When people look at your home they notice its appearance. If it looks old and shabby, it might be time for some renovations. Perhaps it’s time for some new vinyl siding to make your home look more attractive, up-to-date, cleaner and “refreshed.”
Vinyl Siding Improves Curb Appeal
New vinyl siding can help improve a home’s “curb appeal,” while also providing protection from the elements and improving the home’s overall energy efficiency. Modern Exteriors Plus of El Paso often installs vinyl siding on homes all around the region. It’s a popular, affordable way to make a home look and function better than it currently does.
Vinyl siding is a relatively new phenomenon, coming into its own during the late 1950s and early 1960s. As America’s suburbs grew, with more and more new homes springing up on cul-de-sacs, vinyl became the siding of choice for a whole new generation of first time homeowners who wanted something new, clean and attractive. While brick homes were the norm before World War II, vinyl really made a splash in the second half of the Twentieth Century. Today, about one in three new builds features vinyl.
Why is vinyl siding popular? Overall, it’s cost effective and people are always looking for decent bargains. For instance, vinyl siding could run as low as $2,500 for a 1,250 square foot home, whereas wood siding for the same coverage would start at about $6,500. Meanwhile, vinyl is versatile these days, coming in a seemingly endless supply of colors and textures. Indeed, people can buy vinyl that mimics the look and feel of actual wood. Vinyl also works well for both vertical and horizontal applications on homes.
If and when your house experiences the potential ravages of harsh storms, where wind and hail prevail, know that vinyl is tough. It can take a beating and still look great. Able to withstand the elements well, vinyl is also known for resisting excessive moisture as well as not rotting over time like other siding often does.
Vinyl Siding is Nearly Maintenance Free
Thankfully, vinyl is pretty much maintenance free. For example, since it doesn’t rot like wood would, you don’t have to worry about termites. Also, you don’t have to paint vinyl like you do other sidings. Most people choose to power wash their vinyl siding every few years to keep it clean.
Finally, vinyl that’s insulated does a good job at preventing heat loss from your home. Therefore, it can help cut home heating (and cooling) costs. Insulated vinyl siding may be eligible for energy tax credits.