Top 10 Benefits of Vinyl Siding
Did you know? Vinyl siding is the #1 choice for exterior cladding in Canada!
Vinyl siding is a durable and beautiful siding option with a ton of great benefits for homeowners who want to enhance curb appeal and minimize maintenance requirements at the same time.
Let’s get into the top advantages of quality vinyl siding:
1. Enhances Curb Appeal
Manufactured with the colour going all the way through, the panels look beautiful up close and from far away. It won’t peel, flake, chip, or show scratches!
2. Retains Lasting Colour
Since the colour goes all the way through the material, it won’t fade or dim over time. Over 300 vinyl siding colours meet or exceed industry performance test standards for colour retention.
3. Huge Selection of Styles, Colours, Trim, and Accessories
Vinyl siding offers an extensive variety of options to personalize your home. Choose from a wide range of trim, styles, textures, shapes, and decorative accessories for your windows, doors, and so on. You’ll also have over 300 long-lasting colours to select from.
This type of siding is strong and reliable. It is dent-resistant (although we don’t recommend hitting it with hockey pucks or golf balls…it’s dent-resistant, not indestructible!) and virtually unaffected by harsh weather conditions like wind, heat, cold, and moisture. Don’t worry about warping, splitting, rotting, or insect damage either.
5. Low Maintenance
Vinyl siding doesn’t require scraping and painting to keep up its appearance. In fact, just rinse it with your garden hose to clean off most of the dust and dirt that may accumulate over time. If you encounter particularly stubborn soiling, simply use some mild soap with that water.
So forget about awkward, fear-of-heights-inducing ladders and wasting weekends doing maintenance!
6. Resists Mold and Mildew
Well-installed vinyl siding allows moisture to escape, preventing mold and mildew formation.
7. Environmentally Friendly
Vinyl siding and insulated vinyl siding have a lower environmental impact throughout their lifecycle than other kinds of exterior cladding material. Vinyl scrap can even be recycled.
8. Easy to Install
This type of exterior cladding is one of the easiest to install! It’s lightweight and comes out with a nice uniform look at the end. You can save on labour costs, too.
9. Great Warranties
Our supplier for high quality vinyl siding, Gentek, offers the industry-best hail protection and fade warranty: a lifetime limited, non-prorated, transferrable warranty.
10. Smart Investment
Low maintenance costs, low installation costs, and a lifetime warranty… overall, vinyl siding is a very affordable exterior cladding option.
Not to mention, vinyl and insulated vinyl siding are routinely among the top home improvement projects that give high returns on investment. In the most recent numbers from Remodeling’s Cost vs. Value analysis, a vinyl siding replacement offered an ROI of 80.7%. It made #4 on the list (out of 23 remodelling projects), topping both kitchen and basement remodels. While these numbers are the average across the United States, they are similar here in Ontario, too.
Any way you look at it, vinyl siding is an excellent choice for homeowners looking to improve their home’s exterior!
>> Herb Lodde Roofing are experts at installing both horizontal vinyl siding and board & batten vinyl siding. Get in touch with us today to discuss your vision for your home.