Vinyl Siding Myths.

Siding-WindowsHow much do you really know about vinyl siding? Many homeowners are sure they know the ins and outs of vinyl siding, only to be surprised by the facts. Let’s take a look at some of the 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 installed, you’ll discover that the color lasts for decades. This is true even of the darker colors, such as brown, green, and blue. Vinyl siding technology has improved tremendously over the years, resulting in complete color that can stand up to the sun. Compare this to painted wooden clapboard, which needs touching up on a regular basis 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 kind of exterior cladding. Wooden clapboard siding needs to be painted, but vinyl siding never does. The color stays strong and vibrant for years. The fact 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 a range of colors and finishes, to complement your home’s design and look.


Our family has been working with families like yours for 55 years. And it is important  everyone works together to create the best possible remodeling experience. We never want to see someone regret the choice they made because they didn’t have all of their options. Do you have any more questions about vinyl siding? Not sure if vinyl siding is the right choice for your  home? Make your decisions based on the facts – not myths and misinformation! We’d be happy to answer all of your questions. (781-826-2577) and watch our videos:

Almar Building & Remodeling Co (Hanover Ma). As a third generation family owned and operated company for over 50 years Almar Building has all the benefits of a small company with the options of a larger company. From Additions, Kitchens, Bathroom, Basement Renovations, Siding, Windows, to Doors Almar services the entire South Shore of Massachusetts including: Hanover, Hingham, Pembroke, Norwell, Scituate, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanson, Abington, Rockland, Holbrook, Braintree, Weymouth, Milton, and many more towns. “Vinyl Siding Myths”

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.