As much as it pains me to admit it, I have on occassion been requested to specify vinyl siding for its’ maintainance free qualities’. I can say from experience, that vinyl is not final. Nevertheless, people sometimes insist on it. Recently I had a contractor substitute Nailite perfection-plus vinyl siding for the Certainteed Cedar Impressions that were specified. The siding was installed, for the most part, during the winter. However, the installation instructions at the time listed no additional measures to be taken for cold weather installation (now they do, if you check their web site). Certainteed siding has a temperature guage marked on the nailing slots. Nailite has nothing. Needless to say, once the Summer sun hit this stuff, it buckled like crazy. Nailite has been slow to respond, the owner is up in arms and the contractor has no clue. Has anybody else out there had similar experiences with Nailite? If so, I’d be interested to hear how they were resolved.
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