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New Siding Combines Installation Innovation With Superior Craftsmanship


American Original® Shake and Scallop Line Captures the Look of America

In answer to the demand for premium siding that offers unique style and exceptional performance, American Original® Building Products introduces its line of shake and scallop siding. American Original® Shake and Scallop Siding is made from single-course injection molded polypropylene, the latest in polymer technology, making it the longest lasting and most attractive siding offered on the market today. 

American Original siding offers homeowners the characteristics that are admired in cedar shakes without the costly installation and yearly maintenance.  Deep randomly detailed grain and a longer single-course structure eliminates repeatability (which produces undesirable “lines" in the siding) and minimizes trim waste. Patented installation features combine to make the siding line revolutionary in its craftsmanship and efficiency. 

“Homeowners love the distinctive yet traditional look of our Shake and Scallop siding, and builders and remodelers will find that with authentic American styling, exceptional quality, and cost competitiveness, the product sells itself," said Roger Peck, Director of Sales/Marketing for American Original Building Products. “They will also save time, effort and money with our innovative installation features," he added.

Time-saving features include the Contin-U-Lock® continuous lock system that works across the top and sides, simplifying installation and enabling seamless transition from one style to another. Another innovative feature is the SignalSlots® nail hem that requires no center nail. The hem visually guides installers with progressively wider slots across the top and installs over nail-based or non-nail-based sheathing. American Original Shake and Scallop Siding also fits conventional 3/4’’, J-, window and accessory channels, saving money on more costly accessories.

The American Original Shake and Scallop line is exceptionally durable due to its injection molded polypropylene construction which makes the product stronger and more ding resistant than extruded vinyl. With its added strength and patented lock system, the siding performs better in hurricane and storm conditions, staying secure at over 200 MPH. And state-of-the-art color quality management systems allow for greater color fastness and more consistent box-to-box color control.

American Original is a stylish choice for the whole house or as architectural accents for any home exterior, including fiber cement, stone, brick and vinyl siding. The product is offered in four styles, Cedar Shake, Hand-Split Shake, Cape Cod Shake and Scallop (Half-Round). All profiles are available in 14 colors, making American Original the largest line of single-course panels in the market.  

American Original® Building Products LLC is the building products subsidiary of Ferriot Inc., a 140-year-old company serving Fortune-500 clients around the world and a leader in injection molding technology. Their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Akron, Ohio.

Media contacts:
Liz Knapp
Ferriot/American Original Building Products
330-786-3060
Email Liz