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5 Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Picture of a colonial-style home with new gray cooling energy efficient vinyl siding and an American flag. The home is highlighted by a beautiful setting sunlight quality.

In previous decades, vinyl siding had a bad reputation compared to traditional materials like wood or metal. But modern vinyl siding has been designed to withstand severe weather and the test of time while keeping your home beautiful. It has quickly become one of the most popular siding materials on the market, and for good reasons.

At American Custom Contractors, we install vinyl siding on plenty of beautiful homes across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Here are five benefits of vinyl siding to consider for your home.

1. Durability

Unlike wood or metal siding, the plastics in vinyl will not rot, rust, or corrode. It is moisture resistant and can withstand the impact of heavy rain or hail. According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, it can also withstand winds up to 110 mph.

Vinyl is designed to last for decades. It is often possible to secure a lifetime warranty for your vinyl siding that is transferable to successive homeowners if you sell your house later.

2. Versatility

Vinyl is available in numerous colors, textures, and styles. You can choose from traditional panels, cedar shakes, scallops, and more. You can also mix and match colors and textures to help design elements stand out. When you choose vinyl for its practicality, you don’t have to sacrifice any charm or style.

3. Lower Price

Vinyl is one of the least expensive siding materials available. According to this Siding Cost Guide, vinyl siding costs $5,200 – $8,100 on average. Wood siding, which is higher maintenance and less durable, costs $10,000 – $18,000 depending on the quality of the wood.

4. Lower Maintenance

For many homeowners, vinyl’s big appeal is the drastic reduction in maintenance it requires compared to other materials. Vinyl siding is resistant to weather damage, rot, and pests like termites. To maintain the same quality and color, vinyl simply needs to be washed once annually and painted every ten years or so. Both wood and metal siding often need frequent paint or seal jobs to stay fresh.

5. Energy Efficiency

The right type of vinyl siding can lower your heating and cooling costs by better insulating your home. If you choose insulated vinyl siding, it can help prevent heat loss between wall studs (thermal bridging). By protecting both the spaces between studs and the studs themselves from coming into contact with temperatures outside, insulated vinyl siding keeps your home warmer during winter and cooler during summer.

Are you convinced by these benefits of vinyl siding?

If you have been on the fence about which type of siding to use for your home exterior, consider America’s #1 material: vinyl. Investing in a siding style you love that will last for many years, add value to your home, and won’t require regular maintenance can be a game changer. If you want vinyl siding installed on your home by seasoned professionals, give us a call at American Custom Contractors!

Are you interested in upgrading the exterior of your Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C. home with vinyl siding? American Custom Contractors can help. Give us a call at 301- 417-1000.

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