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When choosing the right siding for your home, there are many options to consider. Some of the most popular choices include wood, fiber cement, steel, aluminum and vinyl. Each of these materials has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to do your research.
As far as these choices go, vinyl siding is an extremely forgiving one. Vinyl siding can hold up very well for decades and, since it’s a low-maintenance siding option, it doesn’t require much work on your part for it to hold up well in the years to come. But there’s more to it than that. Find out how long vinyl siding can last, why it lasts that long and what you can do to keep your siding looking brand new over time.
With proper care, vinyl siding can last up to 40 years. This assumes the vinyl siding will be receiving semi-regular maintenance and cleaning. Your vinyl siding’s warranty can also be useful here to see how long it’s expected to last. Window World’s vinyl siding comes with a limited lifetime warranty to provide clarity and peace of mind.
There are several main reasons why vinyl has a solid reputation as a siding built to last. Here’s why vinyl siding can last as long as it does.
Whether it’s rain, snow or hail, vinyl siding is engineered to stand up to the elements. Part of the reason vinyl holds up as long as it does is that it’s so well-suited to resist the elements. Neither heat nor freezing temperatures will crack or warp the siding, and, since the color of vinyl siding is solid through and through, it won’t fade from constant sun over time. You won’t even need to worry about the color chipping or flaking off from the sun! This alone is a significant reason vinyl siding lasts as long as it does.
In addition to being resistant to the elements, vinyl siding is strong against more unpredictable everyday hits and scrapes. That means that if an errant football hits the side of your home in a game of catch, you likely won’t need to be concerned about dents. This durability is even more notable with higher-grade vinyl siding, due to its increased insulation and width.
All Window World vinyl siding comes with 1.5-inch thick foam insulation, which serves as a durability measure and provides increased energy efficiency for your HVAC system!
Vinyl siding doesn’t rot or warp like wood siding does, which is one huge reason why homeowners turn to it as an alternative. Window World’s vinyl siding is created to have a like-wood texture but without the care or more frequent replacements needed due to moisture infiltration and warping. As a result, moisture infiltration and eventual insect infestations as a cause and result of rot aren’t a worry homeowners will need to keep in the back of their minds over time.
Vinyl siding is remarkably low-maintenance for how well it performs over time. That being said, cleaning the siding with a soft brush and mild cleaning solution using a gentle scrubbing motion can help increase its lifespan by removing everyday debris. After, rinse the siding with water to finish. This same cleaning technique can be used to clean rust stains vinyl siding could accrue over time. With cleaning and maintenance performed about twice a year, your siding should hold up well over the years to come!
As durable as vinyl siding is, over time it may begin to show signs of wear and tear. Here are some signs that your siding may need to be replaced:
Replacing your vinyl siding is an excellent way to boost your New Jersey home’s curb appeal and increase its value. Old, worn-out siding can make your home look dated and unattractive. With new, durable and low-maintenance siding, you can give your home a fresh, modern look to make it more appealing to potential homebuyers. New vinyl siding also improves your home’s energy efficiency, leading to lower energy bills and a higher resale value.
If you’re planning to stay in your home long-term, new quality vinyl siding will keep your home protected from the elements while maintaining a well-kept appearance over the years.
Window World of Jersey Coast is more than happy to help you learn more about replacement vinyl siding options for your home. It’s a great way to enhance your home’s curb appeal without having to worry about constant, costly maintenance that adds up over time. Contact us today for a free estimate and to find out how our siding choices can benefit your home!