Vinyl Siding

by J on March 10, 2010

Sun, wind, rain, snow, ice and hail are all elements that nature throws at us—and our homes—every day of the year. Our first line of defense against these elements
is the type of siding we have on our homes. If your siding is starting to show some wear, you may want to consider replacing it with vinyl siding.

One of the reasons so many homeowners choose vinyl siding is because it is a low-maintenance product. While vinyl siding may not have quite the same esthetic appeal as wood siding, it also is not the maintenance headache that wood is. The only maintenance that is required on vinyl siding is to pressure wash it once a year. It never needs to be stained or painted.

Vinyl siding also has the added characteristic of being durable. It holds up well to the elements, and quality siding will maintain its color for years in direct sunlight. Because the color is infused clear through the piece of siding, it will also not show scratches. If a piece of siding does become damaged, it is easy to replace. It’s probably a good idea to purchase some extra siding to have in case of severe storm damage to ensure that you will have an exact match for your color. Since vinyl siding has been introduced on the market, the product has continued to improve, becoming stronger than the early versions of it.

In addition, vinyl siding is available in a wide variety of colors and grains, sure to please even the most discriminating homeowner. Any siding company or general contractor will be able to supply you with siding color samples to help you choose the perfect color for your home and neighborhood.

An added benefit of vinyl siding is that economically, it is a wise home improvement to make. According to the National Association of Home Builders’ Cost vs. Value, replacing 1,250 sq. ft. of vinyl siding and trim returns 95.5 percent of cost – and that’s taking into account a contractor doing the installation.

Protecting your home with vinyl siding is a wise choice, and one that will continue to pay off and last for years. Talk to your neighbors and friends to find a reputable siding expert in your area who will be able to help you choose the brand of siding that is best for your home. This is one home-improvement project that can stand up to most of what nature has to dish out!

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