Lowes Polymer Siding
While still unfamiliar to many homeowners and home improvement stores (you won’t find any Lowes polymer siding), polymer siding is growing in popularity. Made from polypropylene resin, polymer siding is similar to vinyl siding in that they’re both made from polymers. (In fact, polymer siding is often paired with vinyl siding to create a flawless look.) However, polymer siding is superior in durability and in noise reduction.
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. Because polypropylene resin is a colorless substance, it can be injected with virtually any color pigmentation to achieve a color you prefer.
How It’s Made
In order to make the siding, polypropylene resin is heated to a molten temperature, then is injected into a siding mold. After that, the mold is also heated in order to solidify the resin. Once it cools and hardens, the siding pieces are removed from the mold and cleaned off. When polymer siding is created, it can be molded with a variety of patterns in order to give it 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 a very strong material. It’s composed of macromolecules that are made from layers of structural units and chemical bonds, making polymer siding very durable and able to withstand the harshness of natural elements. Because of this durability, homeowners can rest assured that polymer siding panels or shingles won’t get brittle over time.
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 you think polymer siding sounds like the right siding for your home, call our local experts and schedule an appointment to get started.