3 Things You Should Know About Vinyl Siding

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If you are getting ready to replace the siding on your home, and you are thinking about putting vinyl siding on our home, you want to make sure that you understand as much as possible about the material you will be putting on your home.

1. Vinyl Siding Is Made of Polyvinyl Chloride

Vinyl siding is made out of polyvinyl chloride, which is more commonly known as PVC. Modern vinyl siding has two different layers. The top layer of the vinyl siding is called the cap stock, and it is designed to reflect ultraviolet rays away from your home. The second layer is called the substrate layer, and its purchase is to reinforce the siding. The substrate layer is made with limestone instead of vinyl, and provides strength to the outer vinyl layer.

2. Vinyl Siding Last a Long Time

One of the big advantages of vinyl siding is that it lasts a long time. Vinyl siding does not corrode like aluminum siding does. It does not rot, expand, and swell like wood siding can. It is a really strong and sturdy material that is generally resistant to breaking down and to damage.

The exact warranty for vinyl siding varies from one manufacturer to the next. However, vinyl siding generally lasts a couple of decades at least, and some vinyl siding even comes with lifetime warranties.

You can now purchase vinyl siding in a wide range of colors. When it first came out, you could only get vinyl siding in neutral colors, like beige, but you can now purchase much more colorful vinyl siding, in colors such as blue, green and even more vibrant colors like purple. You may pay more for certain colors, but it is worth it as the color is long-lasting.

3. Vinyl Siding Requires Very Little Maintenance

Another advantage of vinyl siding is that it doesn't require that much maintenance. The vinyl siding is already a particular color, so you don't have to worry about painting it. The color of vinyl siding is designed to be long-lasting and saves you from having to paint every few years.

All you really need to do with vinyl siding is to clean it off. Once or twice a year, wash your vinyl siding down, top to bottom, with a garden hose or a pressure washer set to a low-pressure setting. This will remove any dirt and dust that have accumulated on your vinyl siding and ensure that your vinyl siding continues to look great.

Vinyl siding is strong, sturdy, requires very little maintenance and lasts for a long time. It is a great siding choice for your home. Contact a local home siding contractor for more information and assistance. 

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