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Low-maintenance siding for Vermont

I am considering changing the majority of the siding (3000-4000 of 5000 sq ft) from weather atlantic cedar rainscreen design to a low maintenance pre-finished siding to save money on a project. Anyone have experience with these and/or recommend other options?

Certainteed Icon prefinished 30 year 16' - https://www.amerhart.com/certainteed-icon-composite-siding/
Boral Truexterior prefinished 15 year 16' - http://www.bostoncedar.com/boral-truexterior-pre-painted-siding/
Everlast 12' - prefinished lifetime - https://www.everlastsiding.com
Diamond Kote Siding 16' (LP Smartside w/15/30 year paint) - http://www.diamondkoteprefinishing.com/Pages/Products_LapSiding.aspx

Does anyone know if there's any other companies making fiberglass siding similar to Apex, it's discontinued?


Asked by J M
Posted May 15, 2018 11:39 AM ET
Edited May 15, 2018 1:09 PM ET


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Enduro Composites sells fiberglass panel siding, but this type of siding is mostly used for commercial buildings. It may not be the look you are seeking.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted May 15, 2018 1:05 PM ET


By the way, what do you mean by "weather atlantic cedar rainscreen design"?

Are some of those words part of a brand name?

The Atlantic cedar is a species native to Morocco (Cedrus atlantica) -- I doubt that's what you are talking about.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted May 15, 2018 1:08 PM ET


Weathered Atlantic White Cedar, typo. It's native to North America:

"Chamaecyparis thyoides (Atlantic white cedar, Atlantic white cypress, southern white cedar, whitecedar, or false-cypress), a species of Cupressaceae, is native to the Atlantic coast of North America and is found from southern Maine to Georgia and along the Gulf of Mexico coast from Florida to Mississippi."

A fiberglass siding appropriate for residential use similar to the discontinued Apex/Ultrex/Marvin siding I specified - they still have a website:


Answered by J M
Posted May 15, 2018 1:53 PM ET
Edited May 15, 2018 1:57 PM ET.

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