Vinyl Siding: Pros and Cons

As a homeowner, you are often given freedom of choice when it comes to the materials that make up your exterior. This goes for your roof, but also your siding as well, as there are a number of siding materials that you can choose from. However, there is one siding material that clearly reigns supreme here in America. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a close look at the most popular siding material in the nation – vinyl siding – and exploring its pros and cons. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information!

Vinyl Siding

Without question the most ubiquitous siding material for homes across America, vinyl siding remains a popular choice among homeowners and contractors for a number of reasons. In any American neighborhood, you are almost guaranteed to see vinyl siding – want to know why this is the case? Keep reading below for its advantages, and inevitable disadvantages.

Pros

  • Value – For homeowners looking for a cost-effective and budget-friendly option, vinyl siding may be exactly what you’re looking for. Compared to many of its competitors, vinyl siding is guaranteed to give you the most bang for your buck. Even with an affordable price, vinyl siding holds up quite well on its own, and if installed properly, can last you a long time.
  • Appearance – No matter what your home looks like, vinyl siding is sure to be a suitable, reliable choice. This is due to the fact that there is a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from. If you’re looking for a versatile option, vinyl siding may be precisely what you’re looking for. Without a doubt, there is a style of vinyl siding out there that is perfect for your home.

Cons

  • Durability- As mentioned, when vinyl siding is properly installed in your home, it can last you a long time, but not exactly forever. In fact, despite its benefits, vinyl siding is not known to be the most durable siding material out there, as it can become vulnerable to the elements easier than other siding materials.
  • Home Value – Perhaps due to the fact that it is extremely common, vinyl siding isn’t known for adding tremendous value to your home as much as other materials. Though this is not a major setback per se, it may be of consequence for homeowners looking to add more value to their homes.

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