Busting Vinyl Siding Myths.

How much do you know about vinyl siding? Let’s bust some common myths and misconceptions and get to the truth!

Myth #1: Vinyl siding fades in the sun.

The truth revealed: If you have vinyl siding, you know the color lasts decades. This is true even of the darker colors, such as brown, green, and blue. Vinyl siding technology has improved tremendously, creating a complete color that can withstand the sun. Compare this to a painted wooden clapboard, which needs touching up regularly to counter the effects of the sun.

Myth #2: Vinyl siding needs lots of upkeep.

The truth revealed: Vinyl siding requires less maintenance and upkeep than any other exterior cladding. Wooden clapboard siding needs to be painted, but vinyl siding never does. The color stays strong and vibrant for years. The fact that the color goes all the way through the vinyl means minor scratches and scuffs just don’t show. A quick hit with the pressure washer will keep your home looking fresh and tidy. It’s easy maintenance—great for the older homeowner.

Myth #3: Vinyl siding hurts the resale value of your home.

The truth revealed: Having vinyl siding installed on your home will not hurt the resale value of your home. Today’s buyers have been educated about the many benefits of vinyl siding. They appreciate the lasting color, high quality, and low maintenance routine of vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is available in various colors and finishes to complement your home’s design and look.

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.