Owens Corning Essentials Semi Bead and Narrow Plank – Just OK all about the looks

***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 Semi Bead
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 2 stars
$70to $130
  • 40%

  • Owens Corning Essentials Semi Bead
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  • Last modified: August 22, 2014
  • Durability
    Editor: 31%
  • Appearance
    Editor: 68%
  • Features
    Editor: 22%
  • Options
    Editor: 25%
  • Colors
    Editor: 34%


We think this line was a bit of a let's just throw these products we have to make available into a made up category. The two products a 6.5" beaded panel and a triple 3" panel share almost nothing in common. they are both thin with .042 for the beaded panel and .040 for the triple 3". Much too think for either. Offer no insulation of other unique features. It wasn't a bad idea but you can tell not a lot of effort was spent on this line.


  • Doesn't look bad


  • Too thin
  • Colors leave something to be desired
  • Non insulated