All about Alside vinyl siding: a buyer’s guide

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Chris Gennone

By Chris Gennone

July 14, 2021

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Vinyl siding is one of the most popular house siding materials available, and for good reason. Unlike fiber cement siding, vinyl siding is manufactured and more resistant to moisture, making it more low maintenance than most other materials. In addition to manufacturing windows and patio doors, Alside is also one of the top manufacturers of vinyl siding and soffits. Whether you're looking for soffits, fascia, or trims, Alside offers a variety of different siding products at affordable prices. Let's dig into the details.

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Alside vinyl siding types

Charter Oak Reinforced Premium Vinyl siding

Charter Oak Reinforced Premium Vinyl siding on a residential home

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Named Consumer Report's Best Buy in 2020's siding ratings, Alside's flagship siding Charter Oak offers these key features:

  • Made up of a variety of different materials such as PureStrength vinyl resin, Ti-Shield titanium dioxide, StayRight vinyl stabilizers, TrueShield impact modifiers, and DesignersChoice pigment concentrates
  • Resistant to moisture, heat, impact, color deterioration, and able to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds.
  • Available in a large color selection in both clapboard and dutch lap styles
  • Lifetime limited warranty

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Odyssey Plus Premium Vinyl siding

Odyssey Plus Premium Vinyl siding on a residential home

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Alside Odyssey Plus Premium Vinyl siding key features:

  • Features a natural wood grain pattern, shadow lines, and low gloss
  • Has a rolled-over nail hem and extra siding panel thickness (0.44”) which helps with weather and impact resistance
  • Available in 24 different colors, Odyssey Plus siding doesn’t need to be painted but may need an occasional wash
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Coventry by Alside

Coventry by Alside siding on a residential home

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Coventry by Alside’s key features:

  • Features a cedar grain texture
  • Has a rolled top nailing hem which offers extra stability, durability and provides a secure wall attachment
  • Able to withstand impact and severe weather conditions, including heavy rain and hurricane-force winds
  • Doesn’t need to be painted and doesn’t crack or warp from moisture and excessive heat
  • Available in 21 different colors, Alside utilizes a copolymer compound called ChromaTrue technology which provides longer color stability for a darker color palette

Conquest Quality Vinyl siding

Conquest Quality Vinyl siding on a residential home

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Conquest Quality Vinyl siding key features:

  • Features a natural cedar-grain texture and a low gloss finish
  • Has a rolled top nailing hem, providing extra stability and a more rigid panel
  • Very low maintenance and doesn’t require any cleaning other than an occasional rinse with a garden hose
  • Available in double 4-½” clapboard and dutch lap styles and 16 different colors

Williamsport Colonial Beaded Siding

Williamsport Colonial Beaded siding on a residential home

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Williamsport Colonial Beaded siding key features:

  • Combines a rounded beaded ridge with a 6-½” exposure, and a brushed texture, offering a more vintage appearance
  • Made with a series of vinyl resins, stabilizers, titanium dioxide, impact modifiers, and pigment concentrates to protect your siding from moisture, excess heat, warping, rotting, and color deterioration
  • Available in 19 Earth-toned vinyl siding colors
  • Comes with a lifetime limited warranty

Brighton Beaded Vinyl siding

Brighton Beaded Vinyl siding on a residential home

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Brighton Beaded Vinyl siding key features:

  • Features a sophisticated-looking beaded ridge with a 6-½” exposure and brushed texture
  • Offers superb durability and is dent resistant, making it an excellent choice for homeowners in more volatile climates
  • Increases curb appeal and resale value
  • Low maintenance
  • Available in 16 different colors

Board and Batten Vertical Vinyl Siding

Board and Batten Vertical Vinyl siding on a residential home

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Board and Batten’s key features:

  • Features a natural wood grain texture with decorative accents
  • Has an incredibly thick .048” panel
  • Available in 28 different colors
  • Comes with Alside’s lifetime limited warranty

Charter Oak Soffit and Vertical siding

Charter Oak Soffit and Vertical siding on a residential home

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Charter Oak Soffit and Vertical Siding’s key features:

  • Features a rigid soffit panel with rounded edges which can be used as vertical siding
  • Its TriBeam system includes a rolled-edge nailing hem which provides durability and protection against Category 5 hurricane winds
  • Has hidden aeration openings within the grooves which provides ventilation
  • Low maintenance
  • Features a lifetime limited warranty
  • Available in 31 different colors

Prodigy Next-Generation Insulated Vinyl siding

Prodigy Next-Generation Insulated Vinyl siding on a residential home

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Prodigy Next-Generation key features:

  • Alside Prodigy siding features a 1-½” thick rigid foam insulation and an interlocking panel design
  • Has a detailed cedar grain texture
  • With a Perm rating of 5, this type of siding offers excellent energy efficiency and keeps moisture out, lowering energy costs
  • Includes a lifetime limited warranty, including a transferable warranty, and protection against color fade and hail

Pros and cons of Alside vinyl siding

Pros of Alside vinyl siding

Durable - Alside vinyl siding is an incredibly durable siding option, which can withstand most severe weather conditions including hurricane winds, impact, and moisture. Insulated vinyl siding also makes it a solid choice for homeowners in colder climates.

Low maintenance - Like most vinyl siding brands, you’ll rarely have to worry about any required maintenance. While other siding materials like stone and fiber cement will require either scrubbing and a new paint job, Alside vinyl siding only needs an occasional rinse with a garden hose.

More cost-effective - With its signature Charter Oak brand priced around $9 per square foot, Alside vinyl siding is significantly cheaper than other expensive options like brick, stone, and fiber cement. While certain metals like aluminum and steel siding compare well with vinyl’s price point, metals are also often prone to corrosion or rust and dents, which can raise costs.

Many options - Not only does Alside offer a large variety of different siding options, but they also feature an impressive siding color collection that ranges from dark Earth tones to bright architectural hues.

Cons of Alside vinyl siding

Warranty issues - Many customers have complained about Alside’s reluctance to honor their warranty claims. This makes it incredibly important that you read every detail so you understand exactly what your warranty covers and for how long.

Installation issues - Customers have complained about various material defects, which can be traced back to poor siding installation and workmanship. Hiring the right contractor, whether it’s for new siding, roofing, replacement windows, or any kind of new construction, it’s important to do your research.

Warp and peeling - As a result of poor installation, some homeowners have claimed their siding experienced discoloration, warping, and peeling after a short period of time.

Alside vinyl siding installed on a residential home

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If you’re interested in installing vinyl siding for your home, Alside is one of the top manufacturers in the business. Not only do they offer less expensive costs, but they are incredibly durable and are resistant to moisture, lasting longer than many other materials. While some customers have experienced material defects, many of these issues can be traced back to poor installations. Alside is still a respected manufacturer and solid choice for all vinyl siding options.

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