Many new homes built in the United States have vinyl siding, and homeowners frequently choose to update their homes with new vinyl siding years after they purchase them. Vinyl is a popular siding material because of the range of colors and durability it offers, but many homeowners have misconceptions about it.
Some people believe vinyl siding is unattractive. That belief is probably based on the appearance of older versions of the material. The vinyl siding that was produced 20 years ago might have looked cheap, but newer vinyl siding is attractive and durable and looks like many more expensive types of siding materials, such as wood.
People often think that all vinyl siding looks the same. The truth is that many designs and styles are available. You can make your house stand out from your neighbors’ with Dutchlap, scallops, shakes, and fish scales.
Many people believe that vinyl siding is only suitable for modern homes. The truth is that it can look good on a home of any age built in any architectural style. It comes in hundreds of colors with a variety of trim and accent pieces to suit any home’s design.
Homeowners often think vinyl does not perform as well as other siding materials. Poor quality vinyl siding may not do a good job of protecting a house, but quality siding that is thicker can provide protection that will last for decades. Vinyl siding can stand up to strong winds, extreme temperatures, and moisture.
Many people mistakenly believe that vinyl siding is not environmentally friendly. The truth is that vinyl siding is a long-lasting product with a typical lifespan of 30 years or more. After it reaches the end of its life, vinyl siding can be melted down and recycled.
Another common misconception is that vinyl siding is expensive. It is actually cheaper than many other siding materials. You can also save money after it is installed because vinyl siding requires a minimal amount of maintenance.
Vinyl siding is an attractive and durable material that can protect your home from the elements for decades. If you are considering installing new vinyl siding on your home, contact Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors today for an estimate.