Siding is that part of a house that is either under everyone’s eyes and exposed to many environmental elements that can directly affect it, transforming the siding in a warped, rotten, faded, and damaged material.
As Boston, MA, and its surrounding areas suffer from extreme weather conditions, reaching hot temperatures during summer and cold ones in winter, maintaining a siding has become more and more expensive and it can be a waste of time.
So, if you are looking for an improvement of appearance, not only to increase your home’s value, but to sell it for a good price in the future or to avoid any more serious problems; replacing the old siding is the answer.
We offer many different types of siding, and one good option among them is Craneboard siding, a stronger vinyl that can provide several advantages to the homeowner and the house itself.
CraneBoard siding is a siding made of a stronger vinyl which does not require much maintenance, without needing to paint it again or scraping it, so you can choose among its variety of color without worrying about fading; having a gorgeous looking exterior all the time.
This siding will not warp, buckle or sag, and, in addition, is capable of reducing external noise by 45% and it has an R-value up to 19% better than an ordinary vinyl siding, being more energy-efficient and consequently helping to save money on energy bills.
Another great advantage of CraneBoard siding is being 50-mil thick molded that is hail resistant, fade resistant, leading to a resistance against winds up to 160 mph.
Besides, using this siding leaves no time for worries in relation to moisture. Its unique design of Solid CoRe insulation creates a space for ventilation, having a moisture management that improves evaporation and permeability.
And the greatest advantage in the long run is when choosing CraneBoard siding its manufacturing comes only with a Life of the Home Limited Warranty. So, it means that the lifetime of the structure warranty will pass from the actual owner to the buyer, protecting the next owner against any damages.
CraneBoard siding is made of a tougher vinyl and its appearance is similar to real wood, bringing a classic look to the house without the maintenance that a wooden siding requires.
This long lasting and high-quality siding has been considered for the last twenty years one of the best cladding materials, being a better option in front of fiber cement, wood, engineered wood or brick.
R-value is the term that represents how well insulated a material is. Having a proper insulation helps to keep energy bills down, the emission of carbon footprint is reduced and improves the value of a house.
Considering a material as insulated, the R-value needs to be higher, being better and more resistant. A CraneBoard siding has an insulation of 3.0 – 4.0, this is twenty times higher than fiber cement and four times more than ordinary vinyl siding.
So, taking this into account, when a house is covered with CraneBoard siding, it becomes more energy-efficient, no need to worry about bills.
CraneBoard is composed of a 50-mil thick comprised molded material, giving a huge impact and extreme weather resistance.
Due to its thickness, with the use of TXL Lamination Technology, CraneBoard siding can be 200% stronger than other types of vinyl siding, withstand an impact up to 64% without suffering any damages.
Besides this, this siding is wind resistant, it can handle winds of 160 mph and is able to reduce external noise up to 45%, providing a great night of sleep.
CraneBoard board and batten siding are 10” wide, offering a vertical and beautiful design replicating real cedar. Another characteristic of this siding is that it lies flat, so there is no interruption when covering the structure of a house.
Another great advantage of choosing CraneBoard siding is the huge variety of colors that it offers, coming in different shapes, sizes and styles for every taste.
For this siding, there are four available profiles, they are: T6, D7, Board & Batten and Q45DL.
This profile has a texture of milled cedar-grain with a 6’’ straight face profile and deep shadows. The best part, it offers a life of home limited warranty.
It was developed to avoid headaches, having a space for proper ventilation, so moisture will not affect the siding. Besides, there is no need for maintenance, like painting or scraping, it absorbs and reflects heat, it is very resistant to wind and other impacts, and reduces external noises.
It is perfectly straight, offering a 7’’ clapboard plank styled vertical, having a shape that is shadowed and hand-milled cedar finish; and it offers a life of home limited warranty as well.
Like the CraneBoard T6, it also has a space for ventilation to avoid moisture, no need for maintenance, heat can be absorbed and reflected, it is very resistant to impacts and strong winds, and reduces external noises.
Board and Batten profile is authentic wide, being double 10’’, designed with hand-milled rustic cedar grain look. The vertical lines offer smooth locked edges, making everything seamless.
As CraneBoard T6 and D7, the maintenance is free, so no painting and scraping will be necessary, being strong against wind and impacts, and reducing any noise as well. Besides, it also comes with a life of home limited warranty.
These Quad 4’’ Clapboard and a 4.5’’ Dutchlap profile offers a unique design with authentic true-milled cedar wood grain and radiant. It offers a moisture management ridge for ventilation, as all the other profiles, it is maintenance free, absorbs and reflects heat and also any impact, and it reduces noises.
In relation to the colors, CraneBoard siding offers 3 lines with a lot of different options of colors and shades, they are: Smart Styles Expressions, Smart Styles Premium and Smart Styles.
This line offers 10 colors: Espresso, Regatta, Lighthouse Red, Graphite, Spruce, Slate, Stone Harbor, Carbon, Indigo, Peppercorn.
These Expressions colors are not available in Q4 and Q45DL profiles. For T6 and D7 there are 7 colors available, like Espresso, Regatta, Lighthouse Red, Spruce, Graphite, Slate and Stone Harbor.
These 7 colors + Carbon, Indigo and Peppercorn are only available for Board and Batten siding.
For this line there are 6 available colors: Polaris, Canyon, Oceanside, Nantucket, Smoky Ash and Metropolitan Gray.
For the profiles Q4 and Q45DL this line of colors is not available and for the T6 and D7 boards of 16’ as well.
These 7 colors + Carbon, Indigo and Peppercorn are only available for Board and Batten siding.
There are 12 available colors: Country Beige, Wheat, Aspen White, Cypress, Pearl, Mocha, Saddle, Clay, Bone, Greystone, Rye and Driftwood.
This line is the only one available for Q4 and Q45DL profiles, and it can be also found for the T6 and D7 profiles and Board and Batten.
Can withstand hurricane-force winds up to 160 mph.
Deep, rich Smart Styles™ Premium and Smart Styles™ Expressions shades use Chromatix™ technology color protection.
Virtually no maintenance.
No painting or scraping.
Won’t warp, buckle or sag.
Only manufacturer with a Life of the Home Limited Warranty.
Reduces external noise.
Manufactured from recyclable materials.
Give your curb appeal an instant makeover with the classic, crisp looks of CraneBoard®.
CraneBoard in Lighthouse Red - Contemporary - Exterior - Columbus
Its expansive, architecturally correct width combines with a perfectly straight, deeply shadowed shape and hand-milled cedar finish for a powerful curb appeal.
Craneboard stands out for its curb appeal, comes with an industry-leading ... Horizontal lap and board & batten profiles provide more exterior design.
with the classic, crisp looks of CraneBoard®. They've brought a time-tested surface into the 21st century to harmonize with accents of stone, shake and board & batten or to cover an entire façade with smooth integrity.
The triple-width, insulated span bridges structural imperfections and therefore bridges the gap between “that’s nice” and flawless.
Plus the milled cedar-grain texture, straight face and deep shadows of the 6″ and 7″ profiles give your house a solid, authentic presence.
This 21st Century version of a time-tested classic can work in beautiful harmony with accents of stone, shake and board and batten – or cover an entire façade with smooth integrity for a flawless appearance.
The 7" clapboard plank is the tried-and-true choice for an infinite variety of architectural styles.
From the traditional Colonial to the most groundbreaking Contemporary design, CraneBoard® 7 can be used as both a starting point and an exciting accent.
Its expansive, architecturally correct width combines with a perfectly straight, deeply shadowed shape and hand-milled cedar finish.
Add to this design superiority a selection of expressive colors and it’s a distinctive option for any home.
The architecturally correct 10-inch Board & Batten can be used as a theme or to add a bit of rustic charm to any home.
Available in 19 popular colors including the four Coastal Shores™ Collection, these shades can give a jolt of added architectural interest to your home.
Smart Styles™ Collection is a full range of 14 soft, understated shades and pleasing neutrals.
The Smart Style™ Expressions Collection enhances exterior designs that call for bold, rich hues.
What’s your favorite color? Is your style best expressed in classic neutrals, accented by crisp white trim? Or would expressive deep shades fulfill your vision?
With the natural, authentic appearance of CraneBoard®, you can experiment and create a unique exterior look that’s just right for you.
We only work with materials that we would put on our own house, and CraneBoard siding is one of these materials.
If you are interested to know more about this type of vinyl siding and how it would look on your house, you can call us and get a free consultation for any help, or you can request a quote to have an idea.
We, Franca Services, with our team of experienced people, will be very pleased to help you to transform your house and your dreams.
"They did an excellent job. They are very professional to deal with and finished the job ahead of schedule on our budget. I highly recommend Franca Services to anyone. " - Denise S.