There are a lot of misconceptions that come with vinyl siding. You may have heard from your neighbors that vinyl siding doesn’t last as long as wood, or that it cracks and fades easier than wood. At Mr. Roof, we’ve heard all of the misconceptions ? mostly because we invented vinyl siding over 60 years ago!
Ongoing changes in the manufacturing process, including improvements in chemistry and installation techniques, have made vinyl siding an incredibly durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for many homeowners. That might be part of the reason why vinyl siding has been installed on over 30 percent of homes across the United States!
Because of the lower cost to manufacture and install vinyl siding over other types of siding (including wood), it can be a very economic solution for the homeowner. And because vinyl is a synthetic material, you’ll never have to worry about rotting or repainting your home as long as you live in it. Additionally, depending on the siding and other options you choose, vinyl siding can also help to increase your home’s energy efficiency!
While there are a lot of positives about using vinyl siding, there are also a couple of downsides you’ll want to know about before you get it installed. For instance, while vinyl is very durable, it can crack if struck by objects such as golf balls and hail. And while vinyl does have a lot of great properties, it’s not easy to repair on your own if something goes wrong. (Note: Mr. Roof siding installations always come with our Signature Lifetime Warranty ? if something goes wrong, we’ll fix it!)
So is vinyl siding the right solution for your home? We think that it’s one of the better options available for your home ? but it’s not the definitive solution. When you have your home inspected, make sure to ask your estimator about their opinion of the advantages and disadvantages to vinyl siding ? especially when it comes to your area. Mr. Roof specializes in many different types of siding ? including fiber cement, solid core, and composite siding.