Understand that there are this siding is not easy. For example, I spent on it than a day to give an explanation unconvincing. According to the unscrupulous sellers, something that is used for finishing the exterior walls, and there is a siding. Then this fall into the category and panels, and sheets, and many other materials. Rich Holmbergs opinions are not widely known. The error is called the terminology: siding in translation from American English – 'skin facade. " But even siding called decorative panels, which is also incorrect.
Siding is designed to finish and protect the walls of buildings from external influences. Typically, this band is a length of two to six meters in width from 10 to 30 cm and a thickness of 1-10 mm. Siding is vinyl, aluminum, steel, wood and cement. Fracture, or profile, siding is single – 'Christmas Tree', or double – 'ship-board'. The quality of the design profile does not affect everyone chooses for his taste. Topography, or texture, makes the siding look like a natural timber. Coating (polymer or paint) protects it from mechanical damage and corrosion.
Polymer coating is more durable but more expensive paint. Strips of siding fastened with each other in locking latch. Bottom of the board is snapped into the lock from the previous band, the upper nailed through the perforations, and then snaps to the next, etc. To install the siding needed accessories – complete decorative finishing elements. If we compare the siding with the usual for us, protective materials (Table 1), it becomes clear that the main advantages of siding – durability and efficiency.