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slwrnr
Vinyl siding
slwrnr

I have a new construction home and will be using vinyl siding. I want to "frame" the windows to get a more traditional look. I've looked at using the PVC window trim provided by the manufacturer but contractor is warning me about the expansion and contraction problems with the product. The house is located in Michigan. Specifically miters separating in winter, etc. He is recommending framing the windows with 4" Smart Siding and then installing the siding. Has anyone used this method or have any advice for me? Thanks

dj1
Re: Vinyl siding
dj1

Talk to a couple of other contractors and see if there is an agreement of opinions.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Vinyl siding
Mastercarpentry

Look for other homes in the area which have the details you're considering. Ask those homeowners what kind of problems they have encountered. Empirical evidence is rarely exact but it shows trends and problems better and faster than any other way if you can collect enough of it!

Phil

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