It’s time to take another look at vinyl siding. The peeling, warping, cracking siding of the last century is just that—a thing of the past.
Today’s vinyl siding is a high-tech product that is durable, affordable, and comes in a variety of styles and colors to suit any design. It is the most common siding used in new home construction in the United States, and for good reason.
Still not sure? It can be hard to get over preconceived notions about the quality of vinyl siding. But modern manufacturers offer a truly viable alternative to other kinds of siding. Here are some factors to consider.
Vinyl siding, even high-end options, is a very affordable choice. A 1,250 square foot project can cost you $2,500-$8,750 in vinyl siding, compared to $6,500-$10,000 for wood siding. Masonry cladding like stone and brick costs even more.
And installation costs are generally less as well because you don’t need a specialty contractor like you would for brick. A handy homeowner can save even more money by installing their vinyl siding themselves.
Modern high-quality siding brings a variety of design options for your project. Different colors, finishes, thicknesses and textures will give your home a distinctive look.
Products like Horizon vinyl siding by Rollex comes in a cedar woodgrain finish, two thicknesses, two profiles and fourteen different colors. So you can choose the siding that works best with your home, or mix and match to change the overall look and feel. Choose thinner siding for a clean streamlined aesthetic or a thicker profile that will cast deeper shadows for a more modern appearance.
Vinyl siding is more durable and lasts far longer with much less maintenance than wood siding. Vinyl siding doesn’t absorb moisture, so it won’t rot or corrode and it’s pest-resistant.
Choose a modern vinyl siding option that is made to be scratch and dent resistant (additional profile thickness will help with this too).
And a good quality option should come with a solid warranty. Look for a vinyl siding with a lifetime warranty, with many honored to 40 years or more.
High-quality vinyl siding should be manufactured to last, not only in terms of not rotting or warping but also in terms of looking good year after year. A reputable manufacturer should deliver a fade-resistant product that never needs painting, and shouldn’t need more than the occasional cleaning to keep it looking fresh. This minimal maintenance also helps keep your costs down. Plus, the color coating should be applied during the creation of the vinyl, instead of just coated, so that it is more scratch resistant.
Better Curb Appeal
For all the reasons discussed above, today’s vinyl siding makes your home an eye catcher. With its different profiles, colors and designs, builders can get creative and give your home a distinctive look. And its longevity means your home will continue to stand out in the neighborhood for years ago come with little effort on your part, rather than fading into the background.
Installing vinyl siding is estimated to give you a nearly 77% return on investment. This is greater than almost all of the home improvements that typically come to mind when we talk about return on investment, like kitchen and bathroom renovations. And vinyl siding installation will typically cost you less than both those larger scale projects too.
Vinyl siding is fully recyclable. When choosing new siding, ask what proportion of the product is made from recycled material, and make sure it will be recyclable at the end of its lifespan.
Vinyl siding also has the potential to make your home more energy efficient. Insulated vinyl siding creates an extra layer of protection, to help maintain your home’s indoor temperature and manage your energy costs. Ask if there are any tax incentives in your area for homeowners who install insulated vinyl siding for additional benefits.
Ready to Start?
Rollex is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest product offering: Horizon vinyl siding. If you’re ready to find out more about installing vinyl siding for your home, visit our website.