Top 9 Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding Contractor Madison WI Siding RepairVinyl siding has been a favorite choice of homeowners for a long time — and with good reason. There are many benefits to vinyl siding, and we’re going to cover nine of them in this article to help you determine if it is the right type of siding for your home.

Before we begin with the benefits, we’d like to point out that there are two main types of vinyl siding:

  1. Traditional Vinyl Siding, which is more affordable than insulated vinyl siding.
  2. Insulated Vinyl Siding, which is only slightly more expensive, but has the ability to save dollars on your utility bill.

Choosing between these two types of vinyl siding is typically easy. If you’re looking to update your home before selling, traditional vinyl siding is the less expensive option for a facelift in curb appeal. If you are planning on remaining in the home, insulated vinyl siding is the way to go.

OK, now onto our top 9 benefits of vinyl siding …

1. Great Warranties

Although this is not typically the first benefit you’d expect for vinyl siding, it’s an incredibly important one, at least when it comes to vinyl siding installed by Legacy Exteriors. Why? Because we work with top brands — like Norandex, Mastic and Exterior Portfolio — who all offer outstanding warranties. There is an incredible peace of mind that comes with working with a siding contractor who can offer superior warranties. It’s also indicative to the quality of the siding itself, as these top brands make such good products that they are comfortable offering such outstanding warranties.

For instance, Norandex vinyl siding carries one of the strongest homeowner protection warranties in the industry — a Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty with ColorHold Lifetime Fade Protection. Exterior Portfolio and Mastic provide equally impressive warranties. No matter who you hire to install your new vinyl siding, make sure you’re getting a solid warranty — and make sure it’s in writing!

2. Mix-and-Matchable

Another less obvious, but important, benefit of vinyl siding is how easy it is to mix-and-match with other siding materials. For instance, you can use vinyl siding on most of your home (which will have a lower overall cost, without sacrificing quality), with mixed material accents like brick and stone (that typically cost more than vinyl). This can add texture, interest, and even more curb appeal to the exterior of a home. Here’s an example …

Mixed Materials & Vinyl Siding Madison Siding Contractor

3. Vinyl Siding is Beautiful

Even without adding mixed materials to the exterior of your home, vinyl siding is beautiful to behold. And, it is available in a wide array of colors, designs and textures to suit your aesthetic preferences. 

4. Amazing Durability

In addition to beauty, vinyl siding is also very strong. Being a siding contractor in the Madison area for many years, we’ve seen how well vinyl siding holds up — even to our Wisconsin winters! It truly is a great value for the price, which leads us to one of the most well-known benefits of vinyl siding …

5. Affordability, without Compromising Value

Easy installation, plus lower cost for materials, are two of the major reasons vinyl siding is known for its affordable cost. And although it’s budget-friendly, it’s also long-lasting, which is why vinyl siding is a popular choice in the Madison area. 

6. Energy Efficiency

Insulated vinyl siding is known for its ability to keep out the cold during winter, and keep the heat outside in the summer. The result? Lower heating and cooling bills. One way to improve energy efficiency even further is to consider replacing old windows and doors with new, energy-efficient products.

7. Low- to No-Maintenance

Many homeowners we work with prefer not to have to maintain their siding, which is another reason to choose vinyl siding. That said, there are other low- and no-maintenance siding options out there — like James Hardie Cement Siding, as well as composite and hardboard siding — but these clock in at a higher price point. Vinyl siding is mold and mildew resistant, fade resistant, and does not need to be painted.

8. Environmentally Friendly

From production to installation, vinyl siding is an eco-friendly choice because it produces less waste than other building materials, such as cement and brick. It’s also a recyclable material!

9. Vinyl Siding is Pest Resistant

It’s resistant to termites, carpenter ants and carpenter bees. And unlike wood, it does not provide a food source for insects. Installation includes overlapping panels, which provides a snug fit that keeps unwanted pests out.

If you have questions about vinyl siding, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Legacy Exteriors, feel free to contact us anytime!