Choosing a cladding for your home’s exterior is not something to take lightly. Apart from being durable, you also want it to be aesthetically pleasing. So, what type of cladding would be right for your home? In this blog, we will look at just one type of siding, vinyl. Let’s see how it measures up.
Vinyl siding has many benefits. It is very durable, does not rust, does not easily dent, and is not prone to fading. Of course, to fully experience these advantages, vinyl siding should be installed by a professional or someone who knows what they are doing.
What of the disadvantages of vinyl siding? This type of siding will not give your home an extra layer of insulation, so if you want to increase energy efficiency in this way, vinyl siding may not be the right choice. Fire is another thing to consider with vinyl siding. Any extremes of heat from a fire inside the home or from a neighboring house could damage the siding, causing it to release harmful toxins.
A final point to consider is the area you live. Much like other kinds of exterior cladding, vinyl siding can be affected by extremes of temperature in the weather. If temperatures are especially high, the siding could start to warp and become distorted. On the other hand, extremely low temperatures could cause vinyl siding to become brittle and crack.
Whenever you are deciding on a material to use in your home, it is good to consider the pros and cons of using it, so that you can make an informed choice.