Vinyl siding is a type of exterior cladding that has been around for decades. It originated in the 1950s, and due to recent innovations, it is now one of the most popular home improvements made today.
While updating the siding on your home might not seem as glamorous as other remodeling projects like a new kitchen, the benefits of vinyl siding make the investment well worth it.
Whether you are planning to sell your house or just want a little change, installing vinyl siding can bring about many benefits.
Vinyl siding is one of the most cost-effective exterior options on the market. It is typically less expensive than brick, cedar or wood. Because it resists mold/mildew, it can last a long time before needing to be replaced, typically 20-40 years.
Vinyl also tends to have a higher resale value which means you may be able to recoup some of your initial cost.
Vinyl siding is the lowest maintenance option out there. There’s barely any regular upkeep required to keep vinyl siding looking brand new.
Once it’s installed, you’re good to go. You’ll get your money’s worth with vinyl siding because you won’t have to budget for any repair or maintenance costs over the years.
Vinyl siding's slick surface means that dust, cobwebs, and other debris slide off relatively easily when sprayed down with a garden hose. Because there is no paint to peel, you will never have to scrape, patch, prime, and paint your house's exterior surface.
Vinyl siding has evolved from a practical choice to one of unmatched beauty. Homeowners can now choose from a wide range of beautiful colors, a variety of styles and realistic textures. Customizing your ideal exterior by mixing and matching is easier than ever.
A big part of the reason for vinyl siding is low maintenance and cost-effective is its durability.
It’s created to withstand elements from heavy wind to hail. It’s also resistant to excessive amounts of moisture. This prevents rotting and corrosion.
It also won’t warp or rust. Vinyl siding often comes with a lifetime warranty to back up its claims. That warranty can even be extended for 50 years for successive owners.
By choosing vinyl siding, you reduce your own carbon footprint. Take it further by going with a manufacturer who manufactures responsibly and uses eco-friendly packaging.
Look for green-approved, eco-friendly, energy-efficient products when residing in your home. It makes a difference.