You’ve decided that it’s time to update the siding on your home and determined that vinyl siding is your best option.
There are many advantages to choosing vinyl siding: the installation is relatively straightforward and it’s easy to maintain. But is it durable enough to handle temperature changes and harsh weather conditions like wind, snow, hail or rain? What if a car door hits it, or the neighbourhood kids happen to whack a basketball against it?
Here are a reasons why vinyl siding is the right way to go when it comes to updating the exterior of your home:
- Long Life: Vinyl is a durable, solid option, and many manufacturers offer lifetime warranties on their vinyl products, proving its endurance and hardiness. Since it’s not prone to rotting, cracking or insect damage, vinyl is known for its ability to maintain its original appearance even through the elements. In other words, vinyl is built to last!
- Strength and Solidity: When it comes to epic storms, vinyl siding can have a wind resistance of over 200 MPH, thanks to the panel thickness and nail hem, which both provide extra stability and reinforcement to the sidings fastening system. As for the rain, vinyl siding is manufactured to include weep holes which quickly funnel out any water that does happen to get through the first barrier.
- Energy Efficient: It’s not all about being tough. Energy efficiency equals durability as well. Vinyl is a light weight option and requires minimal maintenance throughout the year. Insulated vinyl siding is an even better option, since it acts as a barrier between you and your interior, keeping the heat out in the summer and the chill out during the winter.
- Simple: Vinyl siding is very low maintenance. All it really requires is an annual hose-down with mild soap and water. It’s light-weight, simple to install and can transport very easily.
While there are many options for siding your home, vinyl has been designed to take a beating while maintaining its beauty. This means you don’t have to compromise beauty with durability.