Vinyl siding was first introduced in the late 50’s and early 60’s, and it was when aluminum was the preferred material. It had a bad reputation in the beginning because the materials used in those days tended to crack and sag, but modern manufacturing techniques have led to huge improvements in quality. So, it has become a great choice because of its versatility and ability to weather the test of time. It has been chosen in over 32% of all new homes in the United States, and that number is expected to increase in the future.
Durability and flexibility are only two of the benefits of vinyl siding. Having it professionally installed can run between $2,500 and $8,750 for 1,250 square feet, while wood siding can cost $6,500 -$10,000 for the same amount. Adding vinyl siding to your home can save you over $1,000 for every 1,250 square feet because it can’t rust or rot, and it can last longer than wood or aluminum.
Vinyl siding can come in many different colors, so you have a lot of flexibility in terms of the look that you want. Some of them are made to resemble natural wood, and they can look so much like the real thing that it can fool even the keenest eye. You can even get Victorian-style scallops in vinyl, and they can work in both horizontal and vertical designs.
As far as maintenance is concerned, vinyl is as easy as it can get. Not only is it resistant to the elements, but it’s also less susceptible to termites and other pests. Just clean it once a year, and that great look can last for years to come.
Insulated vinyl siding can help you lower your heating and cooling costs, which can make up a significant portion of your energy bill. Insulated vinyl siding can give your home a layer of protection so the exterior heat or cold won’t bleed through the studs, so it can keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. You may also get certain energy tax credits if you decide to go this route, so it can be a very economical choice for your home.
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