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Vinyl siding is by far the most popular mainstream siding material. But why? In this article, we’ll take an in depth look at vinyl siding – it’s appeal, and crucial information that anyone considering vinyl siding would want to know.

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Vinyl siding comes in many shapes, styles, and brands

Vinyl siding is one of the most common types of exterior cladding for houses. It’s used to protect the home from the elements. Vinyl is a type of plastic, it’s also referred to as uPVC. Vinyl siding can be molded into just about any shape, including ornate details, scalloped (round shingle) siding, Crown mouldings & more! Vinyl siding comes in classic planks, dutch lap, vertical panels, wood textures, shakes and shingles. Vinyl is also used for other important exterior elements such as soffit, fascia, trim, shutters, vents, and mounting blocks.

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Examples of Vinyl Siding Installation

Examples of Vinyl Siding Installatio



We install Mastic vinyl siding by Ply Gem.

Mastic is a trusted name in vinyl siding, which is why we’ve chosen it for our vinyl siding replacement services. Mastic exterior cladding products include everything from classic plank to shutters and vents. An entire exterior can be replaced with vinyl siding, which makes it a great choice for color consistency.

The Mastic brand has a long history, which started in 1932! They’ve been innovating and improving homes ever since. Ply Gem is one of the largest exterior products manufacturers. Opal Enterprises is proud to be part of Mastic’s Preferred Contractor Program.

Every vinyl siding installation is backed by our workmanship guarantee!


Examples of Decorative Finishes & Accents

Top Left: Column Wrap and Decorative Trim
Top Right: Decorative Arch, Molded Millwork, Crown Mouldings
Bottom Left: Gable Trim Detail with Scalloped Siding
Bottom Right: Shutters, Railings, Accents, and More!

As you can see there are no limits to the styles you can achieve with vinyl siding!

Vinyl siding comes in lots of colors!

The Mastic vinyl siding line comes in a vast range of color options. Available colors will depend on the size and style type you choose. An Opal project consultant will help you visualize your own home with different color options, so you can easily choose your favorite.

Here’s just a small sampling of the options available with Mastic siding:

You can even make it a custom color!

If you do want to change the color, the paint MUST be vinyl safe. Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore both have paints that are safe for vinyl siding.

Vinyl siding is low-maintenance, but requires care under extreme conditions.

Vinyl siding is normally very low-maintenance & durable, but certain environmental conditions can damage it. Vinyl can become brittle in the cold and is more prone to cracking if impacted. In the heat, vinyl becomes softer and at times can even melt if the sun is concentrated on a particular point due to sun reflection. In the wind, vinyl creates more noise than other types of siding.

Vinyl siding is a popular and affordable siding choice.

Vinyl siding comes in many different shapes and colors at an approachable price point. It installs quickly, which makes it ideal for reducing labor costs and turn around time. Since vinyl siding is so popular and it’s easily manufactured, there are vast style choices. It’s a whole lot of fun to design with. All of these factors make it one of the most frequently installed siding materials, but it’s not right for every situation. There are many different siding materials to choose from and we’d love to help you find the one that works best for you at Opal!

Schedule an appointment with one of our project consultants to learn more…