Home Depot Polymer Siding
Polymer siding is still unfamiliar to many homeowners as well as home improvement stores (you won’t find any Home Depot polymer siding). However, polymer siding is growing in popularity. It’s made from polypropylene resin, which makes it similar to vinyl siding in that they’re both made from polymers. However, polymer siding is superior in durability and in noise reduction (which makes it slightly more costly).
Polymer siding is preferable to a variety of other siding types. For example: unlike wood siding, polymer siding is rot-resistant and insect-resistant, making it very low maintenance. It’s also easy to clean and resistant to fading. Polymer siding can also be colored in virtually any color; polypropylene resin is a colorless substance, so it can be injected with a variety of pigments.
How Polymer Siding Is Made
Polymer siding has a relatively simple manufacturing process: polypropylene resin is heated to a molten temperature, and is then injected into a siding mold. After that, the mold is also heated in order to solidify the resin and once it cools and hardens, the siding pieces are removed from the mold and cleaned off. The molds that are used to create this siding come in a variety of patterns in order to give the siding texture. These patterns can make the siding look like stone, wood, or even brick, which gives homeowners a variety of options to choose from.
Durability and Installation
Polypropylene resin is composed of macromolecules that are made from layers of structural units and chemical bonds, which makes polymer siding very durable and able to withstand the harshness of natural elements. Because of its durability, homeowners can rest assured that polymer siding panels or shingles won’t get brittle over time and won’t dislodge in high-speed winds.
Polymer siding is typically made in a shake and shingle style, but can also be made for horizontal or vertical installation as well. No matter what the shape or size of your siding, polymer is a lightweight material, which makes it easy to install.
If polymer siding sounds like the perfect type of siding for your home, call our local experts and schedule an appointment to get started.