Identifying Vinyl Siding

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Old 08-16-18, 09:00 AM
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Identifying Vinyl Siding

I'm trying to identify my vinyl siding. Chicago area. Installed around 2008.
Double 4.5 traditional. Pieces are 12'8" long. Pics attached.
I've been to many siding suppliers in the area with no luck.
Any help or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Are you sure it's 12' 8" and not 12'6? Check Menards.
 
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It's not much but if you look at the drain holes along the bottom edge Heartland brand holes are heart shaped. Most everyone else uses a round or D shaped hole.

As a word of caution never mix batches of siding. If you must add new do it to an entire wall face and hopefully a wall facing a different direction than other walls to conceal minor differences in sheen, color and eventually fading.
 
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I know a lot of companies have discontinued 4.5 lap, so I wouldnt be surprised if you are out of luck.
 
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I know it's an odd length, but it is 12'8".
 
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As mentioned, due to batch variances, fading, etc., if you do find what you are looking for it's very unlikely that it would be a good match. So if you're replacing one or a few damaged section(s), what I have done and seen done a few times is find something as close as possible, remove a piece from a less visible side of the house, use it on the front or wherever, and put the new not so close piece on the back side. Otherwise, if it's a larger area, you're probably better off doing the whole wall. To find something close though, especially going back that many years, I would be checking with area wholesales and lumberyards, not big boxes.
 
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if it's a larger area, you're probably better off doing the whole wall
Absolutist, doing so gives you some stock for the next minor repair!
 
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I think Certainteed Monogram had a similar grain and it used to be available special order in 16' 8" lengths. But the double 4.5 was discontinued long ago.

Just to add to the thought about doing a whole side... there are double 4.5 styles out there... But as mentioned you would need to special order it, do a whole side, and then get used to the fact that the texture wouldn't match. Also would likely be a bit different shade of white.
 
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