8 September


Do you look at your home and feel it needs an exterior makeover? One way to accomplish this is with vinyl siding. Although you have other options, such as aluminum, this variety of siding offers longevity, cost efficiency, and low maintenance, among other benefits.

1. Versatility

Vinyl siding offers you versatility. You may opt for a variety of colors that meet your particular taste. Vinyl siding can also match homes with a variety of styles, including:

  • Colonial
  • Victorian
  • Pre-Railroad New England
  • Queen Anne
  • Prairie
  • Greek Revival
  • Gothic Revival
  • Additionally, you may choose either horizontal or vertical siding to truly make your home what you want. You even have the option of what texture you would like, such as wood grain or smooth.
2. Longevity and Durability

Besides its selection of styles, if you choose vinyl siding, you receive siding that will last you for up to 40 years. Vinyl consists of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which won’t rust like aluminum. In addition, vinyl siding holds up well against wind, rain, and other elements. In fact, the manufacturers usually add titanium dioxide to the plastic to ensure it can withstand damage from the sun.

This type of siding won’t rot, chip, or warp like wood. Even if your child accidentally hits a baseball that crashes into the side of your home, this siding can usually withstand the blow. Humidity doesn’t affect vinyl siding, and air pollution won’t harm it, either.

Plus, the manufacturer bakes in the color, so the siding doesn’t show scratches well.

3. Cost

Generally, vinyl siding is also a cost-efficient solution, especially compared to the costs of cedar or aluminum siding.  Additionally, you have to consider that vinyl siding lasts usually for several decades. Therefore, you won’t have to replace it nearly as soon as certain other options, which can save you money as well.

4. Energy Efficiency

In addition, vinyl can have a high energy-efficiency rating, especially if you opt for insulated vinyl. On average, vinyl usually has a higher energy efficiency than stone, brick, stone veneer, and stucco.  When you opt for one with insulation, in particular, it reduces how much air escapes from inside and how much air enters from outside, which saves you money on your energy expenses.

Keep in mind that certain varieties are more energy-efficient than others, which you can discuss with a siding installation professional when you select your siding.

5. Color

As mentioned above, vinyl can withstand the sun well. The newer types of vinyl are usually more resistant to sun damage than older versions. Although fading is possible in the first five or ten years for some brands, a siding installation professional can help you choose one of the types that withstand the sun better.

If your vinyl siding should happen to fade, you may repaint it or hire a siding professional to change just the damaged panels.

6. Value of Property

Another benefit of vinyl siding is that you can increase the value of your property. You improve the curb appeal of your home with vinyl siding and can hide what’s underneath. This siding solution is especially beneficial for the value of neglected homes.

7. Maintenance

In addition, you have little maintenance that you’ll need to perform on your vinyl siding. You may need to hose off your vinyl siding each year and check for cracks and other damage, but that’s usually the extent of maintenance vinyl siding requires.  You may enhance the appearance of your home with vinyl siding. Plus, you receive other benefits when you select this variety of siding, especially when you choose a professional to install it.

Contact Roofers of Minnesota Co., serving the Twin Cities area and the surrounding region, if you would like to compare your options for vinyl siding.