1. WHAT IS VINYL SIDING?
Vinyl siding is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and is used to cover the exterior of a house. It was introduced in the 1950s to replace aluminum siding, which would often corrode and could be easily damaged in weather events. Today’s vinyl siding consists of two layers – the top, a capstock that is resistant to UV rays and doesn’t fade as easily, and the bottom layer is made of limestone for extra support and reinforcement during weather events.
2. HOW LONG DOES VINYL SIDING LAST?
Vinyl siding is built to be durable and to last a long time. The workmanship and the materials used will also be factors in determining how long your new vinyl siding will last. Yes, there are DIY examples and tutorials of how to install your own vinyl siding all over the Internet, but we highly recommend that you leave it to the professionals to ensure the longevity and quality of the work done.
3. WHAT MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED FOR VINYL SIDING?
Vinyl siding requires virtually no maintenance. It really never needs to be painted since it’s resilient to the sun’s rays. However, to keep it looking fresh, we suggest washing it at least once a year. A simple pressure-washer hooked up to the hose in your front or backyard will do the trick! We also recommend that you evaluate your home’s siding at least one time a year and even more often after stormy seasons when damage could have occurred.
4. DOES VINYL SIDING COME IN MULTIPLE COLORS?
When vinyl siding was first introduced, is usually came in neutral colors like tan and beige, but, over time the options have expanded and now you can find vinyl siding in many other colors like brown, grey, red, white, and more!
5. IS VINYL SIDING BETTER THAN PAINT?
Vinyl siding is durable and typically lasts a long time for most homeowners as we previously explained. Paint is typically cheaper in comparison to installing vinyl siding initially. However, after time, the expense of repainting adds up to surpass the cost of having vinyl siding installed by a professional in the first place.
6. CAN WIND RIP VINYL SIDING OFF A HOUSE?
Most vinyl siding is rated for winds up to 110 mph. However, there are extreme weather events that are out of our control. Tornados, hurricanes, snow storms, and other extreme weather events can damage the vinyl siding on your house. Good news is that a professional can easily and quickly replace and or repair the damaged or missing pieces of the vinyl siding on your home in the event damage occurs.
If you have any other questions about vinyl siding or if you need help deciding if it’s right for your home, just give Premiere Roofing Services in Cleveland, TN a call and we will be happy to help.