Maintenance-Free Siding: Is There Such Thing?


SidingWe know how sidings help improve the way your house looks and how they improve insulation.  But cost is always the first concern for most homeowners.  If it’s not the cost of installing replacement siding, then it’s the cost of maintaining it.

The good news is that there’s now vinyl siding, which is becoming more preferred than traditional fiber cement siding.  This is because vinyl siding comes with an amazingly long list of benefits.

For one, it contributes to the aesthetic value of your.  Thanks to recent advances in technology, home product manufacturers have come up vinyl siding whose textures mimic the look of authentic cedar wood.  Aside from this benefit, vinyl siding is undeniably durable and offers greater thermal efficiency.

However, at the top of the list of benefits is that vinyl siding is practically maintenance free.  How come?

Unlike fiber cement and wood sidings, vinyl does not require painting and caulking to keep its appearance and to keep it functional.  We know how homeowners always dread having to deal with loose planks, splintered and rotting wood, peeling paint, and other siding repair needs, especially after winter.  With vinyl siding, you no longer need to.

This is because this kind of siding will not crack, rot, flake or split, even after being exposed to rough weather conditions for a long time.  To maintain your vinyl siding’s fresh appearance, all you really need to do is to wash it about once a year.

What’s more, installing vinyl replacement siding  doesn’t have to bore holes on your pocket.  In terms of materials, the vinyl siding’s price has remained stable.  Labor-wise, this type of siding eliminates the need for priming, back priming and painting.  Vinyl building products, as a result, means lower installation costs for local builders and remodelers.

In other words, vinyl siding actually has the lowest total cost for installation and for long-term maintenance.

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