Vinyl Siding Facts & Myths

Homeowners have a number of options to choose from when remodeling or building a new construction and one of those decisions involves determining what material to use for the outside construction of a property. For new construction, there is a variety of different options each with many different pros and cons which must be considered before determining the best fit for your particular interests. As a remodel, often the changes are more limited but certain areas of a home may need more attention than others. For example, on a brick home, often the overhangs, eaves, or awnings are constructed of a different material and while someone may not obviously want to change the brick, selecting an appropriate construction material for these other areas is just as important.

There are different positives and negatives behind all building supplies but some come accompanied by more myths than fact. These factors need to be given special consideration and an extra level of investigation before completely writing off a material for building use. One of the most common substances associated with a wide variety of opinions, myths, and falsehood is vinyl siding. When undertaking any construction or remodel project, often everyone has an opinion and is more than willing to offer but rarely do they have any further basis than a personal encounter or heresay from others involving any part of the process.

These myths about vinyl siding are commonly referred to when anyone mentions it as a possibility for a construction option and siding choice but are easily debunked as the true colors, strength, and durability of today’s vinyl siding shines through in the end.

Is A Cheap Product

Yes, vinyl siding is a plastic product but that doesn’t mean that it is a cheap product. Vinyl siding offers a remarkable amount of protection as most is rated for extreme winds and rain. New vinyl siding can also increase the property value of your home and will serve as a quality choice for years to come.

Vinyl siding also often gets a bad rap for its looks but manufacturing changes have improved the outward appearance of vinyl siding and depending on the type, color selected – it can now be difficult at times to decipher what a housing material is from the curb until a closer examination has taken place.

The improvements in vinyl siding from early now allow it to offer solid protection and be a durable option for homeowners to consider. There is no need to worry that you may be receiving a cheap product, especially when purchased and installed by a knowledgeable contractor or company.

Limits Design Options

When vinyl siding first entered the marketplace and construction world there were limited options in colors to choose from and the overall look of it was similar regardless of the choice. These limitations have been far exceeded over time as vinyl siding now comes in multiple colors and can be constructed to achieve a variety of different looks upon installation.

Vinyl siding options now allow your imagination to run wild and achieve exactly what you are looking for in terms of the home or property that you own. Not only are primary colors all available, but specialties, much like paint, not exist throughout the spectrum of any color that you may desire.

The dream designer guide to a new vinyl siding home exterior even allows you to download a photo of your current home and then change the colors from all that are now available giving you a preview of what a finished project will look like.

Needs Consistent Upkeep

A major selling point of vinyl siding has always been that painting is not required. However, in order to deter homeowners from choosing this option, other upkeep methods have crept into the conversation to try and deter one of the largest positives associated with vinyl siding.

Instead of painting, critics will argue that vinyl siding must be cleaned regularly, pressure washed, and inspected daily to ensure there are no cracks, breaks, or changes in the siding construction. Fortunately, when properly installed, none of these issues should raise near the concern those who support other siding options would have you to believe.

The fact is that vinyl siding maintenance only requires cleaning every couple of years and inspection following any significant storms.

Bad for the Environment

The vinyl siding environmental impact has largely been exaggerated in terms of being a plastic product and any harmful chemicals which may be released during manufacturing. Many companies have taken the necessary steps to alleviate these concerns, or at least minimize them significantly.

Also, vinyl siding can improve the insulation capabilities of your home and therefore have a positive impact on the heating and cooling of your home – having a positive impact on both the environment and your pocketbook.

Dangerous and Easily Flammable

False. Vinyl siding is safe and regularly exceeds the minimums for building codes while maintaining solid performance. Non-combustible, vinyl siding safety should not be a concern for any homeowner electing to use it as a construction material.

With over a decade of experience and quality service within Denver and the surrounding area, Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing siding projects and installation, along with roof construction, repair, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or now construction project, if needed, as well as any inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are weighing options between a brand new vinyl siding or potential other type of material for the current structure, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for the purposes of insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above mentioned projects!

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