Vinyl is hard to beat as a siding option. Why? Because it comes in many styles and colors, it is typically inexpensive and nearly indestructible.
Many homeowners choose vinyl as their home improvement solution. If you’re still deciding whether vinyl siding is the right choice for you, in this article we share everything you need to know to make your decision a breeze!
Although vinyl siding was first introduced in 1950s, it became popular in the home construction market during the late 70s and 80s. During the 90s the amount of people whose chose vinyl doubled, and today over 32% of people choose this type of siding for their homes versus other styles. According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, statistics from the U.S Census Bureau show that over the last 20 years, more homeowners choose vinyl to side their homes over any other material.
Cost Effectiveness and Installation
One of the main benefits of choosing vinyl over other siding options is the lower cost, especially when it comes to installation. Vinyl can cost half the price of wood siding, a third of the cost of stucco, and a fifth of the cost of brick siding, which makes vinyl siding the most cost efficient option. The Vinyl Siding Institute confirms that it costs much less than other home cladding options and also offers unmatched value with the lowest total installed cost of any other exterior siding. Though in some cases the initial costs may exceed the costs of other siding materials, it is a cost-effective choice over time in regards to upkeep, maintenance, and longevity.
Compared to other types of exterior siding, vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free. Typically, it does not dent or scratch or need to be repainted since it is one solid. Along with being low maintenance, it has a lifespan of roughly 60 years before needing to replace.
Unlike fiber cement siding, vinyl never needs to be painted and won’t be damaged by moisture. With no need for painting or scraping, this means less time spent maintaining your home exterior to keep it looking new. The money spent on installation is your only expense.
Vinyl siding products can offer the authentic appearance of cedar and real wood shingles, without the problem of wood rot and significant maintenance required with real wood siding products. It also offers immunity to mold and moisture damage with a wide range of styles and colors to choose from. Quality vinyl siding is often thicker for improved rigidity and greater impact resistance.
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If you are planning on selling your home or your siding is worn or damaged, Brandywine Exteriors can help with all your siding needs. We offer vinyl siding in a variety of styles, textures and colors to meet your needs and design preferences.
Contact us today to request your free estimate for your siding project in Wilmington, Newark, Hockessin, Middletown, West Chester, Media, and Elkton or nearby.
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