The feeling of living in a beautiful home is enough to make anyone happy. It seems that people who live their lives surrounded by beauty are happier and healthier than those without.
People style and design their houses to create the homes they’ve always dreamed of. A beautiful home improves your curb appeal and increases its resale value. One way to design a home according to your style preferences is by installing versatile siding on your home.
Siding is a quick and easy way to rejuvenate the appearance of your home while protecting it from severe weather conditions at the same time. There are several siding materials and designs available on the market today. In this article, we’ll be looking at the pros and cons of vinyl siding.
What is Vinyl Siding?
Vinyl siding is an easy and affordable siding option made from polyvinyl chloride.
Pros of Vinyl Siding
Multiple Options Available
Vinyl siding is available in many styles and design options. You can install your vinyl siding system to match any style or color you desire so that you’ll never need to repaint it.
It can also be made to mimic wood siding, which is costlier to install and maintain. You can choose siding options that look a little more rugged, like wood shakes or a clean wood panel trim for a neater home aesthetic.
Vinyl is a maintenance-free siding option. Polymer vinyl chloride resists things like pests, rot or even mold growth to ensure your home stays beautiful for years.
It’s a highly durable material, which means that it provides your home with excellent protection from the onslaught of the elements. And if it gets a little dirty, a quick hose down will have it looking as good as new.
One of the reasons for its popularity is its relatively low price point. Vinyl siding is one of the most affordable siding options available on the market today. Therefore, vinyl comes out on top for long and short-term siding installations thanks to its durability, longevity, and low maintenance features.
Cons of Vinyl Siding
Depending on the direction of your home, your vinyl siding may be subject to some fading due to extended sun exposure. Darker siding colors will naturally fade a lot faster than lighter colors.
When your vinyl siding starts to show some wear and tear, it may be time for a replacement. This is because painting them can be difficult and expensive if you’re even able to find someone who does this type of work.
Low Heat Resistance
Since vinyl is a type of plastic, they don’t fare well with extreme heat exposure. If you live in an area that experiences intense heat waves, we wouldn’t recommend installing vinyl siding on your home.
Barbecuing is a traditional American pastime that families have enjoyed for decades. If you like to cook on the grill, be sure to keep your barbecue away from your vinyl siding, as it can warp or melt when exposed to high temperatures.
While vinyl can look beautiful and can mimic more expensive materials, vinyl siding tends to decrease a home’s value, especially if you’re living in a more affluent neighborhood.
Some buyers prefer more natural materials, whereas others don’t care. So whether vinyl siding affects the value of your home depends on what type of buyer you have and how they feel about it.
For more information on vinyl siding or any other siding options, don’t hesitate to call Cittrix Roofing.