When it's time to get new siding installed, you may want to go with the same kind you currently have. On the other hand, you may be tired of fixing dents in aluminum siding or dealing with the chalky buildup. If you have wood siding, you may be tired of all the maintenance it needs and the way it is affected by water and dampness. The solution may be to go with vinyl siding. Here's why vinyl siding is worth a second look.
Vinyl Is Less Expensive Than Wood
Vinyl and aluminum siding are the least expensive options when it comes to having new siding installed. Wood costs much more. Vinyl and aluminum cost roughly the same, but it depends on the quality of each material. If you need to save money and want siding that looks nice too, then vinyl is a good choice.
Vinyl Doesn't Dent Like Aluminum
Your aluminum siding can become an eyesore after a bad hailstorm. The entire side of your house could be peppered with dents. You don't have to worry about that happening with vinyl. Vinyl has some flexibility so it doesn't dent. It might crack when the temperatures are cold outside and it is hit. If it is too close to fire, it may melt, but under the usual conditions, vinyl resists damage well.
Vinyl Is Very Easy To Maintain
If you're looking for low maintenance siding, then vinyl is the answer. It won't rot like wood or turn chalky like aluminum. The color is baked into the siding so you won't even have to paint it. You'll want to wash the siding periodically depending on the environment around your home because pollution, pollen, algae, and dust might stick to it and make it look dirty, but vinyl is an easy material to clean with a hose or pressure washer.
Vinyl Is Easy To Install
Vinyl is easy to work with because it is lightweight. It's not really suitable for DIY installation however. Vinyl siding has to be installed a specific way so the panels can expand and contract along with the weather. If you don't leave room for expansion, the siding might warp or crack. An experienced contractor ensures the siding is put on the right way so it will last for many years. It is easy for an experienced crew to install, so the job goes fast.
Vinyl siding is available in many colors, so you're sure to find something you like if white isn't your first choice. Talk to a contractor, such as at Kemp's Windows Inc, about your options as well as the pros and cons of vinyl when you're ready to put new siding on your home.