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  • Follows dips and contours of wall
  • Unsightly seams with caulk lines
  • Visible nail heads
  • Seams warp and separate
  • Follows dips and contours of wall
  • Visible nail heads
  • Seams warp and separate over time
  • Fewer design options
  • Patented interlocking joints** create seamless appearance and help to keep walls smooth and straight
  • Eliminates unsightly caulking
  • No gaps, buckling or wavy lines


  • Typically requires diamond blades for cutting
  • Heavy—200 pounds per 100 square feet
  • Produces crystalline silica dust
  • Due to moisture absorption, requires 6”-8” minimum ground clearance
  • Panel width can vary course by course
  • Requires flashing joints or treating end-cuts
  • May require initial painting or comes in a limited color palette
  • Panel width can vary course to course
  • Requires initial staining or painting
  • High installation cost
  • No need for special equipment: boards and trim can be easily machined with standard woodworking tools
  • Superior strength-to-weight ratio means easy loading onto scaffolding
  • Low-VOC product emits no harmful particles or workplace hazards
  • Can be installed to grade
  • Interlocking joints make Celect easier and faster to install
  • Requires no caulking
  • Gravity lock feature keeps individual courses straight and helps reduce installation time


  • Depending on climate or location, may require repainting (typically carries a 15-year warranty)
  • Wood trim requires maintenance
  • Chips and scratches must be filled
  • Requires ongoing caulking
  • May require mold and mildew treatment
  • Estimated $14,000* in maintenance costs over 30-year home ownership period


    * Based on a typical estimated cost of $7,000 every 15 years for repainting 3,000 equare feet of siding
  • Susceptible to mildew and rot
  • Needs ongoing painting, staining, sealing and caulking
  • Requires mold and mildew treatment
  • Wood trim requires maintenance
  • Susceptible to mildew and rot
  • Needs ongoing painting and repainting
  • Requires mold and mildew treatment
  • 25-year warranty on coating, and any nicks or scratches can be easily touched up with paint
  • Kynar Aquatec® coating staves off rain, dust, heat, wind and even pollution
  • Celect’s highly impact-resistant finish can handle heat, cold and errant baseballs better than anything
  • Instead of butting against itself, Celect siding locks together perfectly, so there's no need to fill in the gaps
  • Any dirt, mold or mildew can be readily cleaned away with a quick spray of a garden hose
  • Provides substantially lower expected maintenance cost over the life of the home


    ** Patent No: US 8,402,707 B2 (2013)
         Patent No: US 8,596,000 (2013)