High-quality siding protects your home from all kinds of weather. It is sturdy and dense enough to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures and reduce outdoor noise. Your siding is crucial to your home’s curb appeal, too. So, when the time comes that it needs a replacement, make sure to contact your trusted contractor immediately.
When working with a siding contractor, it pays to learn some common terminologies so that you can better communicate your ideas. Here are some siding terms that you should know.
Typically made of plywood, it is the panel nailed to the studs of the exterior walls of a home. It allows the siding to be fastened to it.
It is the bottom section of a siding panel that locks into a previously installed panel. It keeps the siding in place.
It is the area of the accessory trim or corner post where siding panels are inserted.
It is a row of panels running the length of the house from one side to another or from top to bottom.
It is typically installed with vertical siding to prevent water from dripping into the panels. It protects the siding from water infiltration.
It is the side of the siding that you see once the panel has been installed.
It is the horizontal trim covering the ends of roof rafters.
It is a wooden strip that is sometimes attached to the house exterior. It is the area where the siding attaches.
Siding has gaps that moisture, dirt and debris can infiltrate. Sealants ensure all these gaps are filled to prevent debris and moisture infiltration.
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