Jun 12,2023

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices for homeowners, not only because it is affordable but also because it is effective. Vinyl is easy to maintain and generally durable, making it a great investment to have installed. If you are thinking of adding vinyl siding to a new home or using it to replace a previous material, the experts at Berg Home Improvements are happy to discuss your upcoming projects with you. 

Why is Vinyl So Popular?

In the United States, vinyl is by far the most popular choice for siding material. It is affordable, easy to take care of, and even comes in a variety of colors and textures that can be tailored to the rest of your home’s look. To sum up vinyl siding’s overall reputation, the writers at This Old House call it “economical, sturdy, and…relatively maintenance-free.”

There are plenty of reasons to add siding to your list of home renovations this year, whether you’re replacing broken pieces or looking to up the resale value of your home. New siding can really up the look of your home’s exterior, and has been found to retain nearly 70 percent of its value when you sell. Additionally, if you are looking to refresh your home’s appearance, the customizability that comes with vinyl siding makes it a great choice for mixing and matching while you build your dream home. 

How Durable Is Vinyl?

Vinyl siding is a relatively durable material from a number of perspectives. When properly maintained, it will typically last about 30 to 40 years before it needs to be replaced. Vinyl siding is a great material for holding up to weather like storms, and is even fire resistant up to 750 degrees. It also stands out from other materials in that it won’t warp and won’t be eaten by insects. 

While vinyl siding can be prone to breaking, this is often a simple fix. In the event that a piece cracks or comes off of the house, it can often be replaced with an identical piece. Because vinyl siding is such a common material, it is often easy to find a piece that matches. If you aren’t certain whether it is time to repair or replace vinyl siding, you may wish to contact a professional to discuss your options. 

How Should I Maintain Vinyl?

While vinyl is generally regarded as low maintenance, it may occasionally need to be cleaned. The safest way to clean vinyl siding, as recommended by manufacturer CertainTeed, is by using a bristle brush to apply soapy water and rinsing it down with a garden hose. While it can be tempting to reach for the power washer, this risks pushing water in between the seams of your installation. 

Scheduling a Quality Siding Installation

There are many benefits to having vinyl siding put in by an expert contractor. It is low maintenance, affordable, and has the durability to last for decades when well taken care of. If vinyl siding is in your home’s future, contact Berg Home Improvements today to request an estimate.

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