The Exterior Portfolio by Crane CraneBoard 6 is part of the siding
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, siding
models like the CraneBoard 6 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Thickness is as measured by our testers.
Fading reflects resistance to color changes after accelerated weathering tests using intense heat, UV light, and water spray to mimic typical weathering cycles siding would encounter on an actual home.
Cold impacts is resistance to damage from blows at 0 degree Fahrenheit.
Features & Specs - Exterior Portfolio by Crane CraneBoard 6
Foam-backed Foam backing that may increase the insulating value of the siding (we did not test for this), but will also afford other aesthetic benefits, like crush resistance.
Longer lengths Available in lengths longer than the typical 12 to 13-foot vinyl siding panel, so it will have less vertical seams on long windowless walls.
Deep profile The front edge extends at least 3/4-inch from the face of the panel providing a wider shadow line and making the siding seem more like real wood.
Double hem Nailing hem is folded over (doubles the thickness of the material) increasing attachment strength and reducing the chances of the siding being blown off the wall by very high winds.