If you’re planning to spruce up your home this season, why not focus on its exterior? Siding that has already seen better days won’t do wonders to curb appeal. Not only that, a damaged exterior can leave your home more vulnerable to weather damage. For this reason, you should consider getting a newer, better one from your trusted local siding company. But like most home upgrades, siding replacement will take careful planning. You should, for example, take material into account.
Siding materials abound in today’s market, which makes choosing one a bit daunting. But if you want a safe, but incredible option, you should give vinyl a chance. In the past, this material had a bad rap, but now it has evolved into something that can easily compete with traditional siding options.
But First, What Exactly Is Vinyl Siding?
Wood was traditionally used to make siding. But environmental concerns, plus the steep pricing and high-maintenance requirements of wood, increased the need for alternatives. In the late 1950s, vinyl siding made its first appearance. This siding option needed a bit of work at the beginning because it was thin and flimsy. It also faded quickly under the sun. By the 1980s, advances in manufacturing allowed for vinyl siding that was thicker, more durable and longer lasting. Now, it is one of the most sought after choices for home exterior across the country.
Vinyl siding is made primarily of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a durable form of plastic, plus other elements that give it color, impact resistance, opacity and durability. Unlike wood, this material is man-made, which makes it cost-effective and readily available. When you choose this option for your siding installation, you can expect:
Don’t underestimate vinyl siding: it can rival wood, fiber cement and aluminum when it comes to durability. It is engineered to withstand the harshest weather conditions, from heavy rainfall and snow loads to high winds and hailstorms. Depending on the chemical composition and thickness, vinyl siding can even resist impact damage from wind-blown debris. It doesn’t rust, warp or corrode, and is impervious to insect damage. What’s more, unlike wood, vinyl siding will not split or rot when exposed to excessive moisture. To ensure you get the most of your vinyl siding’s life and performance, make sure it is installed by a trusted siding contractor like Green Rhino Builders LLC.
One of the reasons vinyl siding remains a favorite among homeowners is its cost. Compared to wood, stone or brick, vinyl is much more budget-friendly – not only because it is readily available, but because it is fast and easy to install as well. Coupled with its durability and longevity, vinyl siding is an easy decision for those looking for an excellent alternative to traditional siding materials.
Keeping your vinyl siding in good condition is worry-free. Compared to wood, which has to be treated regularly to prevent moisture and insect damage, vinyl is almost maintenance-free. You won’t need to scrape, paint or stain it year after a year. It only needs a bit of cleaning once a year. Using a mild cleaning solution, soft-bristled brush and a water hose will suffice. If recommended by a reliable home improvement expert, your vinyl siding can be power-washed to effectively remove mud or dirt buildup. But what about fading due to sun exposure? No worries: your vinyl siding can remain vibrant and beautiful for longer because its color is baked into the material itself.
Improved Curb Appeal
Gone is the thin, plastic look displayed by previous versions of vinyl siding. Now, this exceptional option can compete with wood when it comes to aesthetics. If you aim to increase your home’s curb appeal, you should look into vinyl siding. It is available in a wide selection of colors, designs and profiles so customization is never an issue.
Whatever your home’s architectural style or roofing color, there’s a vinyl siding that can match it beautifully. In fact, this man-made material can even emulate the rich look and feel of genuine wood shakes, allowing for even more design possibilities. If you’re having trouble choosing your vinyl siding color and design, just turn to the area’s top home improvement company, Green Rhino Builders LLC. Our skilled design technicians will be more than happy to help you explore your options and decide on a customized vinyl siding that best suits your home.
Increased Energy Efficiency
To keep your monthly energy bills to a minimum, you should consider investing in quality insulated vinyl siding. This option not only creates a barrier around your home to protect it against weather damage; it also prevents outdoor air from leaking into your home and costly energy from leaking out. This means your living space will remain thermally comfortable no matter the season, but you won’t be worrying too much about energy consumption. What’s more, investing in insulated vinyl siding is often used as an allowable energy tax credit.
Vinyl siding is lightweight and typically comes with pre-drilled holes so they can be installed directly on the studs. These make its installation quick and stress-free, minimizing the amount of time you’ll be inconvenienced during the work process.
Vinyl siding replacement seems like a straightforward project, but it actually takes a precise workmanship. If you want to get the most out of it, make sure to work with the leading siding and roof installation company in the area, Green Rhino Builders LLC. We are:
Fully licensed, making us eligible to perform home improvement jobs in your area.
Insured with worker’s compensation and liability coverage for your greater protection and peace of mind.
Experienced, which means zero potential for mistakes – only exceptional workmanship backed by rigorous training and education.
Reliable because we always arrive on time and do efficient work to prevent unnecessary delays.
Customer-centric as your complete satisfaction is our priority. Should you have questions and concerns, we’re always ready and able to address them.
Green Rhino Builders LLC is dedicated to providing the highest quality results in every project we undertake – and vinyl siding installation is no exception. When you let us handle your project, expect only a smooth and stress-free experience from start to finish. We proudly serve the areas in and around Plains, Dallas and Scranton, PA. Call us today at (570) 901-1334, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.