When in the market for new siding, there is a great chance you will run across some siding-related terms you have never heard of before. Knowing the meaning behind these terms will help you in working with your siding contractor.
- Batten: A batten is a thin strip of wood placed over the seam of a panel board.
- Buttlock: A buttlock refers to the bottom edge of a panel that locks onto a preceding panel.
- Channel: A channel is the area on a piece of siding — an accessory trim or corner post — where another piece of siding panel is inserted.
- Drip Cap: A drip cap is another term for head flashing. It refers to a piece of trim that redirects water away from the topmost portion of vertical siding.
- Face: Face refers to the part of the siding that is visible after it is installed.
- Flange: A flange is a piece of siding where the mounting holes are located.
- Flashing: Flashing is a strip of metal fitted around doors and windows to prevent water from leaking into the home or building.
- Lap: Lap is short for overlap. It is called a lap joint when one panel of siding overlaps another.
- Lock: A lock refers to a part of the siding that locks in with a locking joint to attach siding panels.
- Profile: Profile refers to the shape of the face of the siding.
- Starter Strip: A starter strip is an accessory used to secure the bottom portion of the siding to the sheathing and hold it at an angle.
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