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Siding
  1. What is the difference between siding and panels?
    Our siding lines are made from a few different materials. Novi and Nailon are both made using polypropylene which is a thermoplastic polymer, York is a PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) product and our Log Siding is traditional vinyl. In contrast, our panel lines are made from a rigid polyurethane foam. In many ways, polypropylene and PVC siding are similar to Vinyl Siding traditionally used on houses.
  2. How much is the siding?

    We strive to offer competitive pricing on all of our products. Depending on the line and style, individual prices can vary. You can find all the prices on the corresponding siding pages:

    Nailon Siding
    Novi Siding
    York Siding
    Log Siding
  3. Do you offer a warranty on your siding?
    Yes, we offer a 15-year limited warranty. Please read through the Warranty section of our Terms & Conditions for any exclusions in the coverage. Click here to read it.
  4. Where can the siding be used?
    Our siding products are intended for exterior use. York PVC siding is a Class 1-A building material so may be usable on interiors depending on building codes in your region. Please check with any local and/or Federal building codes and requirements for your region to determine whether Polypropylene and Vinyl can be used indoors.
  5. What are they made of?
    The siding lines are made from one of three different materials. Nailon and Novi siding are made from polypropylene (a thermoplastic polymer). York siding is a PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) product. Log siding is a traditional Vinyl siding product.

     
  6. How is it made?
    The molding process for our siding products allows them to take on various three-dimensional styles and design while resisting warping, sagging and deterioration. We take real rock, stone, brick and so on to create a master mold which is then used to form the siding panels. Material (polypropylene, PVC, etc.) is introduced into that master mold and an exact duplicate of the original is created. This allows our products to take on all the subtle nuances of the real thing.
  7. How real does the Faux Siding look?

    Compared to traditional vinyl siding, our range of siding panels offers a greater range of colors, texture and visual appeal. They look far more realistic and impressive than similar products available on the market.

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    Red Brick Sample
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    Novi Brick
    Red Used Blend

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    Red Brick Sample
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    Novi Random Rock
    Bark Blend

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    Red Brick Sample
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    Nailon Stone Wall Plus
    Chestnut Hills

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    Red Brick Sample
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    Nailon Random Rock
    Glacier White

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    Red Brick Sample
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    York Random Rock
    Mesa

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    Red Brick Sample
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    York Brick
    Cheyenne

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    Red Brick Sample
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    Log Siding
    Vermont Maple

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  8. How many Siding products do you offer?
    Altogether there are over 60 variations of siding products thanks to the numerous color choices and styles available with each siding line.
  9. Is the Siding easy to install?
    Yes! They install just like a traditional vinyl siding or easier. We pride ourselves on offering DIY friendly product lines. Please check our installation directions for the specific line you're installing.
  10. Will I need special tools to install the Siding?
    No special tools are needed. All of our products can be installed using tools that many homeowners typically have already or can be found in your local home goods or tool shop. Please click for the installation directions which tools in particular may be necessary for your install.
  11. What type of fastener is used to install the Siding?
    We usually recommend non-corrosive, galvanized roofing nails or self-drilling screws (e.g. Tapcon®) depending on the specific installation. For a more concise answer, please check the installation directions specific to the product line you're installing.
  12. How do I treat inside corners?
    J-channel are recommended on most installations but may vary. Please see your specific installation directions.
  13. How do I finish off my last tier of siding?
    The final tier of siding panels may need to be trimmed to fit. When nailing a panel in places where there are no installation holes you will first need to use a knife or a snap lock punch tool to create new slots at concealed spots on the panel. J-Channels can help to provide a clean, finished look. Log siding will need either undersill trim or J-channels to be finished due to their shape and foam backing. Please see the specific install instructions for the siding line you are installing.
  14. Can the siding be applied directly to studs?
    Yes, it can.
  15. What if I don't want to install myself?
    If you would prefer not to install the siding yourself, any handyman or general contractor should be capable of doing so. We do not have a list of recommended contractors to use for installations. Anyone with basic understanding of carpentry can easily install them. Please print out the installation directions for your specific siding panels and give them to the handyman or general contractor that will be doing the installation for you.
  16. How much waste should I calculate for my project?
    10% waste is standard for long runs and walls with little cuts. Factor about 15% for mansards, gables and other areas requiring an extreme amount of cuts.
  17. How much siding do I need for my project?
    We recommend using our panel calculator to determine how much you will need for your installation. Just choose your specific line and enter the dimensions or the square footage of the area you are covering.
  18. How do I cut the siding?
    We suggest using snips or a circular blade to make cuts on our siding panels. For Polypropylene we recommend a finishing blade on your circular saw and for York PVC we suggest using snips.
     
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    Table saw
  19. How light are they?
    Specific weights can vary depending on the siding panel line and style. On average our siding panels weigh between 2 to 5 lbs per panel. Please check the specific product line for more information.
  20. What size does the siding come in?
    Size will vary depending on the product line and style. On average Nailon is 44 1/4" wide and 18 1/2" - 19 1/2" high, Novi is between 45 3/8" - 50" wide and 18 1/2" - 20 1/2" high, York is 66" wide and 11" - 11 1/4" high, and all log siding is 143" wide and 9" high.
  21. How thick are your siding panels?
    Thickness will vary depending on the product line and style. On average the thickness of our siding panels is between 1/8" to 1".
  22. What do the edges look like?
  23. What is the benefit of buying your interlocking Faux Siding?
    Interlocking faux siding panels help to seamlessly blend the design together. Traditional siding has commonly suffered from areas of visible seams that can be hidden when viewing from certain angles but many feel is an eyesore. The interlocking design on our siding panels means these seams are practically invisible.
  24. Can your Faux Siding be painted?
    All of our Polyurethane Panels can in fact be painted over with a high quality water based latex Paint. HOWEVER, our due to a different manufacturing process in used to produce our PVC and Polypropylene siding Materials (i.e., Nailon, Novi, York, and Log Sidings), CANNOT be painted over
  25. What kind of surface can the siding be attached to?
    Our siding panels can be installed on any surface that you would install a traditional vinyl siding. For best results we recommend installing installed over plywood or a wood composite sheathing no less that 7/16 inch thickness.
  26. Can I use your siding on a curved surface?
    No. Our siding panels should not be used on a curved surface.
  27. Can the siding be used as flooring?
    No. This product is intended for walls only.
  28. Can your Faux Siding™ be used inside?
    Please check your local building codes concerning what materials can and cannot be used for interiors.
  29. How will the siding handle the elements?
    All of our products have undergone various tests to determine their durability under various weather conditions. Please check the specifications page for your product to learn more.
  30. What is the expansion and contraction rate?
    Expansion and contraction will depend on a number of factors. For example, Nailon panels can expand or contract as much as 1/8" per panel. Each panel has built in expansion joints that help compensate for movement. ALWAYS nail siding panels in the pre-existing nailing holes unless instructed otherwise in an installation guide. Some siding panels will have temperature lines which indicate how to line up your panels depending on the conditions during installation.
  31. Do you protect your siding from fading?
    UV Resistant additives are either added to the surface of the panel or into the material during creation depending on the specific product line. These additives will protect your siding panels from extensive fading. Some natural fading may still occur over the years but at a far slower rate and far less than traditional, unprotected materials.
  32. Is my siding waterproof?
    YES, no need to worry. These panels are perfect for all climates. They're impervious to water, sun fading, animal or insect attacks.
  33. Can I use your siding to cover my chimney?
    Depending on the construction of your chimney you may be able to install siding panels. Please check your local buildings codes prior to purchase for any requirements and/or restrictions.
  34. Do you offer fire rated Faux Siding?
    York siding is a Class 1-A Fire Rated material.
  35. Can I use your siding on my mobile home as skirting?
    Yes, siding can be used as skirting for a mobile home. To learn more about mobile home skirting, Click here. If you'd like to view photos of our panels and siding as used on mobile homes, Click here to view our mobile home skirting photo gallery.
  36. Can I use your faux stone siding as a wainscoting around my house?
    Siding panels can be used as exterior wainscoting with ease. Click here to view our wainscoting photo gallery.
  37. Can I use your Faux Siding under water (pond, pool, aquarium, under a waterfall)?
    Siding panels are not recommended for underwater use. Substances like chlorine and others could damage the finish of the siding panels, which is not covered by our warranty. York PVC panels have a finish which protects them from chemical damage so they can more easily be used near such water features without concern.

    We also do not recommend installing our siding or panels in a body of water that will be inhabited by any kind of animal life (such as aquariums or fish ponds).

  38. Can I hang pictures on the Faux Siding?
    Yes, you can hang pictures on our faux panels® and siding if done properly installing using mechanical screws.
  39. What accessories do you offer for your Faux Siding lines?
    To complement our panels, we offer Corners, Ledgers, Starter strips, J-channels, Mortar fill, Window/Door trim, Transition sills, Wall Caps, Wall Capitals, and Keystones.
  40. Is there any maintenance needed?
    No maintenance is required after installing your siding panels.
  41. If my Faux Siding™ was to get dirty, how do I clean them?
    Exterior faux siding can be cleaned the same as traditional vinyl siding… Simply rinse them down with a garden hose. If being used as an interior element, we recommend washing them with soap and water.
  42. Is the Faux Siding safe for my child to be around? Is the faux siding toxic?
    All of our products are non-toxic and do not release any harmful off-gasses. They are completely safe for both adults and children.
  43. How does the Faux Siding™ ship?
    Faux siding panels ship via UPS directly to you (or your job site). For larger orders we ship via FedEx Freight Systems. Shipping is an additional cost.
  44. How much is shipping?
    Please click here for our shipping quote page.
  45. What do other customers say about Faux Siding™?
  46. How do I store the Faux Siding?
    Siding panels should be stored flat in room temperature or cooler. Don't leave siding store on its edge for long periods of time because this could cause them to eventually bow (especially in warmer temperatures or direct sunlight). If they do happen to bow, this can be fixed by laying them flat in a warm room or out in the sun until they self-correct.