Cincinnati Vinyl Siding and Soffit
Deer Park Roofing, Inc. installs a variety of exterior siding products including vinyl siding, wood siding, aluminum siding, and composite siding. Click here for a free siding estimate online.
Vinyl siding is the most popular choice in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area because it is durable, easy to maintain, and it is cost effective. It comes in a number of different styles including wood grain, hand split shakes, dutch lap, traditional lap, insulated siding, half round shingles, triple three, and soffit panels. The sales staff at Deer Park Roofing, Inc. can discuss the benefits and display samples from various manufacturers, including Mastic, Crane, Variform, Certainteed, and Alside.
Best Practices for the Installation of Vinyl Siding
It is very important to install vinyl siding to a smooth surface to ensure a successful installation. When the old siding is removed, our installers will prepare the surface by re-securing all loose wood and replacing any damaged wood. House wrap should be applied between the sheathing and the vinyl siding. Windows, doors and walls should be flashed prior to siding installation to prohibit water infiltration.
It is important to understand that building products, including vinyl siding panels will expand and contract with changes in temperature after installation. Vinyl siding is designed to allow the panels to move freely from side to side when it is installed properly. Improper installation can cause the siding to buckle. Vinyl siding should be installed with corrosion resistant nails usually between 1 1/2" to 2" long depending on the project.
Many accessories are part of a successful vinyl siding project including starter strip, j-channel, and corner posts. The starter strip is installed (level) at the bottom course of siding to and secures this piece to your house. J-Channel is a receiver strip that attaches to the end of the siding, usually at walls, windows, roof intersections, and doors. J-channel (and all other siding) should be at least a half inch away from the surface of the roof. Corner Posts are installed on the outside and inside corners of a home. They serve as a receiver for the vinyl siding and provide an attraction transition between two areas of siding.
Shutters and gable vents are installed during most vinyl siding projects. Vinyl or wood shutters typically come in two styles — louvers or wood panels. Gable vents provide attic ventilation. It is important to properly fasten these accessories to the vinyl siding. The vinyl siding must be pre-drilled with a hole that is 1/8 inch larger than the fastener. This will allow the siding to expand and contract.
Vinyl Soffit Installation
The soffit area on a house or building is defined as the area that encloses the underside of the eaves or porch ceiling. Soffit materials can be made of wood or vinyl. Most houses have a soffit area and this is the ideal space to install attic intake vents. Intake vents can consist of continuous metal vents (usually found on wood or composite soffits), rectangular soffit vents, or vented vinyl soffit.
Vented vinyl soffit is useless if it is installed over solid wood sheathing because the air will be unable to ventilate through the wood. It should be installed directly over the framing or holes should be cut in the wood to let the air pass through. The Deer Park Roofing, Inc. staff can assist you in determining if additional soffit ventilation can be achieved.
Vinyl Siding Warranties
Cincinnati siding contractor Deer Park Roofing,Inc. offers a 5 year workmanship warranty on new vinyl siding installations. Some manufacturers offer lifetime warranties on the materials. We typically spec vinyl siding with a thickness of .048. Thicker siding is rigid and lays flat against your house, ensuring a great look. Wind ratings on thicker vinyl are available up to 165 mph. Siding manufacturers also offer fade resistance warranties to ensure color retention over a long period of time.