If you’re planning to get a new siding this season, you should consider investing in a vinyl. This particular siding material used to have a bad rep, but technological advancements in the industry have turned it into something stronger and better. Still, there are still some common myths and misconceptions surrounding vinyl siding. Homecraft® Inc., the premier siding contractor in the area, debunks four of them here.
1. Vinyl siding looks cheap. Nothing is further from the truth–thanks to texture and attention to detail, vinyl siding can now emulate the rich look and feel of authentic wood clapboard, cedar shake shingles, and other traditional siding materials. What’s more, it is available in a wide range of colors and finishes, allowing for many design possibilities. This extensive customization makes vinyl siding easier to match with your home’s architectural style and roofing.
2. Vinyl siding is weaker compared to its counterparts. That may have been true a while ago, but today’s leading manufacturers have developed treatments that make vinyl siding more durable and weather-resistant. Now it can handle heavy rainfall, blistering heat, and even high wind speeds of up to 110mph. When properly installed and maintained by a trusted siding expert like Homecraft® Inc., your vinyl siding can deliver decades of superior and long-lasting weather performance.
3. Vinyl siding is difficult to maintain.Unlike other siding materials, vinyl doesn’t require scraping, painting or staining because its color is part of the material itself. This allows for a home exterior that will remain beautiful and vibrant for longer. Not only that, it is impervious to scratches and other minor cosmetic damage. To keep your vinyl siding looking great, all it needs is the occasional cleaning.
4. Vinyl siding contributes to energy loss. Nope–vinyl siding can actually reduce your energy consumption thanks to its superior insulating properties. Homecraft® Inc. offers high-quality Mastic Structure® Home Insulation System™ Siding that combines advanced vinyl siding technologies with high-performance insulating foam. This keeps your home thermally comfortable no matter the season, while allowing for greater energy savings.
Look no further than Homecraft® Inc. for the highest quality vinyl siding options available today. We proudly serve the areas in and around Hockessin and Wilmington, DE. Call us today at (302) 798-0302 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.