Top 100 Products of 2016: Siding & Trim

Products from Azek, Environmental StoneWorks, Kleer, James Hardie, Royal Building Products, and Versatex Building Products

August 24, 2016

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Corner Trim

Quick-Corner from Azek is an easy solution for corners and can help save installation time. Made of cellular PVC, the one-piece corner trim features a 1¼-inch nailing flange that allows simple overlap of flashing or housewrap, and a 13/16-inch J-channel pocket that accepts virtually any type of siding. Like other Azek Trim products, Quick-Corner is impervious to moisture and insects, and is covered by a 25-year warranty.

Stone Veneer

Clipstone mortarless stone veneer from Environmental StoneWorks features mounting clips embedded within each stone for easy installation. Stones are designed to be raised slightly off the wall to allow the material to breathe, while providing a drainage plane in exterior applications. Stones require no sealing, are maintenance-free, and are backed by a 50-year warranty. 

PVC Beadboard

Ideal for soffits and ceilings, the ¾-inch tongue-and-groove beadboard from Kleer replicates wooden beadboard in thickness, with reduced thermal expansion and contraction. The cellular PVC product can be cut, milled, shaped, nailed, and screwed like wood for exterior or interior applications and doesn’t require paint. 

Lap Siding

With deep shadow lines and extra thick boards, the lap boards of James Hardie’s Artisan Premier Lap Siding Collection are beveled on the back to lie flat against the wall, and the tongue-and-groove joints create low-profile seams and ensure that end joints fit tightly together. Available in 12-foot lengths and several widths, the siding is 5/8-inch thick but lightweight and comes in a choice of a smooth or textured surface.

Cellular Composite Siding

Royal Building Products’ Celect siding features a patented interlocking joint system that keeps boards straight, protects exteriors from water damage, and is virtually seamless. The siding provides an R-value at twice the thermal value of any other comparable material, the company says. Available in three profiles and a range of 14 colors.

Column Wrap

The larger Versatex Building Products Versawrap PVC column wrap system is designed to go around a 10x10 post to create a nominal 12x12 (11¼ x 11¼) column. The wrap comes in 10-foot 6-inch lengths and provides one-piece pre-cut cladding with a full-length friction-fit closure. This is a fatter version of the company’s Versawrap PVC column wrap system, which already includes 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 sizes. 

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