Vinyl Log Siding Blog
Simple Tips That Help Ensure Quality Siding Work

When looking at vinyl log siding or any vinyl siding product, there are some common techniques to ensure a quality job.

Check out this link for a number of them.

Remember, vinyl siding needs to be able to expand and contract.  If it’s pinned in place, whether by nails, caulk, or a confined space, you’re likely to get sub-par results.

— Jake @ Home

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When you’re comparing different exterior solutions for your cabin or rustic getaway, such as vinyl log siding and wood log siding, an important thing to consider is the warranty that you receive.  The warranty coverage a manufacturer provides can say a lot about their long term confidence in the product.

When looking at wood log siding, one of the most notable names out there is e-Log, a company that describes its work as “state of the art” (and I don’t dispute that in the least!).  However, consider the warranty provided for their state of the art wood product:

The warranty is 15 years assuming that the e-log is maintained on a regular basis and the veneer is adequately stained to provide a protective finish.

Not only is the term of the warranty dramatically shorter than what vinyl log siding provides, but it requires a much greater amount of work on the part of the homeowner in order to ensure the warranty is even valid.

For more information on how vinyl log siding compares in terms of warranty coverage, check out my analysis.

Let Your Home Breathe!

In discussing Vinyl Log Siding, one of the areas of interest I’ve touched upon is the importance of making sure that anything installed on your home’s walls can breathe properly.  This is usually quantified through a Perm Rating.

Progressive Foam, who makes the insulation that backs most of the insulated siding products on the market, has this to say on the matter:

The average home produces six buckets of water vapor a day. If this is not released, it can condense on and between wall studs, and as a result can cause both structural and health related problems – moistened or wet dry wall is transformed into a perfect growing medium for molds, fungi and bacteria. These organisms multiply quickly; the molds and fungi release spores into the home, promoting a host of respiratory related problems. The result is what has become referred to as the “sick home syndrome,” an issue which is gaining momentum as a topic of concern with consumers.

Don’t let this happen to you!  Let your home breathe!

Adirondack and Montebello - One Product with Two Names

Those who are looking into options for installing vinyl log siding on their homes may have run across a number of different products online.  Among them are Montebello, manufactured by Kaycan, and Adirondack, made by KP Building Products.

If you take a quick look at the respective products webpages (here and here), you’ll notice that they share a number of similarities, including the picture below.

The reason for this is simple:  Montebello and Adirondack are the same product.  As it happens, KP Building Products is a subsidiary of Kaycan.  They market Montebello/Adirondack separately in order to target them differently, but regardless of who you might buy it through, the product is the same.