Top 6 FAQs & Benefits of Vinyl Siding
What are the Benefits of Vinyl Siding?
Considering an upgrade to your home’s outer appearance? Have some questions? Well, we’ve got answers. Here are the benefits of vinyl siding for your home.
1. Does vinyl siding fade?
The answer is yes, but very little. One of the benefits of vinyl siding is that it is more resistant to outdoor conditions than other sidings. This means you won’t see any significant discoloration or damage to its original appearance.
If you do start to notice any fade or dirt accumulating, a little vinegar and water will have it looking good as new.
2. Does vinyl siding increase home value?
Adding vinyl siding to your house can significantly increase your home value. Not only is it great for improving your home’s curb appeal but it helps protect your home as well.
An even greater benefit of vinyl siding is what it gives back to homeowners. According to “Remodeling Magazine’s” 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, homeowners recouped 76% of their siding replacement costs.
If you’re looking to see a return on your investment, vinyl siding is a great way to go.
3. How long will vinyl siding last?
Compared to its counterparts, wood and aluminum siding, vinyl promises the longest life expectancy. Vinyl doesn’t rot like wood or scratch and dent like aluminum. One of the most attractive benefits of vinyl siding is that it doesn’t require as much maintenance as other sidings do. Wood siding requires frequent repainting while aluminum siding risks a higher chance of having to replace entire boards.
It’s no wonder why vinyl is the most popular choice for siding. The most maintenance you’ll have to do is rinsing dirt away with a hose.
4. Is vinyl siding expensive?
Vinyl siding is the most cost-effective siding you can install on your home. Compared to the overall costs of alternative siding installations, vinyl siding can save you anywhere between $6,000 to $9,000. One of the benefits of vinyl siding is that installation is quick and maintenance is low, saving you on labor costs and future repairs.
5. Can vinyl siding be painted?
If you have vinyl siding and want a fresh color change, you might be wondering whether you can paint over vinyl siding. Although one of the benefits of vinyl siding is that it doesn’t require re-painting, you can paint over it for a new look.
There are a few things to consider before grabbing that paintbrush. The most important to consider is the actual color you want to repaint the siding. Go for a color that is lighter than the original siding color. Darker colors absorb more heat and may cause more damage than intended to the original siding.
Among the many benefits of vinyl siding is that there is no special way of painting. All you have to do is choose the way that is most comfortable for you. If you want any additional tips, consult a professional who can show you the most efficient way to paint your vinyl siding.
6. Can vinyl siding be power washed?
Since one of the benefits of vinyl siding is the low maintenance, you may consider power washing to remove dirt. Power-washing your vinyl siding can do more harm than good. You may end up with mold under your siding or a gaping hole on one of your boards. Whether you do it yourself or hire a licensed professional, make sure low pressure is used when cleaning your siding.
Now that you know all the benefits of vinyl siding, you can feel more confident choosing that option for your home. If you need any help with installation or just a general wash, don’t hesitate to contact the home renovation contractors at American Home Remodeling who can do it all.