Siding, what a front

Mar, 2014 by Alma Abell

Siding is an attachment to the outer walls of a home or building, designed to protect it from various and all weather conditions. Many homes have siding as one of the more aesthetic features as well as for practical reasons, but it is one of the main types of cladding used in American homes. Siding can be made from a variety of materials including wood, vinyl and aluminum. Otherwise known as shingles in some places, siding plays a vital role in the outer protection of a home and is kept solid by using overlapping and interlocking joints, like rabbet or tongue and groove. This is important because most building materials, especially wood, will contract and expand with different weather temperatures and the joints give expansion room. Methods and Options Wood siding is made from...

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