It’s important to look at all possible options available to you when updating your home. There are more resources available to homeowners than there were, say, ten years ago. One of these resources is vinyl siding. Vinyl siding has been around since the late 1950s but due to advances in technology, the option is stronger and more popular than ever.
“Is vinyl siding right for me?”
This is a fair question to ask if you’re unfamiliar with vinyl siding. Vinyl siding has become an increasingly popular choice for those looking to update their home exterior. It is a plastic siding used on the exterior of houses and is used for decorating and weatherproofing. Vinyl siding is easy to install, inexpensive, and easy to maintain and these are just a few of the reasons it has gained it such popularity in the world of home maintenance.
If you’re considering updating your exterior furnishings, vinyl siding may be for you. Here are some reasons you should consider vinyl siding.
Vinyl siding has been proven to be more durable in steady weather conditions. For example, if you live in an environment where there is drastic heat on a regular basis, vinyl siding may not be for you. If weather conditions remain steady, vinyl panels can last a number of years. This also depends on the quality of the product. If the panels used are thick enough, it can last 25 years or more in a wide variety of climates. The vinyl sold in many home centers is 40 to 45 gauge size. However, for the homeowner who wants true durability and a siding that can last 40 years or more with little or no maintenance, a 55-gauge (.55 inch thick) siding is recommended.
Can reduce the cost of heating and cooling
Making sure your home is as energy efficient as possible is more important than ever. Eco-friendly homes not only help the planet, they also help save homeowners money. Insulated vinyl siding’s ability to maintain interior temperatures can drastically reduce a home’s energy consumption. Insulated vinyl siding has the ability to reduce a household’s energy consumption by half. You may ask how this is possible. It’s due to the vinyl panels’ ability to maintain a household’s interior temperature to the most energy and cost-efficient temperature. Vinyl siding panels are also eco-friendly due to their materials being easily recycled.
Vinyl siding is considerably inexpensive when compared to its counterparts. Due to its lightweight and interlocking design, vinyl siding panels are considerably more inexpensive and faster to install than say fiber-cement siding. On a materials-only basis, fiber-cement siding can cost two to four times more than vinyl siding. When compared with other exterior materials, vinyl siding is usually the least expensive option.
A wider selection of styles available than other products
Most people use vinyl siding to resemble a wood varnish without worrying about the extra cost. For a long time, vinyl siding had a bad reputation for lacking that real wood appearance. Today, vinyl panels can look as close to real wood as you desire. Vinyl panels generally come fully painted, with the color infused with the vinyl itself so it cannot flake or chip off. Homeowners can choose from a wide palette of colors, matching almost any color scheme the homeowner can come up with. If just the right shade is not available in a pre-colored vinyl panel, vinyl siding can be painted any color that the homeowner chooses.
Talk to your contractor
Of course, there are many things to consider before making an absolute decision. Choosing the right materials and resources for your home depends on several key factors like weather environment and home specifications. Consulting with your construction team about what’s best for your home specifications, living environment, and your own motivations can help you make the right decision. At Ridgeline Construction, we work with what you want and help you find what’s right for your home. Whether or not vinyl siding works for you, our team promises to work hard on giving you the very best.
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