Prior to the 1970’s, vinyl siding was prone to cracking and warping but once it was re-engineered, vinyl siding became weatherproof. In fact, vinyl siding is insect-proof and fade-resistant; basically, it’s indestructible.
Although there are plenty of types of home siding on the market, vinyl siding offers the cheapest installed cost. The durability and low price of vinyl siding has made it the most popular exterior cladding choice in the U.S. When tested, vinyl siding can even withstand winds of 110 mph or higher. With the fluctuating weather in New York, it’s a relief to discover that vinyl siding can withstand the muggiest summers and sub-zero winters.
In the instance of a lawnmower or snow blower accidentally striking the home, vinyl siding can crack or break. However, damage cannot be patched so a section will need to be replaced.
Vinyl siding has taken a major boost in popularity due to its wide selection of available size and texture. Vinyl siding comes in multiple designs, some of which resemble wood grain. There is also an assortment of grades of vinyl, each offering their own price point. Cheaper vinyl may cost less, but premium vinyl has better quality and costs relatively the same as other non-vinyl siding choices.
Choosing vinyl siding for your New York home comes down to your preferences and valuation of what exactly vinyl can offer in terms of maintainability, appearance, cost and durability.
Feel free to contact Bennett Contracting at 518.462.6731 for more information regarding vinyl siding.