Siding – Vinyl

Vinyl is the most common type of siding used, and it’s not too difficult to see why. Vinyl siding technology has come a long way. It can imitate wood clapboards and cedar shake very well. Unless you are inspecting the house up close, you might not notice a difference. The knock on vinyl in the past has been that it looks cheap. When residing a classic, historical, New England style home, commonly found in the Southern NH region, it can feel a bit odd wrapping them in plastic.

However, the vinyl siding products readily available are not your parents’ generation of vinyl. It can imitate cedar shake, clapboards, and can even display the grain textured look to fool you even when standing right in front of it. Vinyl siding is less labor intensive than most types of siding. Saving you money on the install. It’s lighter and easier to cut than other options. It’s made of a thicker, more durable plastic than in years past with the ability to withstand extreme winds and other types of harsh weather. It stands up to moisture extremely well and arguably better than any other product in the market. You can also purchase it with a layer of insulation prefabricated to it for improved energy efficiencies on your home.

Vinyl siding is the most common DIY siding type for homeowners to do themselves, but it must be done right to effectively work as your homes shield against the elements. When replacing vinyl, it is simple to replace sections over time. The color will fade in the sun and with exposure to the elements over time. Nowadays, it is made with better technology that prevents color fading and can last a long time without any type of diminishing color. It should last at least 10 years without seeing any type of color fading.

Although vinyl used to be the least expensive option for siding, prices are now comparable. With the recent rise in price for petroleum products, vinyl prices have also been on the rise since this is an input cost. It is 100% worth your time to perform your own research on available products and which one makes the most sense for your home. You should absolutely consult with an experienced siding professional, such as Savage Builders, prior to embarking on your own siding project. Call us today to learn more and receive your free siding estimate.

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