CertainTeed vs GAF siding: a comparison of suppliers

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CertainTeed and GAF both make home siding products. Comparing these two manufacturers will give you more options when it's time to replace the siding on your home

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When it comes to replacing your home's existing siding, there are many options available for siding materials on the market. Conducting a CertainTeed vs. GAF siding comparison might help you make your decision.

CertainTeed

CertainTeed produces vinyl, polymer blend and fiber cement siding options. CertainTeed offers four siding product lines designed to match the exterior look of your home and offer a range of performance specifications:

  • Cedar Impressions® shake siding
  • WeatherBoards™ fiber cement siding
  • CedarBoards™ insulated siding
  • CertainTeed vinyl siding

Within the WeatherBoards™ line, you can select from shake siding shingles, lap siding or vertical siding in a wide range of colors and finishes. CertainTeed also manufactures a full line of fascia, soffit and trim to work in conjunction with each siding collection.

GAF

GAF is probably better known in the industry as a manufacturer and provider of premium roofing products. The company leveraged its experience in roofing materials and launched what has become a successful line of fiber cement siding under its WeatherSide™ siding line. This product offers easy installation that doesn't need caulking at each individual joint like fiber cement siding produced by other leading manufacturers. WeatherSide™ siding shingles are designed to mirror the look of older siding shingles, allowing you to match the previous look of your home. The WeatherSide™ line of siding is highly recommended for replacing asbestos siding materials on older homes.

Though these siding shingles are designed to resist warping and rot, they don't come in a variety of colors. The fiber cement shingles from GAF come preprimed, but you or your siding contractor will need to paint them in order to create your desired look before you install siding from this manufacturer.

Comparing the Two

If you want an honest comparison of like products, you should limit your CertainTeed vs. GAF comparison to lining up CertainTeed's WeatherBoards™ siding against GAF as these are both fiber cement products. As mentioned above, you will find more color options within CertainTeed's product line, though you can paint GAF siding.

Source: www.qualitysmith.com

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Brickmaster

Brickmaster is a company that applies an exterior finish to a building. It's process is often used as a "maintenance free" alternative to vinyl. Existing exterior finish (claps, shingle, etc) are ripped off and a cement surface is applied to expanded metal lath attached to the sheathing, then the workmen press a masonry design into the cement. There are very few detached single family homes in Somerville that were originally built in brick. The bulk of the homes in Somerville were built from 1860 to 1920 and the exterior finish was almost always clap, shingle of ship-lap. Brick was often used for commercial or apartment buildings, as well as for some townhouses (a nice Victorian example of this exists on Central Street on Winter Hill)

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  • Avatar kathyannage Vinyl siding?
    Jan 04, 2007 by kathyannage | Posted in Decorating & Remodeling

    Where can I get prices on the net for vinyl siding? Not for someone to come and give me a bid for doing it, I just want to buy the vinyl siding and do it myself. I go to lowes, home depot, etc. but they just want to send someone to give me a price on doint it. Thanks in advance for any info.

    • Go to your LOCAL lumber yard. Find someone that knows

      Probably a few cents more per sq ft but free daytime delivery

  • Avatar politicalstar We just placed vinyl siding on our entire home..is this tax deductible?
    Feb 13, 2008 by politicalstar | Posted in Other - Taxes
    • No. However, keep the receipts from all home improvement projects for when you eventually sell the house.

  • Avatar vikes51349 How do i calculate how many squares of vinyl siding i would need to side my house?
    Jul 04, 2007 by vikes51349 | Posted in Decorating & Remodeling
    • This is what you do. take the measurements of the exterior sides of the house(length x width). This will give you a total square feet needed. Divide that number by 100 and you will have the number of squares needed. Do not deduct for windows and doors, you will need some for waste. Hint: when ordering your siding, tell the person how many windows and doors that you have, and they will deduct accordingly.