedar shake profile, until you walk up and touch it, you don&rsquot know that it&rsquos vinyl.&rdquo

Foundry siding&rsquos robust strength withstands the harshest circumstances. With a wind load exceeding 170 mph, it also features highest-rating Class 1(A) fire resistance and 60-inch per pound or more impact resistance. At the identical time, it is simply reduce with snips and comes in efficient five-foot panels so a single installer can quickly side the property.&nbsp

Homeowner Marsha Wallace had 27 squares of Foundry Siding installed on her Virginia Beach, Va. property. &ldquoEveryone who has observed the property is amazed when they get up actually close and realize it&rsquos vinyl siding. They don&rsquot believe it until they get up really close and examine it. It appears like brand new shake and doesn&rsquot look like your standard siding job at all,&rdquo Wallace says.&nbsp &ldquoThe freedom from upkeep is very eye-catching,&rdquo she adds.&nbsp

Williams also appreciates the low maintenance. &ldquoI put Foundry siding on my home,&rdquo notes Williams. &ldquoPeople see it and they truly like it.&rdquo

Manufactured from molds of actual cedar and stone, authenticity is constructed into these premium vinyl panels. In addition to the simple-installing 5-foot panel lengths, Foundry firsts consist of proprietary multi-tone Weathered Collection colors and the only stone siding profile – Foundry Stacked Stone &ndash featuring the finely-tuned detail of integrated grout lines.&nbsp

&ldquoA very important aspect is being upkeep-cost-free. The last factor that numerous homeowners want to do is literal &ldquohome&rdquo work. Time-saving items like The Foundry that lessen maintenance can be a enormous benefit for a lot of folks,&rdquo says Jonathan Wierengo, vice president of advertising for The Tapco Group. &ldquoYou have a versatile, big&nbspselection of warm and inviting colors that let the home stand out &ndash and you don&rsquot have to worry about painting.&rdquo&nbsp

The Foundry is a division of The Tapco Group,a U.S. Green Building Council member. For a lot more data, go to www.foundrysiding.com or call 800-771-4486.

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Michael J. Kora