Vinyl siding manufacturers are offering more choices in aesthetics and technological advances than ever. Two that we like to use for both new construction and for vinyl siding replacement are Mastic by Ply Gem and Market Square by Royal Building Products.
Vinyl siding has long been a go-to exterior cladding material for contractors and homeowners. It comes in a wide variety of colors and textures and is readily available and affordable yet requires little to no maintenance. Because it is made of vinyl, a tough synthetic material, it typically holds little interest for insects, pests or birds like woodpeckers. It sheds moisture readily and won’t warp or twist. It’s also relatively easy to install, making recladding a quick yet dramatic makeover for a home.
Vinyl sidings are often manufactured in a paired extrusion process that matches a cap layer to a substrate layer. Each layer contains the manufacturer’s proprietary additives and coatings designed to improve a siding’s performance or make it last longer.
Quality vinyl sidings are designed for longevity and address key features that are essential for a cladding that will come together for a beautiful exterior presentation and last against the elements long term.
A Ply Gem product, Mastic is a premium siding brand with proprietary technologies designed to protect a home from every weather challenge. Mastic’s vinyl sidings come in a full spectrum of colors and styles representing lap or clapboard siding, Dutch siding, vertical siding, board and batten, and shake and shingle siding, for example, with each series offering unique qualities.
- Structure Home Insulation System siding couples vinyl siding technologies with high-performance foam to create continuous insulation that keeps your home warm in winter and cool in summer.
- Quest siding features a maintenance-free yet “tornado-tough” design to withstand even the strongest winds—up to 190 miles per hour.
- Carvedwood•44 is thicker than Mastic’s other vinyl sidings and comes in deep, rich colors protected by Mastic’s SolarDefense Reflective Technology.
- Board + Batten Designer Series siding—while designed to be architecturally striking—incorporates Hang-Tough Technology, increasing resistance to cracking, impacts and thermal distortion.
In addition, Mastic has its Western Extreme, Charleston Beaded, Ovation, Mill Creek, Eclipse, and Cedar Discovery series of vinyl sidings complete with additional impressive technologies like the C-LOK Continuous Locking System, double-thick nail hems, the Duranyl 5000 UV Protection System and Kynar 500 Protection color-retention coatings as well as Mastic’s VIP Limited Lifetime Warranty. Whatever your project, Mastic has a series that’s just what you’d want in a vinyl siding.
Market Square is manufactured by Royal Building Products, a company committed to innovation and developing new technologies for quality exterior cladding. Its Market Square line of vinyl siding is made of recyclable materials and offers three cedarlike profiles—a wide lap, a narrower lap and a deep-profile lap with beveling for more dramatic shadow.
Market Square comes in dozens of Smart Styles colors, from classic to soft to bold. It’s low-maintenance and never needs painting. Even deep colors like those from the Smart Styles Premium and Smart Styles Expressions palettes have Chromatix pigment protection to reflect infrared, reduce heat buildup, protect against UV fading, and keep hues rich and to value year after year.
Market Square siding is tough—designed to stand up even to hurricane-force winds up to 180 miles per hour—and it won’t buckle, sag or warp. It even carries a Double Lifetime Warranty. Designed for a “put-together look,” Market Square offers a siding that is carefree, beautiful and tough.