What is vinyl siding?
Vinyl siding was introduced in the 1950’s as an alternative to aluminum siding. It is currently, by far, the most popular type of The top layer uses titanium dioxide to protect coloration and from UV light damage. The second layer contains limestone to facilitate manufacturing and decrease costs. Vinyl siding is available in a variety of colors and can simulate architecture details that were once made of other siding materials.
Does vinyl siding need any maintenance?
Vinyl siding needs very little maintenance especially if installed by an experienced vinyl siding professional. You can maintain the like-new appearance by washing once a year.
Will insulated vinyl siding make a home more energy efficient or “green”?
Described by manufactures and siding contractors as green building materials because it reduces the energy consumption of the home which reduces air pollution. Manufacturers insist that quality insulated siding will last 50 years if installed correctly. Also, not only will insulated siding reduce energy use but it is breathable which provides protection against mold, rot, or mildew. By reducing your carbon footprint, lowering utility bills, and adding value to your home there is a real return on investment when installing insulated vinyl siding.