A Homeowner’s Guide to Vinyl Siding

A Homeowner’s Guide to Vinyl Siding

When you have vinyl siding on your home, you also need to know how to take care of it.

When you have vinyl siding on your home, you also need to know how to take care of it. One quick way to make sure your vinyl siding always looks its best is to power wash it. But when you decide to do this, it’s best if you proceed with caution. Here is a homeowner’s guide to vinyl siding.

When Vinyl Became Popular

The vast majority (70%) of vinyl siding is used for building homes and businesses. This trend began several decades ago, in the 1950s. Back then, wooden clapboard siding was the standard, but synthetic materials proved to be more durable. New colors could also be added directly into the vinyl, which meant that the arduous, time-consuming process of painting became less necessary. Vinyl was also quick and easy to produce, which helped it become widely-used. Perhaps best of all is that this material is invulnerable to the same types of damages that insects and other pests can inflict on wooden siding.

Why You Should Consider It

You might be thinking of upgrading to vinyl siding this summer. Just in case you are, here are a few things to think about:

  • Vinyl siding is usually delivered in bulk, so if you are having a custom home built for you, then there will be enough siding to cover your entire home. As labor and materials costs go down, you benefit, since the entire construction process goes by faster and becomes more affordable.
  • Old siding panels can be replaced with newer ones, often without the need for expensive tools or professional expertise.
  • For homeowners concerned about the wild weather that summer brings with it, you can rest easy knowing that any weather-damaged panels can be replaced just as easily.

Taking Care of It

Cleaning your vinyl siding is the key part of making sure it lasts as long as you want it to. Although in some cases you can avoid cleaning your vinyl siding more than once in a given year, you should check on it after any severe weather and look for any mold and mildew that could have started growing on it.

Contact Topper Construction Today!

If you’re interested in having a roof system, siding, or water drainage system installed in your new home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at info@topperconstruction.com if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.


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