The exterior of your house carries the biggest impact for curb appeal. If your house’s façade is worn, faded, or otherwise in disrepair, no amount of landscaping will improve its curb appeal. However, the maintenance of a paint job is time-consuming and expensive. For that reason, many homeowners have siding installed.
Siding comes in wood, fiber cement, aluminum, and vinyl. Keep reading to discover the benefits of choosing vinyl siding for your house.
Vinyl Siding Is Very Durable
Manufacturers construct vinyl siding out of PVC plastic resin, which makes the siding very strong. It doesn’t rust or dent. Indeed, if a ball hits the surface, the dent just pops back out. It’s also impervious to rot, warping, and pests. Because it’s so durable, the siding lasts a long time. Once you’ve had it installed, you shouldn’t have to replace it for many years.
Vinyl Siding Requires Little Maintenance
The vinyl panels feature a consistent color throughout the material. So even a scratch won’t show. Therefore, vinyl siding never needs to be painted. What’s more, vinyl panels feature a smooth surface, so dirt and cobwebs don’t adhere to it well. You can hose the siding down, and the dirt or cobwebs will slide off. Vinyl is also water repellent and stain-resistant.
Vinyl Siding Is Easy to Repair
As noted, vinyl siding is exceptionally durable. However, it’s not completely indestructible. While a baseball might not hurt the surface, a stronger impact can cause a hole in the siding. If the hole is small enough, you may be able to patch it with another piece of siding. If it’s large, you may have to replace the panel. Both of these tasks are easier than many home repair projects.
Vinyl Siding Comes in a Range of Colors and Styles
Vinyl siding comes in the same variety of styles as any other material used for siding. You can even get vinyl siding that resembles shakes, shingles, and scallops. It can even resemble historical styles, such as log or clapboard. The construction of vinyl siding means the manufacturers can produce the panels in any shade imaginable. Contractors will usually offer a wide range of these colors.
Vinyl Siding Is Budget-Friendly
The installation of vinyl siding represents an investment in your house. Different factors can impact how much the project will cost. These factors include the size of your house, potential removal of old siding, and type of siding you choose. That said, vinyl siding itself typically comes in at a lower cost than most other siding materials. That fact cuts down on the overall cost of the project.
Vinyl Siding Is Relatively Easy to Install
Vinyl siding consists of the visible panels and interlocking nail strips. They snap into place to create a seamless appearance. The installation is challenging for a do-it-yourselfer, but routine for professional contractors. Because they get into their routine while they put the siding up on your house, the installation is relatively quick.
Vinyl Siding Adds Instant Curb Appeal
The purpose of siding is to give your house a fresh appearance. As noted, you can choose from many different styles. Some styles, such as Dutch lap, feature distinctive profiles. Regardless of the style you choose, though, the vinyl siding will present a pleasant appearance. Therefore, with how quickly vinyl siding can go up, your home will get an instant makeover for curb appeal.
Vinyl Siding Can Add Insulation
One of the choices you have with vinyl siding is to buy insulated varieties. The manufacturers glue a layer of expanded polystyrene to the back of the vinyl panels, which adds insulation. However, another benefit of the insulated siding is the expanded polystyrene actually makes the panels sit firmly against the wall sheathing, which further insulates the structure.
When your house is ready for an update, consider having vinyl siding installed. Contact Amenity Roofing, Siding & Gutters LLC for a wide range of siding options.