What is siding?

  • (noun): A short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass.
    Synonyms: railroad siding, turnout, sidetrack
    See also — Additional definitions below


Siding is the outer covering or cladding of a house meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather. On a building that uses siding, it may act as a key element in the aesthetic beauty of the structure and directly influence its property value.

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Composite Siding
... Various composite materials are also used for siding asphalt, asbestos, fiber cement, aluminium (ACM) etc ... Composite sidings are available in many styles and can mimic the other siding options ... corrugated aluminium siding in an area prone to severe storms steel in coastal climates wood siding in termite-infested regions) ...
Insulated Siding - Usage
... Insulated siding is exterior cladding that features a rigid foam backing secured to vinyl siding, or placed behind the siding during installation ... One purported benefit of insulated siding is its ability to reduce energy transfer, which helps maintain the interior temperature of a home ... Producers report an average R-value of 2.0 - 3.5, significantly more than that of other siding products including fiber cement, brick and stucco ...
Insulated Siding
... Insulated siding is home siding that includes rigid foam insulation, fused behind the exterior surface of the wall, for the purpose of reducing ... Currently, insulated siding is commercially available as a type of vinyl siding ...
Railway Station Types In Germany - Other Abbreviations
... a derelict station Abzw – Abzweig (branch-off point) Anst – Anschlußstelle (industrial siding) Awanst – Ausweichanschlußstelle (refuge siding), a single-ended siding where trains are put aside whilst ... Often linked to an industrial siding ...
Direct Traffic Control - Layout
... In DTC, controlled tracks and sidings (those requiring authority from the train dispatcher to occupy) are divided into pre-specified blocks ... There is a siding at Bess, and this siding is specified as Bess Siding ... Both Bess and Bess Siding blocks extend to the switches at either end of the siding ...

More definitions of "siding":

  • (noun): Material applied to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof.