Dark gray vinyl siding


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Old 03-25-24, 08:04 AM
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Dark gray vinyl siding

Does anyone know if there's any brand of vinyl siding that makes something in a color like this:

https://www.jameshardie.com/color-an...lors/iron-gray

We are mostly finding much lighter grays (even if they call it charcoal, for example).

Or does vinyl generally not come in these darker grays?

Thanks.

 
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Old 03-25-24, 08:13 AM
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https://www.menards.com/main/buildin...387-c-5838.htm

Typically you won't see vinyl in dark colors because it gets too hot. You will have far more expansion and contraction, making proper installation even more critical.
 
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If you want a color that dark then vinyl siding is not for you. You will need paint to get that dark.
 
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Thanks guys. The color on the menards one is nice, but understood regarding it getting too hot. Maybe we should reconsider vinyl. Might be better with hardie in the long run...
 
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Hi again. Can you ask for your thoughts on using a contractor that mostly does vinyl, but also does Hardie board , vs. using a contractor/company listed on the Hardie website (as a top Hardie installer), especially one that only does Hardie?

Basically, is there anything special/complicated about installing it making it worthwhile to go with someone on the hardie site?
 
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Hardie and vinyl are different, requiring different tools and techniques but aren't particularly difficult. Most contractors should be able to handle installing either. I would not feel the need to go with someone listed on the Hardie website as any good contractor should be able to handle the installation.
 
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Great, thank you again!
 
 

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