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In today’s fast-paced world, many homeowners lack the time, money, and energy to keep up with unexpected home improvement costs. With full-time jobs and other life commitments, spending valuable time on grueling home improvement projects is not efficient for the modern homeowner.

Therefore, durability, cost, and upkeep are key factors when choosing a type of siding for a home. Consider premium or insulated vinyl siding as a great alternative option to standard wood siding.

Fashioned out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and mimicking the look of wood siding, vinyl is perfect for homeowners looking for a durable and virtually maintenance-free option. There are numerous benefits to installing premium vinyl siding, easily making it one of the top options for homeowners across the country. Insulated vinyl is a cost-effective choice as well.

Modern vinyl siding products offer style and protection to the exterior of a house. Many pitfalls of older, outdated wood siding products are improved upon through updated vinyl siding technology. However, it’s always important to make an informed decision about which siding option works best for your home.

Let’s take a look at the benefits of vinyl siding so you can see why this low-cost, maintenance-free option is great for your home.

Durability

Premium vinyl siding is extremely durable and helps protect your home from extreme weather and other potential hazards throughout the year. Both available vinyl options can protect against the following:

  • Harsh Weather: Vinyl siding can protect from harsh weather like rain, snow, sleet, hail, and high winds.
  • High Winds: While vinyl siding in the 70s was thin and flimsy, modern vinyl siding is much thicker and stronger. In fact, vinyl siding is rated for winds as high as 110mph.
  • Lasting Color: New technology allows for vinyl siding to be pigmented completely throughout the product. This means the siding won’t need any priming or painting, as it won’t chip or wear like older vinyl siding products.
  • Insulation and Energy Efficiency: Insulated vinyl siding, another type of premium vinyl siding, is also extremely durable. The strength of insulated vinyl siding allows for exterior protection while also increasing energy efficiency within the home. Insulated vinyl siding also requires very minimal maintenance.
  • Mold and Mildew Resistance: After heavy rains or a good hosing off, vinyl siding will not retain water. If installed correctly, it actually allows water to easily run off and escape. Mold and mildew are costly and detrimental issues often faced by owners of older, wood-sided homes.

When installed and cared for correctly, premium and insulated vinyl siding can last decades. Through even the heaviest of snowfalls and most ferocious storms, durable vinyl siding will withstand the test of nature and time.

Maintenance

Both the premium and insulated vinyl siding options available for residential homes and commercial buildings are incredibly durable. Each type requires minimal maintenance; every homeowner’s dream. The installation process is simple and seamless. Typically layered over already existing vinyl, highly trained professionals make the “re-siding” process as smooth as possible.

Older vinyl siding products used to lose color over time. With improved technology, this is no longer an issue. Due to the thorough pigmentation of each piece of vinyl siding product, the coloring never chips or peels away. Thanks to this modern process, homeowners don’t have to worry about sanding, priming, or re-painting the siding of a home ever again.

It’s expected for the exterior of any house to go through normal wear and tear, including homes with vinyl siding. However, the vinyl cleaning process couldn’t be more straightforward. When made dirty by dust or storms, vinyl siding can be easily cleaned with water. Wash away any dirt, dust, or debris with a garden hose. Wiping down the siding panels with Windex or other household cleaners will get out other tough stains.

Affordability

Installing vinyl siding is a fantastic way to reduce home improvement costs. With very little maintenance and high energy efficiency, the switch to vinyl siding practically pays for itself. Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC, is the third most-produced synthetic plastic in the world, so it is very common and very affordable.

Premium vinyl siding is easy to clean and never needs to be repainted, helping homeowners to save even more on repairs or improvements. Foregoing the cost of painting an entire house puts a lot of money back into a homeowner’s pocket.

Insulated vinyl siding is also an economical option. The contoured foam insulation increases energy efficiency, so homeowners can save on heating, cooling, and electricity throughout the year. Similar to premium vinyl siding options, insulated vinyl never needs re-painting and can withstand harsh weather conditions with little to no maintenance or repair.

Both options offered by Advantage Construction are affordable and require very little maintenance after installation, ultimately helping homeowners to save more over time.

Aesthetics

In addition to their durability and affordability, vinyl siding products are incredibly aesthetically pleasing and can add tons of curb appeal to any home. Made to look like classic wood siding, vinyl siding is offered in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures. There are also plenty of trim options available to accentuate and protect the windows and doors of the home.

With such an expansive variety of colors and textures available, a homeowner’s personality can really shine through on the exterior of their home. Vinyl siding will make a statement door pop or can easily match an existing shutter color.

Plus, if a homeowner plans to sell in the future, professionally installed vinyl siding can help to increase the property value. Potential buyers will gladly accept the passed on beauty and benefits of professionally installed premium vinyl siding.

Choosing a Maintenance-Free Solution

Replacing the siding on a home is not an easy task. It requires research, planning, and a reliable contractor to properly install whatever product you choose. Homeowners must consider costs, maintenance, and design aesthetics when choosing a siding option.

Taking all of these factors into consideration, either premium or insulated vinyl siding products are the perfect choices for a homeowner looking for a maintenance-free solution. All the time and money saved on painting, repairs, and utilities can be put towards other more desirable home improvement projects – or you can just spend more time relaxing with family at home.

Taking the time to replace the outdated siding with premium vinyl siding on your home will ultimately result in a beautiful, durable, cost-effective siding solution that will last years to come.