Vinyl Siding Installation Questions to Ask Before you Buy

Posted by on Dec 28, 2019 in Renovation | 0 comments

If you are considering having vinyl siding installed on your home, you should be familiar with the product before you make a buying decision. Be sure to ask your contractor about anything you are not sure about before the contract is signed so that you know exactly what you are getting and how the installation process will work.

Vinyl Siding Installation Questions

  • What is Vinyl Siding?

Vinyl siding is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This building material is being used instead of metal as the main material for a number of commercial, industrial and consumer products. PVC has been used as a construction material for a number of years due to its strength, rigidity and ability to resist impact.

  • Does the colour flake off or peel over time?

Unlike a painted surface, vinyl siding will not flake or peel off due to exposure to the elements.

  • Why should I install vinyl siding or replace my existing siding with vinyl siding?

New siding will give your home an updated, modern look. It will reduce your outdoor maintenance costs and help to protect it from the elements. By choosing to have vinyl siding installed, you are also saving on the time and expense of exterior painting every few years.

If you are thinking of selling your home, the addition of new vinyl siding can be an important draw for potential buyers. You may be able to get a higher sale price for your home by having the work done before you put it on the market.

  • Does vinyl siding cause moisture buildup or rotting in my home?

The siding will not cause moisture buildup or rotting, but it will not cure an existing problem, either. The siding itself will not rot and is designed to allow for proper ventilation. The pre-punched holes at the bottom edge of the siding (weep-holes) allow condensation to drain out.

  • How does the price of vinyl siding compare with other siding materials?

Vinyl siding is competitively priced when compared with other siding options. When you consider that you won’t have to spend time repainting your home and that you will recover a good percentage of your investment in higher property value if you decide to sell, vinyl is a good choice.

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