Aluminum siding is more flexible and can withstand extremes of hot and cold temperatures better than vinyl siding. Vinyl siding can occasionally crack or even split, where aluminum siding is far less likely to be affected. Aluminum siding is also more easily recycled than vinyl siding and in a fire, vinyl siding will melt whereas aluminum siding can withstand high temperatures.
James Hardie Siding is made of fibre cement, thus it does not endure the same degree of expansion and contraction of wood or vinyl siding. Hardie siding can also be customized with specific performance attributes relative to the climate of your home.
Vinyl siding is very popular for its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. Vinyl siding is manufactured primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), giving it impact resistance, rigidity and strength. Today, vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding across Canada and the U.S.. Vinyl siding is available in a wide range of colours, profiles and trim to assist architects, builders and homeowners in customizing their designs.
Eaves are the edges of a roof, normally projecting beyond the side of the building so they can carry rainwater away through the eavestroughs and downspouts.
Aluminum – Royal Alumipro, Gentek, Wayne
Fascia is the visible horizontal band between the top of an exterior wall (the siding) and the roof edge (eaves). Along with Cladding, it is also used to reference the banding around external doors, windows or other architectural elements.
Aluminum - Royal Alumipro, Gentek, Wayne