Owens Corning Essentials- Thin Vinyl siding for cheap…

***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
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 2.5 stars
$45to $65
  • 50%

  • Owens Corning Essentials
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  • Last modified: March 10, 2019
  • Durability
    Editor: 35%
  • Appearance
    Editor: 40%
  • Features
    Editor: 22%
  • Options
    Editor: 67%
  • Colors
    Editor: 61%


Double 4" and Double 4.5" traditional as well as Dutchlap siding with the thinnest vinyl in the line at .040. A light woodgrain pattern is pleasing to the eye but like most panels in this price range there is really nothing to stand out here. Too think to warrant long term installation.


  • Strong Brand Recognition
  • Inexpensive


  • Thin not good
  • Washed out colors
  • No longer available however Norandex siding colors are a close match in many cases