Posted on January 24, 2019
Unbeknownst to many homeowners, siding plays a significant part in keeping your home safe from the elements. Not only does it protect it against the harsh winter weather that is prevalent in the Ashburn area, it can also keep your home's wooden frame in tact, keeping it from damage by water or other moisture. Additionally, siding can help reduce the energy costs required to heat and cool your home, as it will limit the amount of air exchange that occurs between your home's interior and the outside world.
But it can be hard to determine just which type of the myriad of siding options available on the market are the perfect fit for you and your home's needs. While many different materials have many different benefits, vinyl siding is most likely the best choice for your siding renovation or replacement.
One of the biggest attributes to vinyl siding is its ability to essentially camouflage itself as other materials. Vinyl can be made to look like wood if desired, and can also come in a variety of colors. Also, it doesn't have to be painted. Most vinyl siding comes pre-treated, so it is ready to go once installed by a professional. With all of the various design options available, it is the perfect choice to fit into any design aesthetic.
Most of the vinyl sidings made today are environmentally-friendly, utilizing less energy and water from production to installation than almost any other siding on the market (except for cedar). Additionally, most vinyl siding currently available is certified green by LEED certifications and the National and International Green Building Construction codes. This means that vinyl siding has passed rigorous standards to ensure the entire siding process - from manufacturing all the way to it being put on your house - is green and good for the environment.
By far the most lucrative aspect of vinyl siding to most homeowners is just how inexpensive the material is. Additionally, not only is the material itself inexpensive, it doesn't cost a lot to maintain your home's siding. Whereas other siding products - such as wood or brick - need consistent maintenance to make sure the material isn't breaking down from the elements, vinyl siding can mostly be left alone. Preventative observation of the siding is of course encouraged, but you won't have to worry about the state of your home's siding as much, if you choose to install vinyl.
Although severe weather isn't as common in Northern Virginia as it is in other places in the country, it can still happen. Torrential downpours, hail, even small tornadoes can occur, which can threaten the stability of your home. Vinyl siding has been tested against strong winds and impacts. Most siding is guaranteed up to 110 MPH and can withstand small rocks and hailstones hitting it, without pitting or divoting. This strength of the material is by far one of the best factors that will contribute to a homeowner's siding material choice.
If you would like to receive more information on why vinyl siding is the right choice for you, or you would like to get started on a siding replacement or installation, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We would be happy to talk to you about all the different vinyl options available for you. Please fill out our easy online form or give us a call at (703) 828-7414 to get in touch with us today!