It was in the late 1950s and the early 1960s when vinyl siding made its debut on Canadian homes. This was also the era when aluminum siding was the most popular choice. However, the earliest vinyl gained a bad reputation. Its inferior materials then had a tendency to sag and crack overtime.
Thanks to today’s technology, high-tech plastic and vinyl materials that are combined with modern manufacturing techniques, vinyl siding has been turned into an exceptionally high-performing and versatile choice for cladding. It does not come as a surprise to know that more than 32% of all new home construction has chosen vinyl siding, and this trend is only increasing over time.
So, if you want to know which is the best siding for your home, here are five major benefits of vinyl siding:
Less Overall Costs
Vinyl siding, in general, is a popular choice for many homeowners because it is quite cost-effective. Professionally installed vinyl siding has cost less than wood siding, about a $1000-$1200 difference for every 1,250 square feet.
Many homeowners also love vinyl siding because it is designed to withstand the different elements such as heavy wind, snow, and even impact from hail. On top of that, vinyl siding also resists excessive moisture, thus, it will not rot or corrode over time. In some cases, you can even get a lifetime warranty on your vinyl siding.
You would be happy to know that today’s siding comes in hundred colours, textures, and profiles that can give you complete versatility in materializing your dream exterior. So, for instance, if you like the look of cedar shakes, but you prefer the qualities of vinyl, then you can have a vinyl replacement that looks so authentic, they would think it is the real thing.
Another thing that homeowners love about vinyl siding is the fact that it is about as low maintenance as it could get. It resists pests and blights, so it can keep its original qualities for years. It will surely give you your money’s worth! Also, you will never need to repaint your home – a simple cleaning once or twice a year is more than adequate in order to maintain its original look.
Less Home Heating and Cooling Costs
Having insulated vinyl siding helps prevent heat loss between the wall studs in exterior walls – this is also called ‘thermal bridging’. While it is true that most homes have insulation between their wall studs, the studs themselves leak heat where they come in contact with exterior siding. Insulated vinyl siding, on the other hand, places a blanket of protection over the wall studs, thus, keeping homes warmer during winter and cooler in summer. This is why insulated vinyl siding is more economical to install.
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