Each type of siding has its pros and cons, and vinyl siding is no exception. But a lot of the negatives about vinyl siding are often exaggerated, which is unfortunate given that vinyl is such a cost-effective yet durable material. So, we make it our goal to debunk some commonly held beliefs.
Vinyl Siding Makes Your Home Look Cheap
Not everyone will like vinyl’s characteristically bright colors. Luckily, manufacturers have introduced high-end vinyl siding that can mimic more expensive material like wood clapboard and cedar shake shingles.
Plus, vinyl has an edge over traditional materials: it doesn’t need as much as maintenance. All you need to do is scrub your siding with soap and water once in a while. There’s no need to paint vinyl as well – its colors are fade-resistant.
Vinyl Siding Is Flimsy
Vinyl siding wasn’t the best choice on the market when it came to durability. But manufacturers have since made improvements to this type of siding. Modern vinyl siding can withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour. And, if gale-force windows rip out parts of your siding, you’ll find that vinyl siding is easier to install than other types of siding.
To ensure your exterior, including your siding, is protected, we recommend making sure your gutters are working properly.
Vinyl Isn’t Eco-Friendly
Since vinyl siding doesn’t need a lot of maintenance and can last for a long time, it contributes less waste to landfills. Plus, if you need to replace your siding, your old vinyl can be recycled into pipes, fencing, garden hoses and vinyl window products.
Vinyl Is Expensive
By installing vinyl siding, you get to enjoy all of the aforementioned benefits at a fraction of the cost of more traditional siding materials. Just make sure only a reputable contractor installs your new siding.
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