If you are planning to have new siding installed on your home, you will come to realize that there are many material options. However, vinyl siding is the most widely used exterior. It is the top choice for not only in New England, but in the entire country.
Why Vinyl Siding is a Quality Choice
Vinyl Siding is Durable
It doesn’t matter if you live in the countryside in an old farmhouse or if you live on the New England coast, you are going to need siding that can hold up against the elements and last a lifetime.
Vinyl siding hits all the right marks in terms of quality and durability, in ways such as:
- Quality vinyl panels are both flexible and strong. The vinyl siding does not break or bend on impact. Your exterior is exposed to the elements immediately after cracks and holes are made in poor quality siding. If the moisture becomes trapped, mold and mildew can grow.
- Progressive foam insulation. The foam insulation helps to even further prevent holes and cracks. It fills the hollow gaps between the siding and the sheathing, like an extra layer of support that keeps the vinyl siding solid and durable.
- Vinyl siding is designed to withstand high winds of up to 180 MPH. If your home is along the coast, it is especially important that you have appropriate siding. Quality siding does not loosen or blow away in even the strongest winds.
Vinyl Siding is Low Maintenance
One of the more desirable traits of vinyl siding, is the fact that it is practically maintenance-free. Although wood is a common choice for homes, it is prone to peeling, flaking, and rotting, meaning a lot of upkeep and maintenance. Vinyl siding is a smart alternative and will make your life easier.
- With advanced UV-resistant exterior paint, you do not need to worry about your vinyl siding fading in the sun. It protects against both the sun and the wear of winter and all the elements that come to the region. However, without fade protection, your vinyl siding may appear duller in a few years.
- Vinyl siding does not fade. Because of the protection, the vinyl siding does not fade and therefore there is no need to paint, stain, or even sand over the seasons. This is a great way that vinyl siding saves you money.
- Vinyl siding outperforms other siding options for maintenance. While brick requires re-pointing of mortar, and fiber cement and wood needs painting, vinyl siding only requires a simple wash down with a water hose.
Vinyl Siding is Resistant to Mold and Mildew
In New England, the average home will perspire between four and seven gallons of water every day. This almost always results in growth mold and mildew. Vinyl siding however, is mold and mildew resistant. Keeping your home not only beautiful, but also healthy.
- Vinyl siding helps moisture from making its way into your home. Melted snow and rain becoming trapped behind the panels, it can lead to mold and mildew growth. This damages the exterior and leads to costly repairs and removal.
- Non-permeable underlayment helps the home sweat the excess moisture without resulting in mold and mildew growth.
- Vinyl siding is not an organic material, so mold and growth on the top of the panels is very difficult and won’t allow it to thrive.
When you are updating your siding, you should choose the durable, flexible, maintenance-free, mildew resistant, energy-efficient, and attractive vinyl siding.