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Top 10 Benefits of Having Vinyl House Siding

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June 6, 2019
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Your home is a reflection of you, so make it the best it can be. Your home is also likely to be the biggest investment you’ll ever make, so protect it!

The siding on your home is the first defense against weather, water damage, sun damage, and much more. Going through building or renovating a home, only to install cheap siding is kind of like investing in an expensive piece of art and putting it in a cheap plastic frame. Protect your investment with the best cost effective siding on the market: vinyl. 

Vinyl siding is so great in fact, that it is rapidly growing in popularity. It has now captured over 32% of the U.S. market for new homes, and there’s no end in sight.  

Here, we’ll discuss the top 10 reasons why vinyl house siding is the obvious choice for a conscientious home-owner. 

1. It looks great

Vinyl house siding has made enormous strides in recent years. Before, vinyl was tossed aside as the ugly alternative to wood shingles. Vinyl now looks like real wood and comes in a huge variety of colors, textures, and shapes. In fact, many experts would be hard pressed to even tell the difference!

Today’s vinyl also lacks the unsightly seams that they once donned, and can fool even the most skeptical eye into thinking it’s real wood. Vinyl surpassed wood on a number of levels and typically lasts much longer. 

Enhancing the curb appeal of your home with great siding not only makes you feel great about where you live. It will up the value of your home for prospective buyers later on and be a major selling point.

2. Resists Sun Fading

If you live somewhere that gets a lot of sunlight, you’ve probably driven by many homes with faded siding, in dire need of a paint job. Faded siding ages your home drastically and can look dull, drab, and unsightly.

Vinyl siding resists sun fading for much longer than its wood painted, or fiberboard siding  counterparts. Since the color goes all the way through the material, instead of just the surface, it hangs onto its color much  longer.

That means you can enjoy a vibrant, colorful house that looks nice for decades.

3. Vinyl House Siding Is Extremely Durable

One of the hallmark benefits of vinyl siding is its ease of use and durability. Once installed, vinyl siding shouldn’t need any major maintenance at all for over 30-40 years

Vinyl siding is made to reduce the impact of weather-related debris, hail, and pounding rain. It can withstand high winds and can sit in the baking sun with a reduced impact of fading. It will retain its color and texture through almost any weather. However it does have one enemy Hard impact. Such as large Hail. If vinyl is struck by a hard object it can create a hole. Especially at the end of life, as it will be less flexible. 

Vinyl resists excessive moisture in humid climates as well, meaning it is not susceptible to rot and will keep your home’s interior structure clean and dry. Water leaking and damage is one of the most costly home repairs, so it’s worth it to avoid this at all costs!

Vinyl is so durable, that many companies may back it by a lifetime warranty.

4. It’s Cost Effective

Vinyl siding is much more cost-effective than brick or wood for a number of reasons. First, it costs less to produce because it’s easier to manufacture and install. Vinyl has a lightweight and interlocking installation design which makes it something that is attractive to your contractor to install.

Vinyl helps save on energy costs as well, because of its energy-efficient materials. Vinyl siding is estimated  to have a lower cost, which is much less than wood siding. You will also save big on energy bills with vinyl vs wood siding. It is just more practical choice in the end. 

5. It’s Energy Efficient and Great For The Earth

Vinyl siding is highly energy efficient because of its insulating capabilities. You will simply end up spending less to cool and heat your home when you have vinyl siding. Quality vinyl siding, along with a great roof, will make your home green and earth-friendly for years to come. Proper insulation material  is the key. 

Added bonus: the use of certain insulated vinyl siding can be used as an allowable energy tax credit! Save money and save the earth by using vinyl. 

6. V Is For Versatile 

Vinyl is incredibly versatile. Because of its low-maintenance material, it can be manufactured in a seemingly endless variety of shapes, textures, tones, colors, and more. You can opt for horizontal or vertical boards, or classic shingles.

Vinyl siding is a great way to add extra character to your home and personalize it to your tastes. Vinyl trim is available to highlight windows and doors for an added pop of color without the need to worry about repainting or restaining wood trim year after year.

7. Resists Mold and Mildew

Nothing haunts a homeowner quite like the thought of a mold or mildew infestation.

Mold and mildew is a huge problem in warmer, wetter climates and can infiltrate other sidings, particularly wood, and get into hard-to-reach places. This sometimes means ripping off and replacing siding altogether when mold starts growing. 

Don’t fall prey to mold growth! Vinyl siding is breathable and a properly installed vinyl siding will allow air flow underneath, never allowing moisture to accumulate underneath it. 

Final Thoughts

Vinyl siding is a fantastic choice for so many reasons. Invest in vinyl siding today, for a more versatile, and durable future. Enjoy over 300 colors and textures available on the market, with more being manufactured every day.

Go with vinyl, and your new siding will be  the talk of the neighborhood! Contact us today for all your siding requirements. 

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