On Thu, 1 Jan 2009 07:52:30 -0800 (PST), RicodJour
I haven't seen them either, but I'd lean towards problems with black
looking good to start with, and still looking good in 5 years.
The brown vinyl does a fair amount of expansion & the rubber
connectors account for it..
On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:28:49 -0500, in alt.home.repair, Jim Elbrecht
Way back when I installed siding for a living, we could get aluminum in just
about any color including black, brown, charcoal, etc. I don't recall
seeing vinyl siding in dark colors, only white, cream, beige, gray, etc. I
don't remember ever installing dark vinyl. The plastic definitely has
thermal issues, and I still remember all the finicky little things we did to
make sure that our installs wouldn't look like crap when the weather
We also did gutters, but we were "high end" and only hung continuous
aluminum. Bad enough. My guess is that between thermal expansion and UV
deterioration problems, black vinyl is just not practical.
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