Are you looking for a way to insulate your home and improve the appearance of your home? If so, then siding may be your answer. One of the most popular and economical is vinyl siding, which, though it may not sound like the most luxurious or appealing of sidings available, you will be surprised at the options that are out there. There are numerous colors and finishes available that are bound to enhance the appearance of your home.
There are many different profiles of vinyl siding available. Whether you are looking to put siding on your Victorian or English style of home, or seeking a modern look, you can find a vinyl siding that will suit your needs. There are colors available to you, from white to black and all of the colors on the spectrum.
WORD OF CAUTION: Dark vinyl siding colors do tend to fade and appear "chalky" over time, so it is best to reserve these colors for any trimming as it would then be less noticeable and also less expensive to replace.
If you are on the market seeking a more natural look, you are not stuck with only wood siding choices. Vinyl siding offers an amazing amount of clapboard or shingle appearances. Do be sure to consult a siding professional, however, as there are more and more styles of vinyl siding becoming available as it grows in popularity.
There are many benefits to choosing vinyl siding apart from it being easy to match with the appearance of your home. For one, it is energy efficient since it acts as an insulator for your home. On hot days, it will help keep your house cool. On the colder days, it will certainly help retain heat and cut the cost of your heating bill.
As we discussed up there, with the number of different "looks" that vinyl siding offers, it will undoubtedly enhance the appearance of your home and thus the value of your home. Vinyl siding never rots, it of course cannot rust as metal siding can, and it is very durable. Not only that, but it is also very easy to clean (picture yourself simply rinsing it off with a hose) and it is also fire resistant. Because of this, it can protect your home and lower your home insurance bill.
Vinyl is great at resisting the outer elements. Whether your home faces the sun, or if it is in the shade and you live in an area that receives a lot of rain, it will withstand the elements and stay beautiful. It is moisture resistant (making it impervious to mold), and can easily withstand hail or any other sort of impact.
Due to its natural durability, if you do choose to use vinyl siding, expect to have it outlast the traditional wood siding without any real maintenance and care. You can expect to keep your vinyl siding looking fresh and being effective for up to 20 years.