Do you remember a few decades ago when vinyl siding was brand new, and within a year or two of installation it was warped and wavy? Well, it’s nothing like that anymore and has become one of the top products chosen for siding homes now. With the improvement of the material and technology used to create vinyl now, it has become a durable, strong, low maintenance product that will perform well for many years. It looks great and is increasingly popular in both the new building market and home remodeling department.
So, what makes vinyl siding so great? For starters, the reasonable cost of vinyl makes it very appealing. Including installation costs, vinyl costs less than half as much as wood siding would cost on the same home. Plus, vinyl is virtually maintenance free while wood has to either be weather sealed or painted regularly to keep it in good shape. With vinyl there is no concern about termites as there would be with wood siding.
Vinyl comes in a variety of styles and colors. You can choose the width of your planks as well as whether or not you would like to have a grain or flat surface on your siding. With most brands, there are over 300 colors to choose from, ensuring there is a color you will be happy with.
When vinyl is installed, a layer of insulation is usually added between the exterior wall of the home and the siding panel. Because of this, the siding adds extra protection to your home, keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This should add to your comfort and reduce the cost of your heating and cooling bills.
Vinyl siding has many perks that will not only save you money and make you more comfortable, it will also increase the curb appeal and the value of your home. When looking for the new exterior of your home, don’t look past vinyl.