Vinyl remains a popular material option for many homeowners looking to replace their old siding because of its affordability and versatility. However, myths about the siding material continue to persist, causing people to miss out on its many unique benefits. As one of the leading home siding contractors in the local area, we thought we’d tell the truth behind the numerous misconceptions about vinyl siding.
MYTH: Vinyl Siding Lacks Durability
Ever since vinyl was first introduced as a siding material in the late 1950s, decades of manufacturing innovations allowed it to become more resistant to the elements compared to other materials. Most of the vinyl siding products in the market today are rated to withstand up to 110 mph winds. Some even have high fire resistance ratings, which means it can slow down the spread of fires because of its resistance to combustion.
MYTH: Vinyl Is Bad for the Environment
When you consider the whole manufacturing process, vinyl is among the greenest exterior siding options available. It is easy to maintain; soapy water is enough to clean the siding surface. You don’t have to paint it every few years to make it look new, thus reducing the use of contaminants. It is also recyclable; post-consumer vinyl siding can be melted down and turned into new products. This minimizes the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
MYTH: Vinyl Siding Looks Cheap
It may be made of plastic, but vinyl siding doesn’t look cheap. Decades of product development has improved the way this product looks. More realistic and authentic than ever before, you can find close to 350 colors of vinyl siding that are certified for color retention. In addition to being fade-resistant, the product’s texture and attention to detail sets itself apart from other comparable siding products like wood clapboard and cedar shakes.
Turn to Woodbridge Home Exteriors for your siding repair and replacement needs. We are proud to offer insulated vinyl siding made of a strong, impact-resistant resin with stabilizers to prevent shrinking, swelling, warping, and rotting. Its wood grain textured surface has a protective polymer coating to keep it from fading. It is also thoroughly insulated to protect against heat transfer, resulting in a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.
Call us at (316) 226-8011 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Hutchinson and Salina, KS.