Vinyl siding is the most common home siding material used in the United States—and it is for a reason. It is low maintenance, durable, versatile and relatively cheap. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau reports that a whopping 33% of all new homes built in 2012 used vinyl siding, and more homes followed this new exterior trend.
Vinyl siding made its debut in American homes in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Though it traces back a long history of trial and error, today’s vinyl siding is far different from when it first came out. Advances made in manufacturing technology in the last decade has witnessed amazing strides in vinyl siding production so much so there has been a marked resurgence of interest in the product all over the U.S. These changes allowed it to be one of the best solutions for home exterior problems faced by homeowners in the country.
More than its benefits to the inhabitants of the house, a house with well-kept vinyl siding may be appealing to potential home buyers due to these characteristics. According to real estate magazines, a vinyl exterior has the potential to increase home value, unless the house is surrounded by houses with different siding materials, such as in a historic neighborhood.
Here are a few good reasons why you should shift to vinyl siding ASAP: