The Perma-Strate Wall System: Solving the Most Common Siding Installation ProblemsDec 18, 2012
It has been recently stated that “every vinyl siding panel needs the support of the Perma-Strate Wall System to stabilize the flexible nature of the vinyl siding.” Some have even said that the Perma-Strate Wall System is “the most revolutionary innovation in the siding industry in over forty years.” At Continental Siding in Kansas City, we whole-heartedly agree on both counts.
The Perma-Strate Wall System is a great point of pride around here, as it was invented, developed, and patented by Continental Siding’s founder Jerry O’Neal. The basic driver behind the development of the Perma-Strate Wall System is that some forms of vinyl siding have a natural tendency to buckle, warp, and sag over time.
As founder and owner of Continental Siding in Kansas City, Jerry O’Neal has always been focused on providing his customers with only the best quality products on the market. Jerry O’Neal was always disappointed when he saw vinyl siding installations by other companies that he knew wouldn’t hold up to time. In his mind, each of those homes was owned by a couple or family that would soon begin to realize that their exterior siding was creating more problems than solutions. Jerry O’Neal knew that each vinyl siding installation that wasn’t adequately supported would someday require reworking or replacement. Jerry O’Neal – being the detail-oriented craftsman and business owner that he is – decided long ago that this was simply unacceptable. He knew that in order to change the entire siding industry for the better – effectively elevating craftsmanship to a new level – he would have to design and develop a support system that fit every application and all brands of vinyl (or other) siding.
Jerry O’Neal had installed enough siding over the decades that his experience allowed him to develop a system that featured a rolled, formed steel bar that locked onto the back of the vinyl siding and gave it a much greater level of structural integrity than anything in the industry at-large had ever been able to accomplish. After some highly-successful trials, Jerry O’Neal found that he had a system that would allow siding to expand and contract without negatively impacting functionality and appearance. The Perma-Strate Wall System was born – by supporting the top and bottom of all siding panels, Perma-Strate eliminated siding warping and buckling forever.
Over the years, Jerry O’Neal and Continental Siding have become an industry leader in siding materials and siding technology. At present, the Perma-Strate Wall System is accepted and recommended by architects and engineers across the country. Perma-Strate adds structural integrity to all vinyl siding brands – even over stucco, brick, and irregular wall surfaces. In addition, Perma-Strate eliminates application or installation errors, and allows exterior surfaces to stay flat and straight for the lifetime of the siding.