Siding is the outer covering of a structure that keeps the home or building safe from the elements and the insect world. At first, home and building siding was made of wood and stained or painted to give a protective covering against the elements and pests. Then siding began to be made out of tin or aluminum since it didn’t rot or become infested with insects. However, these options still needed to be painted to protect the metal from deterioration and to add beauty to the structure.
Then came vinyl siding. It was a great invention back in the late 1950s, and it is still the siding of choice for many people that desire a less worrisome siding for a home or building. And the original vinyl siding, even though it is decades old, is still better than wood, aluminum, or tin siding. However, just as with any material that is exposed to sunlight and UV radiation for decades, it eventually needs to be replaced due to damage, fading and eventual deterioration if not properly maintained.
As the decades have rolled by since the ’50s, more up-to-date and maintenance-free siding has been developed. This new vinyl siding not only looks great but is also colorfast, insulated, weather, rot, and insect resistant and requires even less maintenance than previous sidings. After all, who wants to spend their valuable time maintaining their home or business siding when an insulated, maintenance-free version is available. It’s time your siding starts taking care of you and your home instead of you having to take care of it all the time.
As you can see from the lists below, it pays to update your siding once it begins to show its age.
- Rots over time – Wood siding can be very susceptible to water and insect damage and can deteriorate over time if not properly maintained
- Fades and loses color – Old siding is typically painted or doesn’t incorporate permanent coloration, thus dating the home and making it unsightly
- Can hide unseen water damage – Water damage can accumulate beneath the surface of old siding, hiding it from view and allowing more damage to continue happening.
- High maintenance as the years pass – Each year, old siding gets closer to having to be repaired, repainted, adjusted, or replaced.
- Harder to match/replace – As siding gets older, it’s replaced with newer models, colors and versions. Therefore, if something goes wrong with old siding, it’s difficult to match or replace it with the same look.
- Moves and shifts – As siding ages it tends to move and shift, leaving room for pests to find their way in.
- Insulated and energy-efficient – New siding can be ordered insulated and it will make the structure very well suited to any environment.
- Resists rot, hail, and weather damage – The new siding models resist rot, hail, and other possible weather damage since they are made much tougher.
- Custom fitted to your home or business – The newer siding allows for more customization for a more exact fit.
- Stays in place – Unlike older siding, new siding will stay in place much better without shifting and thus protects better against pests.
- No fading or painting ever! – Since the colors on new siding are solid all the way through, they are permanent and won’t ever fade or need any painting.
- Lifetime Warranty on both the product and workmanship – New siding brings with it a lifetime warranty against any product defects or deficiencies and also includes workmanship.
Today’s new vinyl siding has so many advantages that it just may be the best siding option for most situations. Not only does the new vinyl siding insulate better than any other siding, but it is more durable, won’t fade, doesn’t ever need to be painted, doesn’t move, won’t rot, and is often treated to kill any insects that would try to damage it. If you are searching for quality siding at a great price, American Eagle Builders would be glad to assist you with your project. We have decades of experience installing vinyl siding.