Why Vinyl is so Valuable as a Siding Material

At Knockout Roofing, we’re here to provide quality, lasting roofing repairs to any structure that requires it. But we’re also proud to assist with several related areas when it comes to emergency repairs, whether we’re talking shingles, other roofing materials, or even siding concerns.

Siding, or the primary exterior material on the outside of your building’s walls, is very important for both your curb appeal and your structural integrity. And if you’re considering replacing your siding, whether to upgrade your building’s appearance or to alter some area of moisture protection, one of the top products to look at is vinyl. Let’s have a look at what makes vinyl so valuable for siding, plus why we see fewer repair needs for vinyl siding than other materials.

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Cost Considerations

Many people don’t realize how much cheaper vinyl is than many of its alternatives. You will generally pay at least twice as much for wood siding than you will for the same square footage of vinyl, for instance, and often far more than this. And when you compare their actual qualities, as we will below, you’ll see that those other materials are not worth anywhere near that much more – if they’re even worth more at all.

Versatility and Durability of Vinyl

Vinyl isn’t a one-size-fits-all product by any means – it’s highly versatile, available in several different styles, colors and textures. There’s virtually no building design you can’t match with vinyl siding.

In addition, vinyl is extremely durable and long-lasting. It’s known to be around three times as durable as similar wood siding products, holding up well to temperature extremes on both the hot and cold ends of the spectrum.

Limited Maintenance Needs

Not only is vinyl durable and resilient, it also requires virtually no additional maintenance from you. You will never have to paint or re-paint vinyl siding products for any reason, and even cleaning is incredibly simple: All you do is get some water and a very gentle cleanser and soak the siding down, and you only need to do this a few times per year.

Flame Retardant

If you use wood siding, your home’s exterior may be susceptible to flames in the rare instances that they’re present. There could even be risks of having fires outdoors if you live in a high-wind area. Vinyl products come with none of these risks, though, as they’re naturally resistant to flames.

Fewer Insect Concerns

On top of this, virtually everyone has heard of at least one insect – the termite – that invades wood as part of its life cycle, and there are others that feed on wood as well (carpenter ants are another example). Vinyl, however, is not a feeding ground for any major pests or insects.

For more on why vinyl is a great choice for your home’s siding, or to learn about any of our roofing services, speak to the pros at Knockout Roofing today.