Three Advantages of Choosing to Install Vinyl Siding

When our family quickly began outgrowing our home, my husband and I couldn't decide whether to add onto our current home or move into a larger one. One day, when we were checking the local area looking for "home for sale" signs, we saw a sign we couldn't take our eyes off -- there was a large plot of land for sale for a great price in a great location. We had never thought of building our own home before, but after a little research, we realized that it wasn't as costly as we thought, especially considering the great deal we got on the land. The entire process was a learning experience, but thankfully, the building team was very pleasant and helpful. We now love our new home, and I am excited to share our experience on our new blog. I also plan to post many planning and construction tips!

Three Advantages of Choosing to Install Vinyl Siding

8 November 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Does your home's exterior look less than ideal? Are you planning on getting your home fixed up next spring? In order to ensure that your home is as aesthetically pleasing as you want, it's definitely a good idea to start seriously planning and setting aside money towards the project as soon as possible. But in order to do that, you have to know exactly what you plan to do with your home. Although you could simply paint it, a better option in many instances is going to be installing siding. While there are several different types of siding, such as wood or metal, vinyl has many advantages that you may be interested in. Some reasons why you should choose this material are explored below. 

No need for painting: When you install siding made out of wood or metal, it needs to be painted every few years to protect it from the elements. On the other hand, when you install vinyl siding, it doesn't have to be painted at all. It comes in a variety of colors to suit almost any taste. If you do decide that you want a differently-colored house, it is possible to paint vinyl. But, again, this isn't something that you must do to protect the material.

Durability: Even with regular painting, wood eventually decays or gets eaten by insects and aluminum siding can start to corrode due to various chemical interactions. This results in you having to replace the siding on a relatively frequent basis. Since vinyl siding is made of a type of plastic, it is more durable when exposed to the elements than either wood or metal. You may only have to replace the siding if it gets damaged in an accident, such as if a tree were to fall on your house, or if you simply decide that you'd like a slightly different look at some point in the future.

Natural-looking: You may be concerned that by installing vinyl siding, your home is going to take on the appearance of a toy since vinyl is a type of plastic. Fortunately, there are many types of siding made out of vinyl, including options that look pretty much identical to painted wood. Only if someone actually comes up to your home and inspects the siding very closely will they even be able to discover that your siding is made out of plastic and is not actually wood.