Vinyl siding has become the most popular choice in siding. More than 1/3 of the exterior cladding installed on new and existing homes is vinyl.
If new vinyl siding is in your future, keep these key considerations in mind when looking at the vinyl option:
- Vinyl siding isn’t for everyone you have to like the way it looks on your house.
- Not all vinyl is created equal you’ll need to learn how to pick a quality product.
- You need to hire a competent contractor. Proper installation is at least as important as product quality.
What are some of the things you should look for in vinyl siding? Typically they have a low gloss finish that more closely resembles paint it would. Most manufacturers also offer realistic-looking grain patterns and have improved the look of trim pieces. Fading and yellowing art major concerns with better final siding products.
How much does it cost? Expect to pay 160 to 250 per square (100 ft.²) for a quality final product installed over rigid insulation.
If others have vinyl siding in your neighborhood, it’s far less likely to diminish the value of your home. Be sure leaks, moisture condensation problems and any structural defects have been addressed before the siding goes on.
Many decisions and choices need to be made if you’re thinking of vinyl siding on your home.