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 How do I select the proper grade of vinyl siding?

Vinyl siding, like most products, comes in several grades. A premium Vinyl siding will be pure virgin vinyl with no reground material. Vinyl siding is produced using the extrusion process. Compare this to the cookie press that you use to make Christmas cookies. When the extruder starts a run the molds must be adjusted until the correct tolerances are met.

During this period, thousands of feet of defective vinyl siding can be produced. Many manufacturers take this material and grind it into a small size, then run it through the extruder again. This reground material is often a combination of different colors, and different chemistry. The resulting vinyl siding is much less expensive since it is comprised of scrap. This grade of material will generally fade quickly and be more difficult to clean.

Another way manufacturers cut cost on vinyl siding is to add chalk. This inexpensive material is used to provide bulk to the vinyl siding, at much lower cost than vinyl resins. Unfortunately chalk is very porous. These pores are ideal areas to trap dirt and mildew spores. These pockets of debris are almost impossible to clean. A further disadvantage is the likelihood of the chalk leeching out of the siding to surfaces below and rubbing off on materials with which it comes in contact. 

 
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ILLINOIS - Chicago Area
Amazing Siding Corp. of Illinois
951 N. Plum Grove Rd. Ste. A
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: (847) 517-7911
Fax: (847) 517-7924
Contact: Paul Stanek - V.P.

TEXAS - Houston
Amazing Siding Corp.
1822 FM 1960 Rd. West
Houston, TX 77090
Tel: (281) 407-0450

OREGON - Portland
Amazing Siding Corp. of Portland
7017 NE Highway 99 Ste. 106
Vancouver, WA 98665
Tel: (360) 699-0690
Fax: (360) 699-0776
Contact: Ken Olinger - V.P.

 

KANSAS - Kansas City
Amazing Siding Corp. of Kansas City
13746 W. 135th Street
Olathe, KS 66062
Tel: (913) 661-0900
Fax: (913) 322-0651
Contact: Corey Wilcox - Vice President

WASHINGTON - Seattle
Amazing Siding Corp. of Seattle
7017 NE Highway 99 Ste. 106
Vancouver, WA 98665
Tel: (206) 575-8979
Fax: (206) 575-8906
Contact: Ken Olinger - V.P.

TEXAS - San Antonio
Amazing Siding Corp. of San Antonio
3393 Thousand Oaks Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78247
Tel: (210) 340-8000
Fax: (210) 257-0056
Contact: Gary Warrington - V.P.

 

MISSOURI - St. Louis
Amazing Siding Corp. of Missouri
255 Old State Rd.
Ellisville, MO 63021
Tel: (636) 230-5800
Fax: (636) 230-5801
Contact: Jason Linville

TEXAS - Dallas
Amazing Siding Corp. of Dallas
751 Port America Place #810
Grapevine, TX 76051
Tel: 817-329-8830
Fax: 817-329-8522
Contact:  Chris Warrington

WISCONSIN - Milwaukee/Madison
Amazing Siding Corp. of Wisconsin
135 W. Geneva Street
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Tel: (262) 723-1773
Fax: (262) 723-1790
Contact: Paul Stanek - V.P.

TEXAS - Austin
Amazing Siding Corp. of Austin
6717 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78757
Tel: 512-326-8000
Fax: 512-300-2233
Contact: Stephen Warrington - V.P.

WASHINGTON - Spokane
Amazing Siding and Windows
2901 N. Argonne 1C
Spokane, WA 99212
Tel: (509) 926-0090
Fax: (509) 926-0111
Contact: Ken Modica, General Sales Manager