4 Things To Understand About Vinyl Siding

If your home needs to have new siding installed on it, one of the most popular siding options is vinyl siding. Vinyl siding requires little maintenance and is durable and cost-effective at the same time.

#1 Vinyl Siding Is Made Out of Two Layers

Vinyl siding is a popular siding choice. Vinyl siding is made out of two different layers of material. The outermost layers are known as the capstock, and the internal layer is known as the substrate.

The capstock is made out of a combination of resin and polyvinyl chloride. The capstock also contains titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide helps protect the outside layer from fading due to sun exposure from ultraviolet rays.

The substrate generally contains limestone. This helps reduce the cost of the vinyl while strengthening the internal layer of the siding.

#2 Vinyl Siding Requires Little Maintenance

Once your vinyl siding is installed on your home, you don't have to do a lot to take care of your siding. Vinyl siding tends to stay intact and in place without much assistance once it is hung up.

Your biggest job is washing your vinyl siding at least once a year to get rid of all the dirt that can accumulate on the outside of your house over time. You can scrub the side of your house with a soft extendable scrub brush that you would use to wash your car with and your garden hose.

Vinyl siding generally does not need to be repainted unless you want to change the style of your home. The titanium dioxide in the vinyl siding helps ensure that your siding looks great for years to come.

#3 Vinyl Siding Is Weather Resistant

Vinyl siding is really strong and durable, which means that it is able to withstand all types of different weather situations. Vinyl siding is able to resist both really hot and cold temperatures without warping or becoming damaged. Vinyl damage can also withstand really strong winds without being damaged or pulled off your home.

The thicker your vinyl siding is, the stronger and more weather-resistant it will be. Vinyl siding usually comes with long warranties.

#4 Vinyl Siding Is Cost Effective

Finally, another great reason to consider vinyl siding is because it is highly cost effective. It is generally the most affordable siding option on the market today because the installation cost is low, vinyl siding lasts for decades and new siding can help increase the value of your home as well.

Contact a company like Kemp's Windows Inc to learn more about siding installation.