Alside used to make a panel years ago called Endura. It was a .050 mill D5 panel, strong sucker. They also had a triple three smooth texture, which IMO looks more like wood than any embossed WG. Royal still makes an .050 D4.5 smooth but it's only 12.5'. It was available in a 40 footer for a while. :thumbsup:. I think they still make one but it's a .046, brushed finish and most people have no clue how to install iti think certainteed and Crane look very realistic however, certainteed has no special feature that makes them stand out. Alside is a very glossy unrealistic panel as is their prodigy. one thing i have to say about Alside,they are the best at marketing.
heartland still make siding,they were purchased by ProVia.
Alside has the tri-beam which is a fabulous feature(for sales) but again,the panel is rather fake looking. Crane is a beautiful panel.