Known for its durability and wide range of color options, vinyl is a very popular siding choice for today’s homeowners. In addition, it’s far more cost-effective than other siding materials. Is it right for your home? Here are the facts.
The cost of installing vinyl siding depends on whether you intend to tackle the project yourself or hire a contractor, the size of your home, and the thickness of the vinyl itself. For the DIY variety, you can find panels that are less than $1 per square foot. That would increase to $2 to $7 per square foot if installed by a contractor. The average 1,800-square-foot exterior would cost between $3,600 and $12,600 to install. If you need more specific price estimates, ask a professional contractor in your area.
Manufactured with polyvinyl chloride, vinyl siding is impact-resistant, rigid and strong. In fact, it’s the number-one choice of exterior cladding across the U.S.
In addition to being one of the most cost-effective siding options, vinyl is also one of the easiest to maintain. All it requires is a simple wash with a soft cloth and garden hose.
Yes, as long as the existing siding is structurally sound. Make sure to inspect the damage of the siding currently on your home before moving forward.
Yes, vinyl siding can be painted. Make sure to use a high-quality exterior acrylic paint for the best results.
Introduced on the market in the early 1960s, vinyl siding has grown in popularity because of its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance.
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