Why You Should Choose Vinyl Siding

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When it comes to siding for your home, you have several options available, including vinyl. As a homeowner, you might be skeptical about whether or not vinyl will work for your home, but there are many perks to using it. To help you understand how vinyl siding could work to your advantage, here are some of the features you might have missed. 

Better Insulation

One advantage of using vinyl siding is that it can be part of an overall system to create a well-insulated home. Before the siding can be applied, a thin layer of foam is attached to your home. The foam layer is necessary for creating a smooth surface on which to place the siding. 

The vinyl siding helps to absorb sound and it also helps to conserve energy. With a good roofing system in place, you might notice a decrease in your energy bills each month. 

Cost-Effective

Another advantage of vinyl siding is that it is one of the more inexpensive materials available. Vinyl siding can be as low as $1,800 for an 1,800 square foot home if you hang the siding yourself. By contrast, wood siding can cost $6,500 for a home that is only 1,250 square feet. 

Even if you opt for professional installation of the siding, you can still save. The price is usually double for the professional work. An 1,800 square foot home would start at only $3,600.

Wide Selection

A common misconception about vinyl siding is that it is very one note. In actuality, it is available in a wide range of colors and styles. There is vinyl siding that mimics the look of other materials, including wood. The different architectural styles means that you can match your home's current style without worrying about the vinyl taking away from it. 

Low Maintenance

One of the biggest advantages to vinyl siding is that it is very low maintenance. Over time, mold and grime can accumulate. Occasionally rinsing the siding can help to prevent this problem. It also helps to maintain the overall appearance of the siding. 

Vinyl siding does fade over time, but not to the extent that replacement is required. It is also resistant to insects, which means you do not have to worry about termites or other insects destroying your material. 

To ensure you get the right look for your home, work with a professional contractor from a company like Standard Roofing & Exteriors Ltd. He or she can help you make the right selection when it comes to choosing the style and color of siding. 

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