Of course, it’s always good to do a pros and cons list to find out if vinyl siding is a good option for you. Vinyl siding has many positive aspects to it, as long as its installed correctly. For one thing, it is very durable and hard to dent. It is also fade resistant and rust proof. These are surely all positive points with something that will be covering most of the exterior of your home for a very long time.
What about the potential disadvantages to vinyl siding? Are there any? As with all exterior cladding, given the right circumstance it can become damaged, vinyl siding is no exception. For instance, extremes of weather can affect it, too hot and the siding could become warped and distorted, too cold and the siding could become brittle, prone to cracking and easier to damage.
Vinyl siding is also not an insulator. This means that it will not contribute to energy savings. In the event of a fire, either in the home or around it, vinyl siding can emit a toxic chemical which could be dangerous to those living in or around it.
After reviewing a few of the pros and cons of vinyl siding, we hope you will be in a better position to decide whether it’s a good option for your home.