Perks of Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding in NH from Corriveau ContractingThe installation of siding in New Hampshire has become increasingly popular. The look and ease of maintenance is driving more and more homeowners to the vinyl siding craze. When you look at a home with shingles, take a second look it may be siding. As the siding business expands the designs are growing and the prominence is being noticed.

When you begin to think about vinyl siding it is best for you to think about it in a long term sense. The ability to have a siding on your home for years is important when you take in all of your options. There are many reasons why you should consider siding for your home. Each one is as pertinent as the last when it comes to maintaining your home for the best benefit for you.

In general, vinyl siding perks include:

  • Color Variety
    • Available in multiple colors your home will be able to keep the color you want without the maintenance
  • Low-Maintenance
    • Easy maintenance is a huge draw to vinyl siding. Just clean with mild soap and water from the hose.
  • Durable
    • Vinyl Siding is able to withstand winds up to 110 mph according to the Vinyl Siding Institute. Typical warranty is at least 50 years and many times a lifetime warranty for the original homeowner.
  • Energy Efficient
    • When insulated, siding adds an extra layer of insulation other than that between the drywall and the studs to reduce the Thermal Bridge.
  • Design
    • You can maintain any home design with the various styles of siding that are available.
  • Cost
    • The cost of vinyl siding is generally cheaper than that of wood shingles. Between install and maintenance wood will cost more in the long run.

When you consider vinyl siding there are things to be aware of that could happen after a few years. It is best to be informed than go in blind. Some of the cons that have been cited as a reason against siding are:

  • Fading
    • Sometimes with vinyl siding the color can fade after a few years. A coat of paint or new siding can help bring your house back to life
  • Cracks
    • Sometimes after a few years, cracks could end up on some of the siding panels. This is fixed by bringing out your contractor and taking advantage of your limited warranty.
  • Single color
    • Many individuals cite having to choose one individual color for a lifetime as a down side. However, siding is able to be painted or even replaced if needed.

Overall, the pros outweigh the cons when looking at vinyl siding. A licensed contractor can be sure that your installation is within the standards for inspection. With the guarantee that your siding will be installed correctly, the long term perks are far better than that of wood shingles.

When you call a contractor for siding in New Hampshire, you should be sure that you are ready for the leap from cedar shingles. If you are on the fence about a decision, Corriveau Contracting can help you decide if siding is right for you. Give us a call today at 603-880-9988.