Each material that we sell has its benefits for a homeowner. Depending on your personal preferences and budget requirements, some benefits will seem much more appealing than others. Today, we wanted to dive into one of our more popular products which is vinyl siding.
Pros of Vinyl Siding
Cost: While vinyl is a good product, the most attractive feature for homeowners is its total over cost. Compared to cedar wood and fiber cement, vinyl costs the least.
Maintenance Free: When compared to cedar wood, vinyl is miles ahead in terms of maintenance requirements. Vinyl is extremely resistant to pests, and termites which lead to rotting and you’ll never have to paint your home. With a proper vinyl siding installation, you can site back and worry about other parts of your home.
Versatility: As vinyl has evolved over the years, so has its styles. There are hundreds of color, texture and stylistic combinations available. Finding the perfect look to match the rest of your home is easy.
Durability: Vinyl siding naturally has the ability to resist heat, cold, moisture, high winds and so much more. The lifetime warranties which so many manufacturers offer is a staple backing up why its so strong.
Cons of Vinyl Siding
20 years ago the line was that “vinyl is final”. This seemed to makes sense… After all it’s plastic, so it doesn’t rot. But after 20 years consumers have come to realize there are other issues to be concerned with.
The Sun: The sun truly does a number on vinyl. To the right is a picture of how the sun directly affects the color of this blue house. The front is a completed different color than the site because the front is exposed to more sunlight.
Dents/Cracks: While vinyl siding is fairly durable, extreme weather can make the siding break & crack.
Long lasting: While vinyl siding can last some time, it has counterparts such as James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding that can last for much longer at a higher quality.
Each homeowner should weigh exactly what they are looking for in their siding solution before making a decision.
Solid State Construction provides siding installations throughout Massachusetts and is here to help.