Whilst Vinyl siding has been around since the 1950’s, the product's chemistry and installation techniques have improved its performance and furthered its acceptance by builders and homeowners. Vinyl is now the most common principal siding material on new single-family homes and leads the wayin replacement siding as well.
The reason, in part, is because it's often (but not always) less expensive than wood, composite and stucco and takes less time to install.
A mid-grade vinyl costs about $4.00? per square foot to install, not including the necessary trim pieces, while the installed price of mid-grade cedar clapboard, exclusive of trim and paint, is about 2 times higher. (Some premium vinyls cost about the same as the best grade of cedar, but the installed costis still lower because it goes up faster and doesn't need painting.) If pricing is still a concern, we offer financing options! Just ask us!
For many people, price isn't the issue at all; the real seduction of vinyl siding is reduced maintenance.
Vinyl siding offers a durable solution for exterior cladding. According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, the products offered by their manufacturer members are tested, certified, and UV protected for color retention, so you can rest easy knowing your siding isn’t going to fade overtime as much as vinyl siding produced decades earlier.
Vinyl siding is a polymeric cladding product, meaning it is completely immune to water damage. You will never have to paint or caulk to seal out the water, or worry about the cladding absorbing moisture like you would with wood.
Occasional cleaning with soapy water and a soft bristle brush where needed is the only true maintenance the product will ever need when it’s installed properly!
Vinyl siding is built to protect homes from the elements,designed to withstand winds of 110 mph or higher, depending on the product and application.
If the home is being remodeled and the existing masonite, asbestos, or wood siding is in good shape, the vinyl siding can be installed over top of the existing. First, a ¼” fan fold insulation panel is installed to provide a level nailing surface and then the vinyl siding is installed. This saves the homeowner in the costly step of tearing off and disposing of the existing siding. It also causes less impact to the landscaping.