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Vinyl Siding – The Benefits

Learn more about the benefits of vinyl siding by consulting with the expert installers at Heart House Creations.
Tuesday, 01 May 2012

vinyl_sidingIt’s that time of year again – time to go outside and look up at your house and determine if you can really afford to wait another year for new vinyl siding.  Most local siding contractors say this is their busiest time of the year because the weather is nicer and homeowners want to invest their tax refund in beautifying their home.  But is vinyl siding really the right choice for your home?

The benefits of vinyl siding go far beyond its good looks and affordability.  Vinyl siding also protects and insulates your home, helping it withstand punishing storms and other harsh weather.  It is built to last for many years to come while resisting scratches, cracks, rusting, and sagging.  Because it is entirely weather resistant, vinyl siding is perfect for homes in hot or cold areas of the country, whether it’s cold air or warm air coming into the home.

People who are looking to reduce energy bills might want to know that vinyl siding is also considered eco-friendly. Being a natural insulator vinyl siding helps keep your home at a comfortable indoor temperature.  This ultimately keeps energy bills lower and helps with the resale value of your home.  These benefits and many others explain why more than 30 percent of all homeowners choose vinyl siding for their home, but it never hurts to do a fair comparison between vinyl and other materials.

Vinyl siding was first introduced in the 1950s as an alternative to aluminum, but its reputation faded early because the earliest version of it cracked, faded and buckled.  It wasn’t until the 1970s that the formula for vinyl siding was perfected and homeowners started choosing it over aluminum and wood.  Since then, another durable siding product was introduced – fiber cement siding.  While not identical, both vinyl and fiber cement are now considered the bestselling exterior building products.

Interestingly, despite its widespread use throughout the building community there are few subjects in the residential construction industry that draw battle lines as clearly as vinyl siding.  Detractors believe that the outside of a home should never be covered by anything but wood shingles, brick or stone while proponents praise the easy maintenance and affordability of vinyl.

Learn more about the benefits of vinyl siding by consulting with the expert installers at Heart House Creations.  Since 1987, Heart House has established an excellent reputation for quality siding, windows and doors in the Colorado Springs area.

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