Vinyl siding is cost-effective and durable. It’s a shame that a lot of homeowners are missing out on what it has to offer. This is mostly due to exaggerated claims about vinyl siding’s disadvantages. The roofing experts at Empire Contractors LLC debunk the most common myths about vinyl below.
Vinyl Siding Ruins Your Curb Appeal
Some don’t like vinyl’s characteristically vibrant colors. However, its design options aren’t limited to bright colors. Manufacturers have been producing premium vinyl siding that mimics the appearance of classic siding materials, like wood clapboard and cedar shake shingles.
Wood siding is visually stunning. However, if you want to maintain its appeal, you’ll need to maintain it regularly. With premium vinyl siding, you get to enjoy the aesthetic appeal without any of the tedious upkeep.
Vinyl Siding Isn’t Durable
This may have been true a few decades ago. However, manufacturers have since made improvements to vinyl. Standard vinyl siding can now handle winds reaching 110 mph. And even if it ends up being torn by gale-force winds, vinyl siding is easier to install than other types of siding.
Vinyl Isn’t Eco-Friendly
The more durable a product is, the less impact it has on the environment. That’s because durable materials contribute less waste to landfills.
Even with minimal maintenance, vinyl siding can last for a long time. Plus, discarded vinyl siding is usually melted to manufacturer pipes, fencing, garden hoses and vinyl window products.
Vinyl Is Expensive
Vinyl is more cost-effective than traditional siding materials but has just as many advantages, if not more. Just keep in mind that you might not get to enjoy all of these benefits if your siding isn’t installed properly.
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