Want to reduce your home maintenance costs, conserve energy AND boost the curb appeal of your Saint Louis area home? Sometimes this type of home improvement project can be as simple as choosing the right type of exterior siding for your house. If you are ready to take the plunge and invest in installing new siding or need siding repairs made to your home, then you need the expert advice and professional services to a trusted Saint Louis construction company – you need United Construction Solutions!
Engaging in an exterior remodeling project can be a lot of work, and the decisions about what materials to use can often be overwhelming. At United Construction Solutions, our experts in home remodeling and exterior siding can help you make the right choice when it comes to deciding on the appropriate siding for your home that will provide additional weather protection and aesthetic appeal to your property.
The Advantages of Vinyl Siding
Choosing the exterior of your home is a big decision that bears significant consideration. And just about every homeowner who has considered siding options has run across vinyl siding, but most people don’t understand all of its benefits. It actually first made its appearance in the late 1950’s, when aluminum siding was a much more popular option. However, technology has advanced considerably, and today vinyl siding is made out of much higher quality materials and plastics. Believe it or not, vinyl siding is now used in almost a third (32%) of all new residential construction projects. You may be wondering why it is such a popular option, so let’s take a closer look at the advantages of vinyl siding.
Vinyl Siding is a Low-Cost Option
Vinyl siding is one of the most inexpensive options when it comes to the exterior of your home, especially when you compare it with costlier alternatives such as wood. CostHelper estimates that vinyl siding will cost between $2,500 and $8,750 for a 1,250 square foot professional installation. On the other hand, wooden siding can cost $6,500 to $10,000 for the same square footage. Think how much the difference in price scaling adds up if you have a larger home, too.
Who Doesn’t Love Reduced Maintenance?
To say that vinyl siding requires less maintenance than other alternatives for the exterior of your home is an understatement. In fact, it requires almost zero maintenance. Other types of siding, like wood, are much more vulnerable to blemishes and deterioration. But vinyl siding will resist scourges of termites and natural wear, tear, and rot. And even though modern paint technology and chemical engineering have produced an exterior paint that lasts longer than ever, you’ll still need to paint your home every now and then. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, won’t ever require you to climb a ladder and go through the tedium of painting your home. Because it has significantly reduced maintenance, you won’t have to factor in hidden costs, making it an even more economically sensible and low-cost alternative.
Vinyl Siding is Extremely Durable
Vinyl, as a plastic, is naturally a lot more durable than other types of exterior siding alternatives. Because it’s a plastic, it’s well suited to withstand storms, water, heat, and weather year round. And most of us can agree that the weather in the Midwest is anything but predictable. It won’t deteriorate or corrode over time like other types of siding, either. Furthermore, some vinyl siding options come with a lifetime warranty that can be prorated for as many as 50 years.
Vinyl Siding Has Insulation Benefits
Insulated vinyl siding helps reduce the amount of heat that escapes through your walls. Even in homes that have insulation between the studs, there is still a lot of heat that escapes through the studs when they touch alternative forms of siding. However, vinyl siding helps provide a thermal barrier to prevent heat from escaping in the winter and to contain cool air in the summer. Lastly, some types of insulated vinyl siding may even be eligible for energy tax credits, which will help homeowners save even more money.