Insulated Vinyl Siding - What Are the Advantages?

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New siding is a great home improvement. A maintenance free siding is even better. Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free and can often provide just the look you want.

Vinyl siding has improved over the years. Now, many of these sidings are thicker, more durable and lined with insulation that increases the durability as well as energy efficiency. It's worth looking into if you're planning on re-siding your house.

Never Take the First Offer

The movie "Tin Men" with Richard Dreyfus is an example of a strong-arm tactic to sell vinyl siding at inflated prices. Never purchase a vinyl siding job based upon one quote or a salesman coming to your door.

Just like any other home improvement or home building project, you should get at least three bids on your siding job.

Do-it-yourself?

Is installing vinyl siding a DIY job? It sure could be and there are instructions online as well as the potential for the manufacturer to provide this information. Not every manufacturer is the same, so ask them about their support for the do-it-yourselfer. It's not an easy job most of the time.

Advantages of Insulated Vinyl Siding

  • Last for years: The higher quality siding is very durable and has a great life-time value. Can be worth the extra money up front.
  • Never needs painting: Think of the number of paint jobs you'll avoid over 30 years.
  • Provides extra energy savings: The built-in insulation can reduce your monthly heating and cooling costs.
  • Resists cracking and denting: Stays looking nice longer than many other sidings.
  • Many styles and colors: It can look like wood if you want, but there's a wide variety of styles and textures to choose from.
  • Could be DIY friendly: Installation can be expensive so if you have the time and energy, doing it yourself can save.

Added Curb Appeal

Adding insulated vinyl siding is a quick and effective face-lift for your home. The extra curb appeal and maintenance free value can help a home show better, sell, quicker, or just be a source of pride.

This upgrade will cost several thousand dollars even for a modest size home so take your time, research well, and do a lot of comparison shopping.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29