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Vinyl Siding: What’s on the Outside Counts

Modern vinyl siding has come a long way from the practical but boring beige slabs that coated suburban homes, making them indistinguishable from one another. Today, vinyl siding offers the low price and functionality homeowners have come to expect, but with bold, individualized colors and styles.

Originally designed as an alternative to expensive aluminum siding, vinyl has become the most popular option in the United States. Unfortunately, it gained a bad reputation as the first generations of vinyl lacked the durability and diverse style that is now possible through technological and manufacturing advancements. Today, vinyl siding mimics the look of wood, without the cracking and re-painting, adding both beauty and value to a home.

Making A Practical Investment

Alside with foam underlaymentVinyl siding is one of the top renovations a homeowner can do when it comes to payback on an upgrade. According to Remodeling Magazine’s cost vs. value ratio, a midsized vinyl siding remodel could increase your home’s value by 75 percent of the project’s cost!

Homeowners who invest in vinyl siding also see payback over time with a nominal maintenance cost and increased energy efficiency. Low maintenance vinyl siding never needs to be painted. Usually, cleaning only requires soap and water. Additionally, vinyl siding options with foam underlayment add insulation that can help with climate control inside your home, keeping both you and your wallet more comfortable.

Protecting Your Greatest Asset

 SidingVinyl siding can withstand virtually any weather, one of the reasons it has become so popular across the United States.

Modern vinyl siding is made up of two layers, the outside capstock and the inside substrate. Both layers consist of polyvinyl chloride (or PVC) and resin that naturally resists water, mold, rot, and insects. This means that vinyl can resist extensive moisture without rotting or corroding over time. It is so durable that many manufacturers offer warranties on details like the finish and product performance.

Creating Curb Appeal

Curb AppealVinyl provides durability, insulation and overall value — but equally important, it instantly adds charm and style. Brands like CertainTeed and Alside offer modern specialty siding that gives homeowners a chance to project their own style on their home’s exterior.

Whether it’s Dutch lap or clapboard, shakes or board and batten, vinyl siding designs range from classic to contemporary. They can provide the style of handcrafted wood, without the maintenance headache. So, whether you are restoring an old home and want to keep the vintage aesthetic, or have a more streamlined modern design, you can find the vinyl siding that will seamlessly fit your home’s style.

Accentuating Unique Style

Unique StyleThe days of boring, monochrome beige are over. From bold reds to pale pastels, a wide array of colors is now available to match the personality of every homeowner. Modern vinyl never needs to be painted and can hold its color without fading or yellowing.

But color isn’t the only thing that can make your home unique. With options like gable vents and fluted corner posts, or period patterns such as scallops, a wide range of accents and nuances can highlight the subtle charms of every home. Masonry can also be incorporated into the siding, and trim can be fitted around windows, doors, or eaves. Siding allows homeowners to let their unique personal style show — especially around windows, doors and entrances.

Adding both aesthetic beauty and practical value, vinyl siding is your home’s defense against the elements and energy loss — all while increasing the resale value with beauty and character. Whether it’s a single panel, a few accent pieces, or the entire exterior, vinyl siding can instantly transform your house into a unique and memorable home.

When you are ready to find the best siding option for your exterior home remodeling project, schedule a free consultation with the siding experts at Brothers Services.

 

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