Siding - Composite
Different areas of the country use different types of siding. Here in the Colorado area, cementuous type (cement with fiberglass strands to reinforce) sidings are becoming more and more popular. However in the past, hardboard sidings were used most commonly. Hardboard siding uses essentially sawdust and resins to form various patterns to use.
Siding comes in two major categories: “lap” and “panel”. “Lap” sidings are in strips or individual board sizes ranging in width from 4” to 16”.
"Panel” refers to sheets (generally 4x8 or 4x9 sizes) in plywood, waferboard, fiber-cement or hardboard versions. On existing construction, siding is the hardest item to match to pattern and size. It is strongly recommended that you bring a sample (even if very weathered or damaged) to obtain the best possible match. Matching older siding is ALWAYS a challenge for us due to the wide range of ages and the varieties manufactured.