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Siding Glossary Of Terms 2017-02-26T00:45:26+00:00

CertainTeed
Manufacturer of building materials including roofing, vinyl and fiber cement siding.

Channel
A popular type of lap siding and is often used for a rustic appearance.

Checking
Cracking caused by the surface of a piece of wood drying and shrinking more quickly than the inside.

Clapboard
A narrow board with one edge thicker than the other, overlapped horizontally. AKA Weatherboard.

Corrugated Siding
Siding made out of aluminum or plastic derivatives; possesses ridges and valleys; used for factories or non-decorative buildings.

Course
A one panel wide row of panels, running the length of the house from one side to the other or from top to bottom.

Cupping
A warp across the board in wood plank siding.

Detachment Separation
Separation of the siding material-veneer or stucco- from its attachment to the house.

Double Wall Siding
Siding in which sheathing is installed and is then covered by exterior siding.

Dutchlap or Shiplap
A more decorative variation on the clapboard style where the face (or width) of the board is beveled for added dimension.

Fascia
A board attached to the ends of the rafters between the roofing material and the soffit overhang. Fascia cap is the covering around that board.

Flashing
A type of sheet metal used at intersections of building components to prevent water penetration, flashings are commonly used above doors and windows in exterior walls and are used under the siding to prohibit water penetration.

Hardboard Siding (Wood Composite)
This type of siding is made of composite wood material, and is sold under several brand names, including Masonite. Because it is not made of solid wood, it must be installed and maintained properly.

Furring/Furring Strip
A wooden or steel framing material, usually 1″ x 3″, used to provide an even nailing base. To “fur” a surface means to apply these strips.

J-channel
A manufacturing component of vinyl or aluminum siding systems, which have a curved channel that the planks fit into; used around windows and doors to make a weathertight seal.

James Hardie
Manufacturer of fiber cement siding.

Lap Siding
Technique for installing horizontal siding boards. Each piece of siding is ‘lapped’ over the piece below it to provide a waterproof covering for the house.

Milled planks
Various cuts of plank siding, including V-groove, channel, rabbeted bevel, shiplap and drop.

Moisture permeable
A surface that allows moisture to pass through it.

Panel Siding
Siding, which comes in sheets, normally 4 feet by 8 feet. Examples of panel siding include Texture 1-11. Because panel siding can be installed quickly, it can be a less expensive option than other types of siding.

Plumb
A position or measurement that is truly and exactly vertical; 90° from a level surface.

Profiles
The actual siding panels are called profiles. Some commonly sized profiles are D4, D5 and Dutchlap.

Shake Siding
Sometimes known as shingle siding, shake siding comes in widths from about four inches to 12 inches. It is installed like lap siding, starting at the lowest row, and moving up the wall. The random widths of the shakes provide a distinctive look to the wall.

Soffit
Material used to enclose the horizontal underside of an eave, cornice, or overhang. Some soffit panels may also be used as vertical siding.

Spalling
Crumbling and falling away of bricks, concrete or blocks.

Square
Unit of measure for siding equal to 100 square feet (or a 10-foot by 10-foot wall section).

Square Feet
(also known as: Exterior Square Feet) Exterior Square Feet is a term used to denote the total amount of siding material needed for a particular siding job including material waste.

Stucco
A type of water resistant, plaster like siding material made of cement, sand and water; it may have an acrylic finish.

Tongue and Groove (T&G)
Tongue and groove is a connection system between components, like wood, in which the tab or tongue of one board is placed into the groove at the end of another board.

Vinyl Siding
Horizontal polyvinyl chloride planks.

Veneer
Veneer is one ply or one thickness of something; in siding there are brick and stone veneers, there are also veneers of one wood bonded to another.

Windload Pressure
Is a measurement of how well a panel might perform in high wind areas.

Wood Shakes
Thick, rough, uneven shingles that are hand split, split and sawn on one side, or sawn on both sides; used as siding.

Wood Shingles
Sawn shingles that are of uniform thickness.