3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding
Vinyl has been a popular façade treatment for homes for approximately 6 decades. The materials used today to make this siding are far superior to the ones used in the inception of this versatile product. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), vinyl siding was used on 32 percent of the new homes started in 2012 and continues to grow in popularity across the country. Some of the advantages include less maintenance, budget friendly, and design versatility.
Requires Little Maintenance
The composition of this type of siding is a durable plastic known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is a high-strength plastic that is naturally resistant to moisture, rot, and insects. PVC siding holds up well when exposed to the elements, such as rain, snow, wind, cold winter temperatures, and hot summers.
PVC also holds color very well. You won’t have to paint your siding every few years, as you have to with wood siding. We advise that you simply power wash your siding periodically to keep it looking fresh and the colors bright.
Vinyl is a cost effective option for several homeowners. It can be as much as 50% less than traditional wood clapboard siding while still achieving a similar appearance to wood, without the need to spend money on repainting it often.
One of the great advantages of installing insulated vinyl siding, or siding over rigid insulation is the added R value that it offers to the exterior walls. The R value of a wall is the measure of thermal resistance. The higher the R-value the less heat loss in winter and less cool air escaping in summer. This translates into money saved on utility costs to heat and cool your home.
Attractive and Customizable Design Options
There are endless color options to choose from for vinyl. It is possible to mix and match colors of siding and trim to add distinctive details to the exterior of your home, including historical references. There are also a variety of textures, profiles, and dimensions to choose from. Vinyl can have a classic clapboard profile and depth, a cedar shakes looks or a scallop pattern to accents a gable. It is possible to install this type of siding in either a horizontal or vertical pattern.
Whether you are building a new home or renovating an existing home, consider vinyl as an exterior siding option. Be sure to speak with our experienced professionals who can help you with your siding decision. Advanced Window Products specializes in high-performance window and siding products and installations in the Salt Lake City area of Utah. Our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and explain how siding is to be installed correctly.
Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-246-9355. And, visit our website AdvancedWindowsUSA.com to see our portfolio and for more information on vinyl as a siding option.
About the Author:
Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.
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