Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
Siding is not just a cosmetic part of a home; it is heavily related to insulation, energy efficiency, and keeping moisture from damaging the home's structure. New advances in both siding and insulation in recent years have greatly increased the potential for energy conservation in homes.
The Foundry Specialty Siding Shapes Collection from the Tapco Group adds dimension to a home’s exterior and draws attention with its finely crafted details.
CertainTeed has updated its Vinyl Carpentry siding accessory collection to provide more home exterior design options that boost curb appeal.
Ply Gem has expanded the color options within its siding brands, providing on-trend choices for homebuyers looking to color-coordinate siding, windows, shutters, and trim.
Nichiha has unveiled an improved, pre-finished Sierra Premium Shake siding that features enhanced aesthetics, finishes, and performance.
Made with cellular technology, Celect siding and trim from Royal Building Products seals out air and moisture so it will not rot, crack, or peel.
Eldorado Stone’s architectural stone veneer now comes in a Mountain Ledge Panel profile that emulates hand-laid and dry-stacked stone.
NAPCO by Ply Gem introduces Timber Plank Performance Shake and Shingle Siding, a vinyl product that makes it possible for homeowners to have the look of real cedar shakes without the maintenance or cost.
Tapco Tools, the originator of the portable siding brake, offers a plethora of siding brakes that help properly fabricate everything from chimney flashing and drip edges to steel wall panels, soffit, and custom brickmold.
Progressive Foam Technologies has launched LineBacker Siding Insulation, the energy-saving thermal break that improves the appearance of siding in two ways.
LP Building Products has reinforced the availability of prefinished LP SmartSide siding in a new standard color palette as well as unique regional custom colors.