What are the Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding?

What are the pros and cons of vinyl siding? We’re pleased to inform you that vinyl siding has improved a lot over the years to include much more dexterous and durable options. Energy Pro Windows & Siding would like to take this opportunity to review with you the various pros and cons of using vinyl siding on your home.

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

Pros

There are many reasons to choose vinyl siding. Here are just a few:

  • Vinyl siding is durable.
    This might not have been the case decades ago, but vinyl siding has become one of the most durable materials on the market nowadays.
  • No maintenance.
    You don’t have to paint it. Other than occasionally cleaning your siding, you’re generally done with it after installation. Most vinyl has built-in or available insulation that works great for reducing your energy bills.
  • It comes in many different styles.
    There’s a myth going around that says you can only use vinyl siding in a couple of varieties. See our next section for several ways to do vinyl siding.
  • Great Warranties.
    Vinyl has great finish warranties, lasting as long as 25 years. This helps make it the best value siding.

Cons

While we think the pros outweigh the cons, there are a few downsides to vinyl siding that we think are worth mentioning.

  • It’s an Inexpensive Product
    Some customers prefer a more premium siding option, and we do offer more expensive brands. For some, vinyl siding seems to strike them as less favorable than newer, cutting-edge choices.
  • There is a Negative Stigma Attached to Vinyl Siding
    Broadly speaking, vinyl siding carries a stigma of being the “cheap way” to address exterior siding.

Types of Vinyl Siding

Contrary to what some might tell you, there are many different styles you can use to beautify your home with vinyl siding. Furthermore, it’s time to put an end to the stigmatization of vinyl siding, which you can do by exploring these superb styles:

  • Dutch Lap
  • Clapboard
  • Beaded
  • Shingles
  • Wood
  • Board & Batten
  • Vertical
  • . . . just to name a few terrific choices.

More Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

There are even more great aspects to vinyl siding and a couple of other minor concerns. Here are some additional pros and cons of vinyl siding.

Other Pros

  • It’s Weather Proof.
    It’s particularly strong against UV rays. It may not be fire retardant, but it can last anywhere from 20 to 40 years while withstanding the sun and thunderstorm damage.
  • It’s Bug Proof.
    Since it’s thick and durable, you don’t have to worry about pests and insects invading your home through your siding.
  • You Can Use Its Great R-Value to Lower Energy Costs.
    In the home building business, there’s something called an R-value, which refers to the durability of the building materials. This tells you the material type’s energy efficiency. Vinyl siding (with an R-value of 0.61) beats other materials like brick, stone, and fiber cement. Don’t forget that it’s fairly springy, rigid, goes on cleanly, and comes with foam insulation.

Other Cons

  • Some critics of vinyl siding claim that it may have certain moisture issues or that it’s difficult to install properly.

Fortunately, we have just the solution to the installation problem . . .

Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding: Energy Pro Windows & Siding – Masters of Siding

Exterior siding is one of the things we do best. Energy Pro Windows & Siding consistently earns high praise from our satisfied customers for the work we do on projects involving vinyl siding. We’ve attained a 4.8/5.0 star rating on Google reviews from a total of 247 reviews.

Our promise to you includes professional installation, using only the highest quality materials, with fair pricing, and the best customer service anywhere in Kansas City.

Energy Pro is a licensed contractor and can assist with all permitting and code compliance.

We hope this has been informative and now that you know all the pros and cons of vinyl siding, you’ll contact us at Energy Pro Windows & Siding to install some for you soon!

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