Vinyl siding is durable, cost-effective and has low maintenance needs, making it a smart choice for any home. However, despite all the advantages of installing vinyl siding, a lot of homeowners remain hesitant about choosing this type of siding. One possible reason is that there are a lot of myths about vinyl siding.
Common misconceptions about vinyl siding include:
1. Vinyl Siding Looks Flimsy and Cheap
This may have been true in the past, but manufacturers have since made numerous improvements. For instance, there’s vinyl siding that can mimic the look and feel of more expensive materials such as wood. Vinyl siding is a great alternative to wood siding since it can mimic the classic aesthetic appeal of wood but has fewer maintenance needs. (Wood is notoriously prone to rot).
Vinyl siding also comes in a wide range of fade-resistant colors—as many as 350 unique color combinations, according to The Vinyl Siding Institute. To learn more about your design options, you can consult a roofer and siding contractor.
2. Vinyl Siding is Expensive
Vinyl siding is the most affordable option of the market but can provide the same benefits as more expensive siding options.
3. Vinyl Siding Isn’t Durable
Modern vinyl is quite durable: Standard vinyl siding can resist winds reaching up to 110 mph while vinyl windows can support glass panes as large as the ones used in picture windows. Another significant advantage vinyl siding has is that it’s resistant to moisture, which, along with a leaking roof, can create a host of issues.
To make sure you get to enjoy all of the aforementioned benefits, only a qualified contractor should handle the siding installation. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a roofer has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Blue Square Roofing & Construction, LLC, a company with more than 20 years of experience, offers professional exterior services, including roof leak repair and siding installation services. To schedule an appointment, call us at (256) 572-7431 or fill out this form.