The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding in a Home Construction Project

Vinyl Siding is a popular option for many homeowners. Pros of choosing this material include: the fact that it can be applied quickly and easily, it’s affordable, and it has a long lifespan. On the other hand, cons include: vinyl siding does not offer as much protection from extreme weather conditions such as hail storms or hurricanes; it may produce toxic emissions when burned; and vinyl siding will not last as long if exposed to sun damage. 

It is important to know all of these pros and cons before deciding on what type of exterior finish you want for your home construction project. If you have any questions about these topics or would like more information please contact us at JC Smith LLC! We are always available to answer any questions you may have.

Pros

1. Can be applied quickly and easily

Installing vinyl siding is as easy as putting on a shirt! It does not require professional installation, although it is recommended. Vinyl siding rarely needs to be touched up or stained, and it can’t warp due to moisture.

2. Affordable

The benefits of vinyl siding include the affordable installation and low maintenance needed to ensure professional-looking results. Often you can find it for less than $10/sqft. You can customize your colors and textures to match just about any look, at a cost far less than routine painting.

3. Long lifespan

Vinyl Siding comes equipped with everything you need to make your home as durable as possible. Whether it’s the heat of summer or the frigid winters, nothing can breach vinyl siding. It lasts much longer than other materials and requires less maintenance to keep it looking pristine year round. Vinyl is a much safer alternative to wood considering that there’s no risk for termites or pests breeding within the material itself.

Cons

1. Not as durable as other materials

Vinyl siding is a popular choice for many homeowners and builders and with good reason: it’s durable, low maintenance and looks fantastic. However, with durability comes some drawbacks – one of which being its lack of an aging process. As a result, Vinyl Siding eventually becomes brittle from the sun exposure and often develops cracks or peels on account of moisture damage. One option available is to go with a manufactured wood siding, while this is much more expensive than Vinyl siding its durability is unmatched.

2. Simple installation but not foolproof

To protect your investment, it is important to have a contractor install the vinyl siding correctly. An improperly installed job will lead you down an expensive and time-consuming path that could turn out just as bad if not worse than before: construction warranties often last only one year; product warranties may be voided by shoddy installation practices such as too much tension on nails which leads us into bulging/warping problems with our homes’ exterior structure over years of exposure (and eventually failure).

 

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