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Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding has come a very long way in the last 10 to 15 years. Today’s vinyl siding comes in hundreds of colors, textures, and profiles to give you many choices while designing the exterior of your dream home. You can find vinyl siding in both horizontal and vertical applications for any home profile. It is made to withstand the elements like heavy wind and hail impact while being very low maintenance. It resists pests such as termites, blights such as rot and excessive moisture, meaning it won’t corrode over time. It will keep its original qualities for many years, giving you your money’s worth.
Insulation can be added for more durability as well as preventing heat loss from the wall studs in the exterior walls. While most homes are insulated between the wall studs, the studs themselves bleed heat where they meet the siding. Insulated vinyl siding will keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter because of the blanket of protection that is over the studs.

GAF Shingle School

NexGen was given the opportunity to experience how a shingle is made at the GAF Minneapolis Plant. We learned how the process works starting with their specially made strength enforced fiberglass mat to the special rock igneous basalt- the dark, dense igneous rock of a lava flow or minor intrusion. It is mined right here in the Midwest and is used as protective granular’s. Their superior dura-grip sealant is used to lament the shingles together and then seal the shingles to the roof.  We love being aligned with GAF; first to make a lamented shingle (timberline 1967) and the first to offer a lifetime warranty for all of their products in 2011. We can’t wait to see what they invent next.

LP SmartSide

The LP SmartSide plant is in Two Harbors Minnesota and is a 100% renewable resource. For every tree they cut down, one is planted in its place and ready to harvest in 20 years. This product is made in this climate for this climate. All LP SmartSide Siding products feature their innovative, four component SmartGuard manufacturing process for strength and durability. This is a zinc borate-based process. It can withstand 200 mile per hour wind gusts and has the highest impact resistance rating. With the visual comparison to natural wood, you can rest assured that this innovative product will resist fungal decay and termites. It doesn’t retain any moisture if installed properly. LP SmartSide Siding will never fade in color, even after years of being in the sunshine because the diamond kote primed finish is baked on to the siding panel. This ensures a long lasting and durable product that is warrantied for up to 30 years. NexGen uses PSPI and Cedar Siding pre-finishers. LP is a complete line of high-performance trim and siding products that complement almost any building style. It is an easy and 100% environmentally friendly install. No masks are needed to protect from cancers.

Expanding and Contracting Siding

A typical 12 foot piece of vinyl siding will expand over 5/8″ from winter to summer and will contract when winter rolls around again. While siding can be installed at any time of the year, the ideal temperature to install is 50 degrees F. Installing at other temperatures is simply cutting the siding a bit longer or shorter depending on the weather being colder or warmer than 50 degrees F.

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