Owens Corning Essentials Premium – Good thick siding at a reasonable price

***Special Note:  Owens Corning no longer produces vinyl siding products.  Their Siding Solutions Business was sold to Saint-Gobain(The parent company to a main roofing competitor of theirs Certainteed)  however many homes still exist with their products on them today.  Home Depot used to carry the product line.***

 Owens Corning Essentials Premium
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
$80to $120
  • 70%

  • Owens Corning Essentials Premium
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  • Last modified: August 22, 2014
  • Durability
    Editor: 82%
  • Appearance
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 78%
  • Options
    Editor: 65%
  • Colors
    Editor: 42%


In our opinion the first acceptable permanent type solution vinyl siding from Owens Corning you can put on your home. Thickness rings it at .044 which is very respectable. Limited to 3 most popular profile options though. Lacking in color darkness and variety by today's standards when this was still in production a very good siding.


  • Acceptable Thickness at .044
  • Good looking hand sawn embossed wood grain


  • Lacking depth of color
  • Not enough profile options