Why Vinyl Siding Is the Choice of So Many Homes and Apartment Buildings

calander Jul 6 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
Vinyl siding in a home

When you imagine a modern home exterior, vinyl siding probably comes to mind. Of all the siding materials available, vinyl remains the most popular for homes across the country. But what about vinyl makes it the go-to siding material for so many? As it turns out, the answer to this question is multi-faceted. Whether you’re about to purchase a new home, rent an apartment, or invest in a complete siding replacement project, here’s why you might prioritize vinyl siding like so many other homeowners.

The Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding Is Cost Effective

Cost drives many of our decisions as consumers. And with an average price of about $2-4 per square foot, vinyl is generally the cheapest siding material out there. Just because vinyl siding is relatively inexpensive, however, doesn’t mean it’s unable to properly protect your property, as we’ll discuss in a bit.

Vinyl Siding Is Quick and Easy to Install

Siding installation is always a major project, but certain materials are more challenging to put together than others. Metal siding, for instance, can take a long time to install, which in turn increases labor costs. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, goes in fast when handled by experienced professionals, as vinyl boards are designed to easily lock into place.

Vinyl Siding Is Durable

Despite its ease of installation and low cost, vinyl siding is built to last. Now, vinyl might not be quite as durable as metal, fiber-cement, or engineered wood, but it’s sturdy nonetheless and can hold its own against various environmental threats, such as moisture, sunlight, wind, and pests. As such, siding repair projects aren’t often necessary for properties outfitted with vinyl siding -- any damage that does occur is usually easily amended as well.

Vinyl Siding Offers Robust Insulation

Siding isn’t just meant to enhance your home’s curb appeal and protect its surfaces -- it’s also designed to insulate your home, slowing down heat transfer between the outside world and your interior. Of course, the layer(s) of insulation installed between your walls and siding do the most work in this regard. Still, vinyl siding helps seal the deal, so to speak, with its non-woven, non-porous structure.

Vinyl Siding Is Relatively Low Maintenance

All exteriors require some level of maintenance (e.g., periodic power washing, touch-ups, etc.), but vinyl siding requires less maintenance than just about all other types of siding. As mentioned earlier, vinyl repairs are few and far between and easy to perform when necessary. Moreover, the smooth, non-porous nature of vinyl helps keep dust, dirt, and moisture from accumulating on the surface while facilitating the power washing and scrubbing processes.

Vinyl Siding Is Easy to Paint

While vinyl siding doesn’t need to be painted, it’s nice to know that its surfaces are easy to coat should you want to adjust your property’s look or refresh its color. Most residential exterior painting pros are familiar with painting vinyl siding, so you won’t have to worry about hiring highly specialized contractors for this task, either.

The Bottom Line on Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is clearly popular for a reason -- it’s cost-effective, easy to install, durable, insulative, low maintenance, and highly customizable. At Anderson Painting, our exterior experts can repair, replace, and help you maintain your siding no matter what it’s made of. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!

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