Vinyl Siding FAQ
What does vinyl siding do?
Vinyl siding is your home’s first layer of protection against the elements. It provides a bit of insulation for your home, and it keeps precipitation from penetrating your home. Siding is designed to keep rain, sleet, hail, and snow off of your home, so that moisture never gets past the outer surface. Vinyl is an ideal material for siding since it is waterproof, and it can be easily shaped to have overlapping joints that make it impossible for water to move between vinyl boards to the subsurface of your siding.
When is the best season to re-side your home?
In general, your home can be re-sided whenever necessary. As such, you should re-side your home if you notice any damage to the current siding that can harm the structure of your home. Re-siding your home is obviously quickest and easiest for us in the warmer months, since we won’t have to slog through a Colorado snowstorm to side your home, but we can help you year-round.
Is vinyl siding durable?
Vinyl siding is incredibly durable, and that’s the very reason why so many things are made out of vinyl these days. Vinyl, or polyvinyl chloride, is a tough man made product that resists dents, scratches, rot, you name it. It’s quick to install, and once it’s in place, it will protect your home for decades. Plus, there’s no maintenance necessary for this type of siding — simply rinse down your vinyl if it happens to get dirty.
On what surfaces can vinyl siding be applied?
Vinyl can be applied on nearly any building surface, so long as you use the right techniques and materials to adjoin the vinyl to the surface. Vinyl siding can be placed in front of stone, brick, cinder blocks, concrete, you name it.
Do you install trim as well?
Of course. We install all of the siding components your home requires to be complete. We can also add siding accents and accessories as you see fit.
Is re-siding worth the cost?
In most cases, it’s better to re-side your home if the current surface has been compromised. While you’ll have to pay for new siding up front, this addition will pay off in the long run, since it protects your home while adding to its value. However, if you’re planning on selling your home within the next year or so, it may be more cost-effective to paint or repair your current siding.
Why is vinyl the most popular siding choice?
Vinyl is a siding choice that really holds the most value for homeowners. Vinyl is affordable, it works on any home, and it comes in a wide array of styles and colors. Plus, as we mentioned, vinyl requires zero maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about painting your home or tuckpointing brick every few years.
When is it time to fix my siding?
Odds are, if you’re curious about this question, you have a siding problem on your hand. In general it’s best to fix any problems that you encounter, since it can lead to further problems, and ultimately, these problems may harm the structure of your home. Be cognizant of mold, bad seams between boards, caulking failure around your home, swollen boards, cracked boards, boards with chipped paint, and warped boards that no longer hug the outside of your home. These may all indicate that your siding system is failing and should be repaired or replaced.
Will pests damage my vinyl siding?
Fortunately, no pests enjoy consuming vinyl. Termites, carpenter ants, even woodpeckers won’t try to damage your siding. Since vinyl is created from a man made material, insects aren’t attracted to it, and they can’t digest vinyl.
Isn’t all vinyl siding made in plain colors?
Nope. Those days are over. Vinyl siding is available in nearly every color under the sun, including bolder, darker, more modern colors. You can find the perfect color to meet the character of your home and property with our vinyl siding options. If you’re curious about the colors that are available to you, just reach out to us. And remember, you can always paint your vinyl siding down the road if you’d like to change things up!