A comprehensive guide to choose vinyl siding for your home
Vinyl siding offers various benefits, from aesthetics to better insulation and reduced energy bills. Vinyl siding combines high-tech plastic and modern manufacturing techniques to provide exceptional durability and high performance. Let’s explore the reasons why homeowners prefer vinyl siding for their homes.
Offer Better Insulation
Most homeowners prefer vinyl siding over other materials due to their insulating qualities. Since vinyl is a slow conductor, it prevents heat transfer as quickly as other exterior cladding materials do. Although most homes have insulations between the wall studs, sometimes the studs begin to drop heat.
On the other hand, insulated vinyl sidings place a blanket of protection over the studs. Thus, preventing heat loss. This is useful in keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. As a result, a considerable reduction in the cost of energy bills can be seen.
Beauty And Customizability
- The vinyl siding is certified by Vinyl Siding Institute or VSI after independent testing of color retention and resistance to fading under extreme temperatures. Moreover, it is possible to place vinyl siding horizontally or vertically, depending on the homeowner’s preference.
Siding has different types and patterns, such as scallops, shingles, and fish scales. A traditional design with overlapping strips that resemble wood siding is the commonly laid siding. This versatility of vinyl sidings makes them ideal for home styles from temporary to vintage. Additionally, investment in various trims and accessories can further enhance the beauty of your home.
Weather Resistance And Durability
- Another compelling reason to choose vinyl siding is its exceptional durability. Vinyl siding is designed to withstand everything from hail to heavy winds. It is resistant to cracks, scratches, dents, and other damages. Unlike wood and aluminum options, vinyl siding is moisture resistant and prevents corrosion, rust, mold, and rot.
Vinyl sidings are factory tested against brittleness in low temperatures for more robust protection in harsh winter. In most cases, vinyl siding comes with a lifetime warranty so that claims can be conveniently backed up in case of issues.
Require Little Maintenance
- Unlike other materials that need repainting regularly to avoid a shabby appearance, vinyl siding looks good with little maintenance and cleaning. The optimal appearance of the siding can be maintained with regular cleaning and wiping. There’s no denying that wood siding is beautiful. However, that beauty comes with a lasting commitment to maintenance as you spend summers painting or staining wood siding.
Similarly, aluminum siding also requires maintenance to avoid fading and rust. Vinyl siding is built to retain its color and fresh look with a UV-resistant design that prevents fading. That means your siding will look new, year after year, with no extra effort. Vinyl siding is essentially maintenance-free. If kept clean, it lasts for decades without requiring special care.
- The cost-effectiveness of vinyl siding is another factor that makes them a popular choice for most homeowners. Professionally installed vinyl siding offers a better return on investment than other types of sidings.
In addition, if you are skilled enough to install the siding yourself, it further reduces the costs. They offer up to 75% return on investment when a home is sold, provided the siding is well-kept. With minimal maintenance requirements, vinyl is an affordable siding option.
If you’re considering your siding options for your new home or want to remodel, contact Simple Home Improvements at 866-849-2599 or visit us in Totowa. Our experts will provide a free in-home estimate and offer guidance to help you make the best choice for your home.