When building a new home or garage, the topic of what type of siding you need always arises. If you are considering vinyl siding, it is important to asses its benefits and its drawbacks before making a final decision. When choosing siding it is always best to ask for the help of a professional so that you can be sure you are completely aware of how the material will perform and if it is the right choice for your project.
The Benefits of Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is a popular choice because it is durable and long-lasting, has a large selection of colors, it is easy to clean, touted as waterproof, affordable and easy to maintain. It is known for its durability because it can resist harsh weather conditions like high winds and heat and usually comes with a lifetime warranty. Its color selection over the years has improved dramatically and is a top reason why homeowners go with vinyl siding in addition to it being very easy and quick to install. It requires no painting and spraying the siding with a simple solution of bleach and water is usually more than enough to clean it. For many homeowners, vinyl siding has made home maintenance much easier; however, there are some problems with vinyl siding.
Why Vinyl Siding May Not Suit You
While vinyl siding is easy to install and touted as waterproof, it has been reported that many homes in very rainy areas have been damaged by wind-driven rain water. Vinyl siding does not entirely waterproof your home on its own, unless it is properly installed with an appropriate underlay, which is one of the reasons it is important to seek the advice of a professional contractor before hanging the siding. Additionally, if vinyl siding is not properly installed, water can become trapped behind the siding and create a wet environment that promotes mold and mildew.
Regardless of the potential problems with vinyl siding, it still remains the most popular choice of siding for homes today. If you choose vinyl siding for a home or project, make sure you get with a professional contractor to ensure that your building will be waterproof as intended with properly installed siding.
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