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Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

Friday, September 20th, 2013 by Pinnacle Exteriors


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Vinyl siding is an additional coating placed in walls to shield it against unwanted elements that may cause deterioration. That’s because these sidings help prevent the development of moisture in walls which is the primary reason for the appearance of molds, bacteria and other contaminants. Aside from preventing moisture from growing, it may also serve as a decoration as well as a weatherproofing that prevents water penetration during rainy days.

The Pros Of Vinyl Sidings

Vinyl siding offers interesting benefits to its users and that’s why many homeowners in the United States and in Canada consider installing it at their homes. First of all, it improves the overall appearance of the area where it is going to be placed. Vinyl sidings also add an interesting effect to walls that makes the latter more appealing. Second, it is also more affordable compared to other siding alternatives that provide almost the same effect and features as vinyl sidings.

Third, the materials that are used in creating this product are deemed to be more durable. Because the resources used in making this product are durable, users can rest assured that their vinyl sidings can withstand extreme weather condition especially if these are placed in outdoor locations. Fourth, these sidings do not need frequent repainting to maintain its color. It simply needs a bit of washing to take away the dirt that might have accumulated in it over time.

The Cons Of Vinyl Sidings

While installing vinyl siding has its advantages, it also has its corresponding disadvantages. One of this is the health hazards that it may possibly bring to its users. Research suggests that the PVC or polyvinyl chloride used in making a vinyl siding can cause respiratory problems as well as cancer to people who are frequently in contact with this chemical.

Also, as much as this siding does not need repainting, it cannot promise to withstand extreme weather conditions especially if they are put with woods and stone works. Maintaining vinyl sidings maybe a piece of cake as it just needs occasional washing. However, the dampness that might develop under it invites the development of biological contaminants that may damage the walls and the wallpapers attached to it accordingly.

Vinyl siding contractors can provide great deal of advantages to homeowners. Its color, cost, and durability are just some of these. However, it also poses series of disadvantages. That’s why users must careful evaluate and weigh its pros and cons when deciding to install one at their homes.



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