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Vinyl Siding Thickness Explained

When researching siding options for your home or cottage, its thickness is an important element to consider. Thicker vinyl siding is generally more durable and better able to withstand impact, weathering, and other forms of wear and tear, and some design experts feel it impacts the aesthetic. 

To help you make an informed purchase decision, read on as we explore the importance and benefits of vinyl siding thickness: 

What are the Benefits of Thicker Siding?
While thinner vinyl siding may cost less, having a thicker panel can help to improve performance. Thicker vinyl siding typically has: 

  • Greater strength and durability
  • Higher wind ratings and weather resistance
  • Increased rigidity 
  • Greater insulation
  • Reduced noise transmission

How to Compare Vinyl Siding Thickness
When comparing vinyl siding products, remember that 0.035” meets minimum standards. Gentek vinyl siding products exceed requirements of ASTM, one of the world’s largest international standards developing organizations, and range from 0.040” to 0.048” thickness. Sequoia Select Ultra-Premium Vinyl Siding has a heavy-duty 0.046” thickness to provide exceptional rigidity. Gentek’s Board & Batten Ultra-Premium Vinyl Siding is 0.048” thick if you prefer the look of vertical siding.

For many reasons, vinyl siding has grown in popularity in recent years and is a top cladding choice among homeowners. Ask your contractor for guidance on the right vinyl siding solution for your house. Once you have found a product that meets your needs, choose a vinyl siding style and compare colours on your home exterior with the Gentek Visualizer.