As you plan out your siding replacement project, you might hear a few industry terms while discussing details with your siding contractor. Understanding what they mean can help you design a good home exterior with the right kind of siding and trim. It also gives you a clearer idea of what goes into the project since each component plays a crucial role in protecting your home from the elements.
If you find some of the terms confusing, our team at Twin Cities Siding Professionals has put together some of the most common ones below and what they mean:
This refers to the side that’s visible when the contractors install the siding panel.
This is a flat material used when installing vinyl siding on your home’s face and is applied between the siding and the studs. It can also be applied over the wall surface to provide an even surface.
This is usually a strip of wood that seals joints in wooden siding. But when used in “board and batten” siding, it refers to the part between the boards that fill the gaps.
This is found at the bottom part on the edge of a siding panel. This is also an accessory piece that’s opposite the nailing slots that lock onto the preceding panel.
This is used to even a surface when preparing it for siding installation. To “fur” a surface means to apply these strips.
Short for “overlap”, it simply means overlapping the ends of two siding panels or accessory pieces. This allows for expansion and contraction of the panels and is usually necessary depending on the material you choose.
Don’t Just Work With Any Other Siding Contractor
Your siding replacement project is a big investment, so it makes sense to do your research and hire the right siding installation company for the job. And with our team from Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we do more than just replace your siding. We make sure to explain each detail of your project and answer any questions or concerns you may have. This is why many homeowners turn to us since we work with our clients through each step of the process!