Insulated Vinyl Siding. Alside Prodigy v. Crane Solid Core v Certainteed Cedar Boards

October 6th, 2012

Which insulated Vinyl Siding is the best? We love all 3 brands.
Certainteed, is one the more recognizable names in Vinyl Siding. The Monagram line is second to none in conventional vinyl siding.
We used the Cedar Boards Insulated Siding many times. I hate the sample board, Certainteed gives us. If they would improve the sample board, we could sell it every day.

Certainteed Cedar Boards, the color is sandpiper. The house is in Modena NY

My all time favorite Vinyl Siding is Crane Solid Core. Crane, who I believe was the first to come out with a solid core product. Triple 6 on an old Colonial. Quad 4 on a ranch. It just looks good.
Crane has R Value of 4.5. Reduces out side noise . I just love the panel.

crane solid core, quad 4

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Alside Prodigy, love the brand. The sample boards are great. The product is great.
Show this brand next to the other brands and the consumer will pick Prodigy every time.
It has a slightly thicker insulation, than the other brands. Its R-value is 5

alside prodigy

Alside Prodigy, Crane Solid Core or Certainteed Cedar Boards?
All three are great brands, they cost about the same,
all 3 will save on your energy bill.

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