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About Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is known for its ability to imitate natural wood or shake without the heavy maintenance. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and styles to match any home's exterior and your budget.
Vinyl siding is a popular choice for homeowners seeking the value of premium siding, lots of variety, limited maintenance, and energy efficiency. In fact, over 30% of all exterior cladding on new and existing homes is vinyl. When shopping around you want to look for a quality product and an expert installer - both of which we have at Renoviso.
Why you should replace your siding
You’re here on Renoviso.com because you know it’s time to replace your siding. We’ve talked to thousands of customers and we want to share some of the most common reasons for a siding project. Do any of these sound like your home?
Warped or Rotted Boards: Be your own detective. You may have noticed a softness or squishiness to your siding boards. That means they’re rotted and it’s time to replace them. If your current siding is vinyl, if you notice any warping or sagging (you can see this with a naked eye) you should be concerned.
Frequent Painting: You shouldn’t need to be painting every 3 years. If your paint fades in less time, it means your materials are not up to snuff. You can detect this by looking for chipping, cracking, or peeling of paint.
Heating and Cooling Costs: It’s important to take note of your heating and cooling costs each month. If your costs are abnormal, or rising compared to your neighbors, it may be because your siding products are not energy-efficient due to age or use.
Loose Material: Storm damage can easily do damage to your siding. While one or two boards may not be a reason for panic, large areas that showcase loose or cracked materials are signs that your home is in desperate need of a professional.
Mold, Mildew and Fungus: Mold, mildew and fungus can be a huge indicator that your house is experiencing some form of water seepage. You’ll need to fix that with new siding.
Interior Issues: Loose wallpaper and peeling paint on your interior walls can be a sign that your exterior boards are allowing moisture to penetrate your house.
Fading and Discoloration: Faded and discolored exterior boards may be a cause for concern. While the life expectancy for your home’s exterior should be long-lasting, it will still eventually run its course. Faded boards are an indicator that exterior waterproofing has reached its limits.
Holes: Your two main siding enemies are weather and insects. From burrowing termites to Mother Nature’s punishment, keep an eye out for glaring holes in your siding.
Benefits of vinyl
Vinyl siding is affordable. The cost savings over wood siding or any other material are high - in fact it’s almost half what you’d pay for wood.
Vinyl siding is extremely versatile and low-maintenance. One of the major benefits of vinyl is there’s no need to paint your home, ever again. It resists pesky pets and termites. It will never rot. A quick wash once per year (to remove mildew and dirt) will keep the siding looking new for a long time. This saves from unexpected home costs and you’ll be getting your money’s worth.
Vinyl siding is more durable than other options. Heavy wind, rains, hail, and extreme sun will not affect the look or integrity of your siding. In many cases, the warranty of this type of siding lasts upwards of 50 years to a lifetime. The chemistry of vinyl siding makes it much harder to ignite and easier to extinguish. Despite claims to the contrary, the smoke is not any more toxic than wood.
Vinyl siding cuts your heating and cooling bills. Insulated siding prevents heat loss between the studs in exterior walls and keeps your home at the temperature you prefer. As a bonus, installing insulated vinyl may make you eligible for certain tax credits.
Vinyl siding installation
Installation is critical to your project. Siding is most often installed over the wall sheathing after the old siding has been removed. Sometimes, it can be installed directly over the home’s current siding. Either way, the siding needs to be nailed into solid wood for a strong base.
When siding is removed during a project, it’s a great time to assess your insulation and weatherization needs. Insulation can be blown directly into the wall cavities or over the sheathing.
The entire project takes about one to three weeks, depending on the size of your home.
Choosing your new siding
These days, vinyl siding comes in dozens of colors, textures, and styles which gives you endless design options. You can choose siding can match your favorite wood designs, like cedar shakes or Victorian scallops, while saving on cost. It’s important to consider the thickness of your siding, as standard hovers around .040 mm thick while premium siding can fall in the .048 mm range.
Vinyl works with any home profile, so choose either vertical or horizontal orientation with no regrets. Traditionally, older homes use horizontal siding and vertical pairs well with more modern designs. Older homes can still maintain their charm by replacing siding with a vinyl style that will work with the home’s quirks.
At Renoviso, we currently offer product from two of the biggest names in vinyl, CertainTeed and James Hardie. Renoviso installs a variety of CertainTeed siding, including Monogram, Cedar Impressions, and MainStreet. James Hardie siding is among the best selling siding in the market. Hardie board is the leader in fiber cement siding, so it's no wonder this siding combines high performance with beautiful, classic design. Renoviso installs a variety of James Hardie Siding, including HardiePlank and HardieShingle.
Finding the right installer
At Renoviso, we hand select our certified, insured installers and they come with an average of 15 years experience. A siding project can be tricky, so we only utilize contractors who have expertise in vinyl and 5-star reviews. They will take extreme care in removing, replacing, and installing your new siding so your home looks perfect. Plus, they’ll treat your home and the job site with respect.
We encourage you to shop around on Renoviso and build your dream siding project from scratch. You’ll have your choice of siding style, as well as color. If you don’t know the square footage of your home or you’re having trouble deciding, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Should I install vinyl siding myself?
Installing siding is an intricate process that should be left to expert contractors. Unfortunately, any small error in installation will leave your siding open to issues down the line, no matter how high-quality the product is you’re working with.
How much does vinyl siding cost?
Vinyl siding is the most affordable option for your siding project. Price your project out in minutes on Renoviso.com by answering a few short questions.
What is the best way to clean vinyl siding?
In most cases, normal rainfall is sufficient to keep siding clean, but if you need a little extra help, a solution of water and detergent works well with a soft-bristle scrub brush. Pay special attention to areas that would not receive normal rainfall like under eaves and buttresses.
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