LOOKS LIKE WOOD
INSTALLS LIKE VINYL
MORE DURABLE THAN FIBER CEMENT
Our goal has been to create a fiberglass siding system that is uncompromising in aesthetics, installation and durability while being friendly to the environment. The table below compares and contrasts Nova Fiberglass siding to the three most commonly used siding materials today, wood, vinyl and fiber cement.
- Nova Fiberglass siding is a lower maintenance product that will not ever rot, is dimensionally stable, provides exceptional paint adhesion and is very resistant to warping and cracking
- Nova Fiberglass siding is not a source of food for bugs like termites and carpenter ants.
- Nova Fiberglass can be installed at grade or below grade which helps with exterior construction finishing details. Wood siding should be installed a minimum of 8″ above the ground leaving a difficult and costly area to finish.
- Nova Fiberglass has superior aesthetics and can be painted or stained any color.
- Nova Fiberglass will not melt and deform in the heat from the sun.
- Nova Fiberglass is a lower maintenance product that can withstand most hail storms.
vs Fiber Cement
- Nova Fiberglass is easier and faster to install and is supplied in lengths that are 63% longer, helping to eliminate seams. Our siding is not brittle so it can be carried in any orientation without worrying about it cracking.
- Nova fiberglass siding is 70% lighter than fiber cement siding which makes it much easier to install on ladders.
- Nova Fiberglass can be installed at grade or below grade which helps with exterior construction finishing details. Fiber Cement must be installed a minimum of 6″ above the ground leaving a difficult and costly area to finish.
- Nova Fiberglass has an embodied energy that is 85% lower, helping reduce the impact on the environment. Fiber Cement is manufactured from energy intensive concrete which must be heated in furnaces up to 1,500 degrees Celsius and contains fly ash. Fly ash is a by product of coal power plants and can contain mercury.
- Nova Fiberglass is installed with no visible nails, providing a superior finish compared to face nailed fiber cement.
- Nova Fiberglass has a 9/16″ deep shadow line versus the standard 1/4″ deep shadow line on fiber cement products. The deeper shadow line is historically accurate and aesthetically pleasing.
- Nova Fiberglass profiles are supplied in 19 foot lengths.
- All siding is flame treated at the Nova manufacturing facility prior to shipment, helping with topcoat adhesion. After installation the siding should be painted with TruCoat paint. We recommend TruCoat because it is a superior coating specifically developed for painting pultruded fiberglass used on exterior building products.
- To minimize the carbon footprint of our siding the parts are simply banded together by profile and placed onto a wood crate. We have eliminated all unnecessary cardboard and plastic packaging materials.
- The below table provides detailed illustrations and information about each siding profile.
- All profiles and components may be ordered online direct from manufacturer. If you do not know the quantity required for your project, we will perform a complimentary take off calculation and provide a written proposal for your project.
- Nova Fiberglass 90% 90%
- Wood 95% 95%
- Vinyl 40% 40%
- Fiber Cement 20% 20%
- Nova Fiberglass 95% 95%
- Wood 60% 60%
- Vinyl 20% 20%
- Fiber Cement 75% 75%
- Nova Fiberglass 100% 100%
- Wood 90% 90%
- Vinyl 15% 15%
- Fiber Cement 70% 70%
- Nova Fiberglass 90% 90%
- Wood 85% 85%
- Vinyl 95% 95%
- Fiber Cement 80% 80%
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PROFILES & COMPONENTS
3″ Lap Siding
Our narrowest and strongest siding profile is designed to match the wood siding that is often found on historical homes. The siding has a 3″ reveal and a 9/16″ deep shadow line. The overall profile provides 6″ of coverage.
4 1/2″ Lap Siding
Our middle of the ground profile offers 4 1/2″ of coverage and a 9/16″ deep shadow line. This profile is approximately 10% more expensive than the 3″ and 6″ profile per square foot due to the lower coverage per lineal foot.
<p>The starter strip is the most critical part of any installation. It is the first piece that is installed and making it level ensures that all future courses of siding will be installed level. The 3 1/2″ tall starter strip is a universal part that can <span id=”dots”>…</span><span id=”more”>be used to start both the horizontal and vertical siding profiles. The starting strip also provides the installer the option of hanging the starting row of lap siding below the sheathed wall which helps hide unattractive transition details from the foundation to above grade walls.</span></p>
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The outside corner is used on 90 degree outside corners to provide two surfaces for the siding profiles to mate up against. A 1/8″ gap is left between the outside corner and siding profile where caulk is applied.
An alternative to the outside corner is our 90 degree and 45 degree mitered corner covers. This creates a more modern look but increase the installation difficulty.
The inside corner is used on 90 degree inside corners to provide two surfaces for the siding profiles to mate up against. A 1/8″ gap is left between the inside corner and siding profile where caulk is applied.