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Benefits of Vinyl Siding

iStock 000013641863XSmallIf you ever want to start a renovator’s war, bring up the subject of vinyl siding. Few things are as contentious, as there are some who swear by vinyl and others who insist that homes should never be covered in anything other than wood.

At the end of the day, the material you choose to cover your home in is a personal decision; it should make you happy rather than prove or disprove the debate. If you’re thinking about residing your house, you should know the many benefits that accompany vinyl siding! These include:

  • Less maintenance. This is the siren song of vinyl. While wood will require repainting to preserve it and keep it looking great, vinyl is more “set it and forget it” in nature. If you’d rather spend weekends on the boat or with the family as opposed to painting your house, vinyl is the choice to make. You’ll also never need to seal or sand vinyl; it comes ready to use right out of the box.

  • Vinyl doesn’t trap moisture. Since vinyl is not affixed tightly to the house (it needs to be able to move slightly, nails aren’t hammered all the way in), many believe this pocket of air will allow moisture to damage the house. In fact, the opposite is true. As long as there’s housewrap or builder’s felt behind the vinyl, it is less likely to hold moisture than wood.

  • You’ll never worry about bugs. Obviously, since vinyl isn’t wood, there are no worries about carpenter ants or termites eating into the exterior of the home.

  • Vinyl is affordable. Of course, there are more choices on the market than just wood or vinyl. There is also brick, stucco, aluminum, and quite a few more options. But with vinyl, you’ll be protecting your home on a budget!

  • Vinyl is versatile. Due to the way it’s produced, you can get vinyl in virtually any color. Go with very traditional or super modern in design. There’s absolutely no way you won’t find a style to fit your needs.

There is a moderate amount of upkeep associated with vinyl, but it’s mostly limited to occasional washing. For the homeowner who want an exterior covering that looks great, protects the house, and doesn’t require a lot of work, vinyl siding can fit the bill. To learn more about vinyl siding, contact Custom Deck Builders LLC for expert advice. 


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