Low maintenance and long life-span of construction materials is the dream of every house owner. Even though most people are actually willing to pay high dollars in maintenance, what they ask in return is a house that will last for years to come. And we guess it’s not too much to ask for. Your homes’ cladding is something that protects your inner structure by protecting it from wear and tears caused by changing weather over the years. If you are very much choosy about siding for your home, you are like a thousand others. Many siding materials are available on the market, including aluminum, wood, cedar. But the majority of homeowners opt for vinyl due to its wonderful qualities. Vinyl siding is energy-saving, durable, and has a healthy life-span. So what do healthy means? For how long does a vinyl siding last? Let’s explore the features in detail.
How Long Does A Vinyl Siding Last?
The simplest of answers is ‘a very long time.’ The exact time-frame is different for every house and depends on the following:
- Weather conditions varying across regions
- The frequency of house repairs and maintenance
- Quality of siding used – low-mid-high
- Whether professionals or layman installed the siding
In general, with very less cleaning and maintenance, you can expect a high-quality vinyl cladding to last more than 50 years. And if you are looking for some serious numbers, keep your siding clean, and if needed, immediately call for professional repairs after a bad weather day, and your siding will stay with you for up to 80- 90 years. This is what makes vinyl siding so popular among home builders and owners.
What Makes Vinyl Siding Last So Long?
The numbers are high if you compare the average life-span of vinyl siding with other options such as brick, aluminum, wood, and cedar siding. But what is it that makes viny cladding so substantial and durable?
This is by far the most important factor that makes vinyl siding immortal among all others. Vinyl siding is resistant to harsh weather conditions and doesn’t take much hits even during a scary thunderstorm and hailstorm. This means that once properly installed, you don’t have to worry about maintaining it.
Vinyl Is Moisture Resistant
Moisture is a trouble-maker for all other siding alternatives. Continuous moisture exposure rots other siding materials, making your home look bad and energy draining. But vinyl is resistant to moisture damage that means no rotting, no mold, and no bugs.
The Elastic Properties
Because vinyl panels are flexible, they don’t break or crack when hit by a storm or baseball. Besides the flexibility, vinyl siding has a layer of foam that is pasted under the panel. The magic of this foamy layer is that it absorbs the impact making your wall cladding forever dent-free.
Now that you know the mystery behind long-lasting vinyl siding, we are sure you will choose it for your siding project. Call Advanced Roofing and Construction to handle your installation needs. You can request a free quote by calling 936.521.2446.