Vinyl siding is easily the most common material for siding in the US. While it may not have the prestige of stone or the natural aesthetic of wood, vinyl has a lot going for it, including a great selection of colors and styles. Thinking about new siding for your home? Read on for the pros and cons of vinyl siding.
The Pros of Vinyl Siding
Vinyl is among the most affordable siding options. It’s lightweight and easy to manufacture and transport, and also easy to install. All of these cost savings are passed on to you when you choose to side your home with vinyl.
There are more than 300 different colors of vinyl siding available, so for those who want just the right color for their home, vinyl is a great choice. Vinyl also offers some more unique color choices for those who want something non-traditional. Advancements in technology have made these colors more resistant to fading as well.
Unlike wood, which is vulnerable to moisture damage and insects, vinyl is resistant to the effects of both.
The Cons of Vinyl Siding
Vinyl is not as strong as brick or stone, and is liable to damage from falling debris during intense weather. This can be fixed, fortunately. And while vinyl itself is resistant to water damage, it’s not watertight, which means during storms water could get behind the siding and cause water damage or mold problems. Extreme heat or cold can also warp vinyl.
Mildew and other grime can grow on vinyl siding and give it an unpleasant appearance. This can be pressurewashed away, but it’s often not a small task.
About C.C. Dietz
C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.
We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.