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Consumer Reviews of Gentek Vinyl Siding


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16% of Customers Recommend
1.5 of 5 stars 6 reviews
  • Very Satisfied
    1
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    0
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    5

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Review Written: 2021-01-13

Gentek Review: "Worst Product EVER!"

Name: L Nuhn
Location: Englehart, ON, Canada
Model: Board & Batten

Vinyl Siding Satisfaction Rating:
1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

Man. Where to start. I wish I had found this site and the Gentek reviews before we renovated our house in the fall of 2020. We had a local contractor with 30+ years of experience come and replace the siding/soffit/fascia on our house. Everything that we put on was Gentek. The siding we chose was the Board and Batten style, in Moonlit Moss. Within a week, we noticed that the large walls of our exterior that faced the sun had oil canning (as I read it called), or big bumps/warps in the siding. Even the corner pieces are all warped! We got a hold of Gentek, and the Home Hardware where our contractor gets all his materials. Right away, our contractor said "Just so you know, they will come, and they will blame it on the installation". Sure enough, some Gentek representative came with the HH guy, and the final result was that it was an installation error, and that is the reason our ENTIRE HOUSE is warping when the sun hits it. Does it sit on the J trim? No. There's a gap. Is there insulation board behind it? You bet. Are the nails hung at the correct intervals as per the diagrams? Yes. These are all errors that the Gentek guy 'found' when he came to our house, but the siding slides up and down with zero issues. So anyone looking at Gentek because they appear to have a limited lifetime warranty, I warn you that it is definitely 'limited'. Now we will have to save up again to replace the exterior of our home (honestly, the east and south sides, facing our road, look HORRIBLE), but Gentek will never grace our lot again.


Review Written: 2020-10-22

Gentek Review: "Buckled vertical siding"

Name: Fiona Third
Location: Eden, Ontario

Vinyl Siding Satisfaction Rating:
1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

Have experienced multiple issues with this siding buckling. The installer has had the rep out several times and they give us various excuses: improper installation, reflection from a window causing warping etc. Anything to deflect from it being a bad product! The siding was all fine when first installed but after six months and over winter months a few panels buckled. Our last siding was insitu for 25 years before it warped. We will never use this company for anything again and do not recommend them. Warranty is worthless.



Review Written: 2016-10-07

Gentek Review: "Bad color, fade fast"

Name: B. Gratton
Location: quebec
Model: D4 Coffee

Vinyl Siding Satisfaction Rating:
1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

The warranty doesn't exist. When you will call them your product won't be cover by the warranty. They have quality problem, some fade fast, some fade very fast. If you start from scratch by an other brand you have nothing to lose.


Review Written: 2016-01-17

Gentek Review: "Love the siding"

Name: d.i.
Location: sask.

Vinyl Siding Satisfaction Rating:
5 of 5 stars Very Satisfied

Put it on some years ago and love it.


Review Written: 2013-03-15

Gentek Review: "Siding is "Oil Canning""

Name: G. Florence
Location: Ontario, Canada

Vinyl Siding Satisfaction Rating:
1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

Siding is Buckling or " oil canning" after first year. Contacted Gentek and they have denied the claim and are very unhelpful. The siding company that installed it has come out numerous times and showed how it is installed properly so that it slides. Don't recommend any Gentek product!


Review Written: 2011-07-15

Gentek Review: "Venetian Red faded in 4 years"

Name: DS
Location: Canada
Model: Sequoia Select Ultra-Premium

Vinyl Siding Satisfaction Rating:
1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

We bought the Sequoia Venetian Red as it was the best advertised best warranty etc, and 4 years later it was faded badly. People started to call our place the brown place vs red. The supplier here discontinued them.