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hardiewood siding

How Thick Should My Siding Be?

Choosing siding for your home can be difficult, as there are many options. When choosing replacement siding for your home, you must consider multiple factors, including aesthetic, water resistance, durability, and energy efficiency. There are various siding replacement options; popular siding replacement options include Alside and Hardieplank. 

Types of Siding

There are many types of siding to choose from, including:

  • Vinyl Siding
  • Stucco and Synthetic Siding
  • Wood Siding
  • Aluminum Siding
  • Fiber Cement Siding (HardiePlank)

Siding Thickness

The thickness of your siding is very important.  Siding ranges from .038 to .055. To ensure your siding doesn’t sag over time, is less susceptible to cracking, and can withstand wind and hail damage, 0.046 is the minimum thickness recommended. 


One popular siding option is HardiePlank, which is a fiber cement siding. You can paint HardiePlank cement blocks, and can even be repainted in the future. This is a great advantage over vinyl siding or other siding options. 

If you’re unsure about your siding, or perhaps you’re ready to upgrade your siding, give us a call. We would be thrilled to talk to you about your project and what sidings would be best. Our staff is friendly and helpful and is ready to answer all of your questions. 

Chicago’s Best Window and Door Company

American Thermal Window has over 35 years experience installing windows and doors throughout Chicagoland and is considered Chicago’s top-rated window and door company. Everyone on the team is top notch and very experienced in selling and installing siding. The showroom, located at the corner of Milwaukee and Central Ave in Chicago, offers many displays showcasing the different window and door options available.

Contact American Thermal Window

To learn more email info@americanthermalwindow.com or call (773) 774-3131