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The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

Aug 10

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The advantage and disadvantages of having a vinyl siding

If you are planning to remodel the exterior of your house, most of the time it includes replacing your current siding to enhance the beauty of the house plus it gives a great fresh look. There are different kinds of materials available on the market that you can choose to make that happen. And one of the most common ones is installing vinyl siding for it is not expensive, easy to maintain and install.

Vinyl siding is a plastic form that most homeowners use on their house exterior because it can imitate the appearance of wood and other sidings, plus it comes with those elegant styles and colors to choose from.

All those great features made vinyl one of the ideal materials to use for exterior home renovation. But on the other side, is it really a great investment for your home? Because some homeowners worry that it might be difficult to paint etc. So before choosing it, it is important to know its strong points and drawbacks before investing your money.



The pros of vinyl siding

  • It is a budget-friendly option for every homeowner because it is less expensive compared to the fiber-cement siding which will cost you two to four times much.
  • You won’t have to spend money on painting it because it is already coated with different colors to choose from.
  • It is considered low maintenance because you can just spray down with a garden hose those dust, cobwebs, and other dirt that makes the siding and whole exterior of the house unattractive.
  • It has a great array of selection of different styles of texture and colors.
  • It helps in the process of insulating the house which can reduce the cost of the heating and cooling system.
  • It is durable compared to other siding materials. It can survive any harsh elements that may come.
  • And it is easy to install.

The cons of vinyl siding

  • Installation can be simple but it needs someone who has proper training and experience in it so that it can be installed properly. Because if the siding is nailed too tightly, there is a tendency that it will crack, expand, warp, or bulge and that will affect its responsibility to your home.
  • It releases toxins that are not good for the environment. This happens when it is exposed to too much heat.
  • Any moisture can’t be easily detected which can cause to mold infestation.
  • In a few years, the color will begin to fade because of the heat temperature, and that will make your home unappealing.