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The Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Posted on Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Gray_Vinyl_Siding.jpgWhen it comes time to replace your home’s siding, you will have many options to choose from, however, one of the most popular options currently available is vinyl siding. Recent years have seen an upswing in the popularity of vinyl siding as more homeowners discover the benefits of this option. Not only is vinyl a cost-effective, long-lasting siding option, but also, there are many other benefits of choosing vinyl siding. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider vinyl siding when it comes time to replace your home’s siding.

 

Vinyl Siding is Easy to Maintain

One great benefit of vinyl siding is that it requires virtually no maintenance. Once it is installed, it will continue to look good with minimal upkeep. This is due to the fact that vinyl siding never requires repainting. It will look as vibrant and colorful as the day it was installed for years to come. Periodic cleaning with soap and water is all this siding needs to keep it looking new. You will not have to worry about your new siding fading, or being subjected to rotting or cracking for many years after having been installed on your home.

 

Energy-Efficient Vinyl Siding

While most new siding will go a long way in helping to insulate your home, vinyl siding is perhaps the most energy-efficient option you can choose. Vinyl siding works to keep outside air where it belongs, preventing cold or hot air from infiltrating your home. Not only will this make your home more comfortable year-round, but also, this can help to drastically reduce your energy bills, as your air conditioner/furnace will not have to work as hard to maintain the temperature within your home. This makes vinyl siding an environmentally friendly choice as well, as it can help to reduce your household's carbon footprint. Furthermore, its superior insulating qualities means that vinyl siding also helps to keep outside noises from entering your home.

 

Durability of Vinyl Siding

Unlike other siding options, vinyl siding is built for the long haul. In fact, unlike wood siding, which you may need to replace again in a few years, it is unlikely that you will need to replace your vinyl siding unless you are in the mood for a change. Vinyl siding is manufactured with the future in mind, which is why it is made to resist moisture, wind, extreme temperatures, and fading. In fact, vinyl siding has been known to withstand even the heaviest of storms, including hurricane force winds, without separating from the home’s structure.

 

Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors, styles, and designs. This allows homeowners to choose a siding that will fit the style of their home, while enhancing it beauty. In fact, something as simple as replacing your home’s siding can go a long way in improving its curb appeal, which, in turn, can actually increase your home’s resale value. Furthermore, making your home look more attractive and inviting from the outside will make it more sellable by increasing the likelihood that prospective buyers will take a serious look at your home.

 

Due to its durability, energy-efficiency, and the fact that it is low-maintenance, vinyl continues to be the most popular option for siding among homeowners. However, there are many more benefits to vinyl siding not touched upon here, including its affordability as well as the sustainability of this product. For this reason, if you are considering having your home’s siding replaced, you should take a moment to seriously consider the benefits of vinyl siding. Contact us to learn more about these benefits, as well as to find out about having vinyl siding installed on your home.

 

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