Amazing Plank Acrylic Siding is not made of vinyl but instead of Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrolate (ASA) which is more weatherable and more thermally stable than vinyl. As a common component used in the manufacturing of automobiles, boat hulls, and street signs due to its extreme weatherability and UV protection, it is a great element to incorporate into exterior siding.
Have you ever seen an old, rusty car and noticed the tail lights still shine like new? One of the major reasons this happens is Acrylic was used in producing those tail light covers which allowed them to withstand Mother Nature and UV rays far better than the rest of the old, rusty car.
Acrylic is a durable material that is far less brittle and reduces the likelihood of stress cracking while maintaining far greater impact strength and heat distortion.
In order to better understand ASA, let’s take a look at the meaning and benefits of each part to determine what makes it such an ideal material.
The Acrylonitrile portion of ASA is utilized to help with what Mother Nature throws at it. Acrylonitrile is very chemical & UV resistant, which helps block out UV Rays and reflect heat away from the panel. Acrylonitrile acts like an umbrella around your home shielding it from the bright, damaging UV rays and heat that pound the outside of your home on a yearly basis.
Styrene drastically helps with heat flow that is absorbed by the panel. While the last component, Acrolate, is utilized to help provide flexibility and impact resistance and helps make the panel very pliable.
Acrylic allows for better color retention in later years with a lower gloss and softer appearance. Many vinyl siding products have a glossy, shiny look which screams vinyl siding. The goal of any siding manufacturer is to create a product that looks like real wood but performs like a maintenance free siding system.
Unfortunately for the other vinyl siding manufacturers, there is only one system that can currently make those claims: Amazing Plank Acrylic Siding!