Are you tired of looking at a siding that's chipped, faded, warped, rotten, or cracked? Are you bored of touching it up every few months? Maybe you’re thinking about selling your home? Or perhaps you're just trying to make your property more energy-efficient?

Then, simply put, CraneBoard siding is your solution.

It's made of vinyl but looks and feels like real wood (only without the costly and time-consuming upkeep!). So it's no wonder that for the last twenty years it's been considered one of the best cladding materials on the market.

At GVD Renovations, we understand that making any improvement to your home will doubtless involve big decisions and that just getting started can feel very daunting.

In today’s digital age, we have access to so much information; it often feels like we have too many choices when it comes to picking products, colors, … even cladding.

And that's why we’ve done all the research for you and compiled this easy-to-read guide on CraneBoard® siding; because we want to ensure the completion of your project is as hassle-free as possible.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in and decide:

Is it Time to Do Away With Your Old Siding?

It’s definitely a good idea to replace it, if…

  • It’s warped, rotten, splintered, chipped, discolored, or damaged in any other way
  • Maintaining it has become too expensive or time-consuming
  • You are thinking about selling your property

Replacing your old siding will improve the appearance of your property, increasing not only its curb appeal but also—, and this is crucial—its value as well.

But Why CraneBoard®?

Okay, so maybe you’ve looked at your existing siding and decided it’s looking a little rundown. You don’t want to lug the paint out and go over it, just to do it again in a couple of months... and again after that.

But, as we’ve already said, you’ve got half a dozen different cladding options to choose from, so what makes Craneboard® so unique?

Well, the major pros are:

It Doesn’t Require Painting or Scraping

Ideal, right? Because this is precisely what you’re trying to avoid!

Instead, you can choose from a variety of different styles, colors, and finishes that won’t fade over time, leaving you with a fantastic looking exterior and one less job to do. We’d call that a result. 

It Won’t Warp, Buckle, or Sag

Thanks to the inbuilt TXL Lamination Technology, the bond between the materials used to construct the CraneBoard® can be up to 200% stronger than any other conventional, vinyl-based siding.

CraneBoard® is made out of a 50-mil thick molded material, which gives it unparalleled impact and weather resistance.

It can withstand up to 64% of hard impact without becoming dented or otherwise damaged and can survive in up to 200 mph winds.

It Reduces External Noise and It’s Made Out of Neopor®

When compared to other types of vinyl siding, CraneBoard® is almost a whole half better at canceling out noise. It reduces external noise by a whopping 45%.

Also, as CraneBoard® is made with Neopor®, its R-value is up to 19% better than standard vinyl siding. This means your home will be more energy-efficient, helping you save on your bills and reduce your carbon-footprints - win-win!

Furthermore, the unique profile of the material means that it can reflect heat, and it will be cool indoors even in the height of the summer.

It Has Inbuilt Moisture Management Functions

CraneBoard® has moisture management built into its design to improve moisture evaporation and the material’s permeability.

The unique design of its Solid CoRe insulation also creates enough space for proper ventilation.

CraneBoard® Comes with a 'Life of the Home' Limited Warranty

This is reassuring not only for you, while you’re still living in the house, but also a useful selling point if you’re thinking about moving.

The lifetime of the structure warranty will pass from you to your buyer, saving them from the same troubles you avoided by installing it!

Types of CraneBoard Siding

CraneBoard, just like everything else these days, comes in all different shapes, sizes, and styles.

GVD Renovations can provide you with plenty of samples and designs that showcase the beauty of the material, to make sure you find the perfect look for your property. 

In terms of the actual composition of the boards, here's a breakdown of the various sorts and sizes available:

CraneBoard® Board & Batten

This boasts the following features:

  • Vertical design with wide, 10” boards
  • Hand-milled cedar design
  • Seamless locking edges
  • Wind resistant up to 130 mph

You'll also enjoy a 'life of home' limited warranty.

CraneBoard® 6 & 7:

This boasts the following features:

  • Vertical design with 6 or 7” boards
  • Plank-styled with the same realistic finish
  • Can be used for your home’s main siding or as an accent feature
  • Moisture management ridges provide space for ventilation
  • Absorbs and reflects radiant heat with Nepor®

It's also wind-resistant to wind speeds up to 160 mph.


This boasts the following features:

  • Available in Quad 4” Clapboard and 4.5” Dutch lap
  • Boasts a unique design, with the same, true-milled cedar wood grain aspect and a radiant, low-gloss finish
  • Moisture management ridges provide space for ventilation
  • Absorbs and reflects radiant heat with Nepor®
  • Wind resistant up to 160 mph

As you can see, CraneBoard®, in every incarnation, is impressive. Style and substance in one, then. What more could you ask for?

Bored with your Board?

You don’t need to be!

If your old siding is looking a bit weary, if it’s splintered and bent out of shape and you think it could do with a facelift, put away your ladder and your paintbrush and call GVD Renovations Inc today.

Or, request a free, no-obligation consultation on the kind of CraneBoard siding you require and how much it’s likely to cost you.

We are experienced home renovation experts, committed not only to maintaining and improving the structural integrity of your property but also to give it that “wow!” factor.

If that sounds good to you, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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