Finish new vinyl siding project with trim
New vinyl siding can protect your home for several decades, but don't let your home renovation project fall short by skimping on other crucial elements such as vinyl siding trim and soffit.
Vinyl siding installation is a major long-term investment in your home. Remodeling magazine pegs the national average cost of new vinyl siding at nearly $12,000, and an upscale renovation using premium vinyl cladding averages more than $14,000. Vinyl accessories add to those costs, so you might be tempted to keep your old wood trim and soffit. But you will have to pay to replace them when they degrade eventually, so it makes sense to do the work at today's prices and while the contractor is already replacing your siding.
Vinyl siding soffit
Vinyl siding manufacturers make several different types of vinyl trim and soffit material that provide a natural, seamless installation to your new cladding and give homeowners a whole-house approach to their renovation plans.
CertainTeed, an industry leader in vinyl cladding, makes six different vinyl siding styles of soffit to complement various types of vinyl cladding. Patterns, which are sold in a wide variety of colors, include the following:
- Chamfer board
- Beaded triple 2-inch
- Triple 3 1/3-inch
- Double 5-inch
- Triple 4-inch
- Value triple 4- and double 5-inch
The company's soffit panels are either made solid or fully vented. They are designed for porch ceiling and underneath roof lines. Mastic, another industry leader in vinyl cladding products, offers five different models of vinyl soffit panels ranging in thickness from .036 to .046 inches.
Vinyl siding trim
New trim is crucial for replacing old and damaged inside and outside corner pieces, as well as older window and door trim. CertainTeed also offers a complete line of vinyl trim in several design choices. Their decorative trim line comes in half-round shingles and hand-select cedar designs and is sold in a wide variety of colors to match or complement the colors of your home.
Vinyl can also be used for accent shutters and for interior moldings, as well. Royal Building Products offers an array of choices for interior corner moldings and trim. As with new vinyl cladding, new trim and other accessory products have a lifetime limited warranty. Consult with a building professional, such as the pre-screened and certified contractors found through this site, about adding new trim and accessories to your renovation project.
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