your home’s exterior need an update? If so, expertly installed vinyl siding is a durable, low maintenance choice that can enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Here are some of the reasons why vinyl siding is a smart investment:
Protection Against the Elements
Vinyl is the ideal siding choice for our Charleston climate with its heat, high humidity and coastal storms – the material stops air infiltration, yet lets moisture escape, which helps prevent mold growth and structural deterioration. Vinyl is also wind resistant to 110—130 mph and is impact resistant too, so there’s less risk of damage during a storm.
Options for Energy Savings
If you have an older home that lacks ample insulation in the exterior walls, you can opt for vinyl siding with a built-in layer of insulation. This extra insulated backing increases the R-value on the exterior to minimize heat loss and make your home more energy efficient.
Compared to other types of exterior siding like fiber cement, wood, composite or metal, vinyl siding is the most affordable cladding option on the market today. Vinyl is also quick & easy to have installed by an experienced professional. These two factors translate into savings on both the material and the related installation costs.
Vinyl siding comes in a wide range of profiles, textures, and colors to perfectly mesh with your home’s architecture and aesthetic. The array of looks include traditional clapboard, vertical board and batten, “cedar” shakes and Victorian scallops, and today’s products have deeper grains and authentic textures. The color possibilities range from neutrals and pastels to deep, rich shades. There are even technologically-advanced products specifically designed to withstand UV radiation and protect bolder, deeper colors.
Less Maintenance and Enhanced Safety
Vinyl siding never needs scraping, repainting or caulking, and it’s impervious to insect damage and rot. Keeping vinyl looking great only requires a periodic wash with mild soap and a rinse with the garden hose. Vinyl siding is also fire resistant: PVC (polyvinyl chloride)’s chlorine base makes the material naturally flame retardant.
Added Curb Appeal and Value
Installing attractive vinyl cladding can boost your home’s curb appeal and add to its value. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2018 Cost Vs.Value report, homeowners in our area can recoup 110 + percent of a mid-range investment.
For expert help choosing the best vinyl siding for your home, contact Tri County Roofing today.