Vinyl siding is a popular choice across North America. In Canada, a large majority of homes listed for sale have vinyl siding. It is safe to say that homeowners and builders both have a preference for vinyl as a siding material. What makes vinyl such a great option? Why is it more popular than brick, wood, stone, or stucco? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of vinyl siding:
- One of the most attractive benefits of vinyl siding is its low cost and easy installation. It is hard to pass up an opportunity to spend less money on siding that will last just as long and require less maintenance than other siding types.
- It is better for the environment. Vinyl is produced sustainably and has a much lower environmental footprint than other exterior types.
- Vinyl is long lasting and has become extremely durable. Advancements in science have allowed the chemical process of creating vinyl to improve. Vinyl siding doesn’t fade with exposure to sunlight, it has been designed to resist high winds, and it will never warp or buckle. In fact, as the design and performance of vinyl has improved, its life expectancy has increased to the point where it is now safe to say that you can expect your new vinyl siding to last for a lifetime.
- There is very little maintenance involved with vinyl siding. Unlike other exterior finishes, no painting is required, so once it is installed, it is good to go. All you need to do is clean it as needed. That’s as low maintenance as you can get!