It’s easy to spot a home with an elegant siding installation. The course lines are straight and smooth. The joint lines – where individual “board” lengths come together – are either non-existent or carefully minimized for a virtually seamless look. The overall appearance is one of uniform, uninterrupted beauty. It’s a look you typically see in custom wood siding installations. Because lumber comes from mills in different lengths, installers can minimize joints to keep focus on the aesthetic features of a home. But that’s harder to do with standard-length sidings – whether vinyl, fiber cement or hardboard. Typically, they require a joint every 12 feet. With fewer seams, Charter Oak XXL also helps seal gaps – minimizing air infiltration slipping through the unappealing seams.