Since its debut on the home siding scene in the 1950s, vinyl siding has come a long way baby! Unfortunately, in the early years, the general perception of vinyl siding was that it was a good, inexpensive siding option when the budget wouldn’t allow for real siding, like wood. Let me tell you, that is not the case now. Here are some reasons that you should consider when making a decision to side your home, and see why there is so much to love about vinyl siding!
First and foremost is the low maintenance factor. Many of us don’t have the time or desire to scrape, prime, and paint our wood siding to keep it maintained. And this is after we have repaired and sealed up all the cracks and crevices. Nor do we have the dollars in our budget to pay someone else to do this labor intensive job. Thus, many wood sided homes become more vulnerable to leaks, insects and mold. Wood siding is a classic beauty, but it sure is a lot of work. Most of the time the only maintenance required for your vinyl siding is washing it off a time or two a year, per your manufacturer’s recommendations.
Vinyl siding is available in countless colors. With all the advancements in the production of vinyl siding, the rich and vibrant colors are fading less and less. There are even some that are made to look and feel like wood grain siding. Vinyl siding is also easy to install. It is easily installed over existing siding or the center of the exterior of a new home
All of the exterior accessories and decorative accents that you need for your home are available in vinyl also. With things such as:
- Eave vents and trim
- Porch posts and trim
- Light and outlet trim blocks
- Window shutters
- Decorative accents (corbels, window ledges and decorative bands)
- Gutter systems
- Window and door Trim
- Gable end vents
Utilizing these accents will enable you to match your vinyl siding perfectly, creating a picture perfect exterior siding system that not only looks great, but keeps your home all but impervious to everything that Mother Nature throws at it!
Fall in love with all that vinyl siding has to offer your wallet, your time and your home. Creating a siding system that is low maintenance, affordable, energy efficient and has great curb appeal is effortless with vinyl siding and vinyl accessories.