Are you planning a major siding installation this spring? As you browse for the right material for your home’s exteriors, you might have heard a few siding terms you’re not familiar with. It helps to learn what these mean, as they can help you get the right kind of siding for your home. Peninsula Siding Company, Inc. shares some of the most common siding terms here:
This is a flat material used when installing siding on your home’s face and is applied between the siding and the studs. It can also be applied over the wall surface to provide an even surface.
The face refers to the side of a siding panel that’s visible when the contractors install them.
Typically, this refers to a strip of wood that seals joints in wooden siding. However, this holds a different meaning in “board and batten” siding, as it refers to the part between the boards to fill the gaps.
This is the action of putting nails directly onto the face of a siding panel. This isn’t normally practiced as the nails are exposed instead of using the nail hem slot.
The buttlock can be found at the bottom part on the edge of a siding panel. It can also be an accessory piece that’s opposite the nailing slots that lock onto the preceding panel.
Double Channel Lineal
This is a vertical siding accent that joins two pieces of siding. Your contractor can use this if you want to change the profile or the color of your siding.
This is used to even a surface in preparation for siding installation. To “fur” a surface means to apply these strips.
This is short for overlap and it means to overlap the ends of two siding panels or accessory pieces. This is to allow for the expansion and contraction of the siding panel depending on the material.
These are the raised tabs on a siding panel and are created by a snap-lock punch. This can lock a siding panel into place when the nailing hem is removed.
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