If you want the exterior of your home to be weather-proof, you should consider vinyl siding. Your choice of material is essential because it determines how long the siding will last. Most homeowners are usually torn between spending a lot of money on siding that needs little maintenance or buying relatively cheap protection that will require regular repair and maintenance. Here is what you should know about vinyl siding.
How Long Will Your Home Siding Last?
Vinyl siding is low maintenance and usually lasts between 20 to 40 years because it is resistant to high winds and extreme temperatures. The siding looks like real wood, is resistant to moisture, affordable, does not rot, and it doesn’t dent. Vinyl siding is popular in the U.S. and Canada due to its low purchase cost, maintenance cost, and long life. The siding might start losing its appeal after three decades. When this happens, it might begin to fade, crack, or leak when exposed to harsh weather conditions.
Factors that Affect House Siding
Here are some of the factors that contribute to the duration that your vinyl siding will last.
Grade and Thickness
As you selecting your siding, you should consider the width of the panels and planks. The thickness is known as the grade, and it is the primary determinant of how long your siding will last. The width of vinyl siding ranges between 35mm to 55 mm. The thicker vinyl grades are often durable, fade-resistant, and come with more extended warranties. Additionally, the thicker ones are visually appealing. The grade of the siding often affects its cost during the initial purchase and subsequent maintenance. Low-grade vinyl often cracks and may last for only ten years. It might also require a paint job sooner than high-grade vinyl.
Vinyl siding protects your home from weather elements. Maintaining your siding is simple and doesn’t require any special tools. Maintaining it regularly will ensure that it lasts as long as possible. You can simply spray down your siding once a year to keep it looking good. Also, take some time to inspect the siding yearly to establish whether it has any visible cracks or other damage.
Flexibility is one of the main benefits of having siding. Vinyl can expand or contract depending on temperature changes and can take many blows without denting.
Vinyl siding is durable, affordable, and low-maintenance. The key to ensuring that yours lasts longer is to select a quality vinyl siding installation company, high-grade vinyl, and to undertake regular inspection and maintenance.
Choose Ainger Group For Your Siding Needs
When it’s time for you to redo the exterior on your home, please contact Ainger Group. Our Collingwood vinyl siding installers will transform the way your home looks and feels!