Ready for New Siding? 5 Reasons to Choose Vinyl
Landscape design, roofing, windows, walkways, and driveways all affect a home’s curb appeal. In addition, the exterior siding plays a large role in your home’s appeal and value. Replacing and updating the siding on your home can make it sell at a higher price later.
Of course, knowing what siding to choose can be a bit overwhelming because of all the options available. If you are considering updating your home’s curb appeal and value, here are a few reasons to consider vinyl siding.
Vinyl Siding Is Durable
Manufactured out of a PVC plastic resin material, vinyl siding is one of the most durable options you can install on your home. Vinyl siding wraps your home in a protective layer that resists wind, rain, heat, cold, and the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Unlike wood siding, vinyl will not rot, warp, or decay. Since vinyl will not rust, corrode, or conduct electricity, it is a better siding option than metal or aluminum, as well.
Because of its intense durability, most experts believe vinyl siding will last about 60 years.
Vinyl Siding Is Easy to Maintain
As mentioned earlier, vinyl resists wind, rain, and other weather and environmental elements. However, dirt, dust, debris, and even mold may build up on the vinyl exterior over time. Fortunately, cleaning your vinyl siding is actually quite simple.
In most cases, a simple solution that contains 70 percent water and 30 percent white vinegar will effectively remove dirt, dust, mud, mold, and mildew from the siding.
Considering wood and fiber cement both need to be painted at some point in time, vinyl is a much better investment if you do not want to spend a lot of time maintaining your siding. You’ll get a consistently attractive home, and you won’t have to work as hard for it.
Vinyl Siding Is Attractive
Today, vinyl siding is available in hundreds of different colors. Also, you can choose from a variety of textures and accessories. With this wide variety available, finding a color and design style that complements your home’s exterior is simple.
Once installed, your vinyl siding will be an attractive part of your home for many years to come due to its ability to retain its color. No matter what type of weather you experienced or how readily it is exposed to the sun, the vinyl’s color will not fade or discolor.
Vinyl Siding Is Energy-Efficient
Most elements used in the construction of your home provide some sort of energy efficiency. For example, the exterior walls and insulation add layers of protection, preventing air from entering and escaping your home. Your vinyl siding is another layer of protection, though, making your home even more energy-efficient.
In construction, different elements are assigned R-values, which rates how much insulation it provides. The higher the R-value, the more insulation it provides.
Some siding materials have a higher R-value than others. Vinyl’s R-value is typically 0.61. Compared to a brick or stucco exterior, vinyl is a more energy-efficient option when replacing your siding.
Vinyl Siding Is Affordable
New siding improves your home’s look and value, and the replacement is a worthwhile investment.
Determining the exact cost of your siding replacement will depend on a few factors. Contractors will need to measure the home’s exterior to determine how much siding you need before providing you with an estimate. Fortunately, vinyl siding is one of the most affordable options to consider for your home, especially when compared to wood or brick exteriors.
For more information on replacing your siding, contact Four Seasons Home Products today. We’re ready to help you choose the right siding for your home.