What Is the Top-Rated Vinyl Siding?

Dara Sorensen

Vinyl siding is a popular choice of exterior siding, as it is durable and economical. There are many different companies and contractors who offer vinyl siding in various finishes, colors and gauges, and thicknesses of the panels. Following are a few of the major manufacturers which carry top-rated products.

Vinyl siding is a popular choice among builders and homeowners, as it requires little upkeep maintenance and helps improve the aesthetic and practical qualities of a home.


CertainTeed is the largest manufacturer of vinyl siding in North America. The company claims to have the largest selection of color choices and styles available, and most of their siding lines have been manufactured to endure high winds from 135 to 220 miles per hour. CertainTeed also offers an array soffits and trim, among many other siding assortments.


Crane has been around for many years and was one of the first companies to produce vinyl siding, according to the company’s website. Crane siding offers foam-backed and insulated siding but has the look of the more traditional cedar planks. Because of the insulated panels, the siding withstands bruises and does not dent as easily. The siding comes with a lifetime warranty and they offer many different brands for cosmetic or functional purposes.


Alside is a division of Associated Materials, Inc. and their building products are available at more than 90 supply centers around the country. Some of their popular siding lines the Charter Oak line, which has industry best ratings on energy efficiency, and Board & Batten, which is a vertical siding used for its strong cosmetic appeal. They have a long list of siding products for any type of home and budget.