Vinyl resists insects, water and fading, thus making it a beneficial siding material for a house. Vinyl is also a relatively inexpensive type of siding to use on a home. Additionally, vinyl siding is versatile in that it can be used to cover a variety of surfaces on a home’s exterior, including brick and stucco.
An important benefit of using vinyl siding is its durability. Under normal weather conditions, vinyl siding is very resilient against weather damage. Additionally, some types of vinyl siding are manufactured to stand up to extremely high velocity winds of up to 240 miles per hour. Certain types of vinyl siding provide an insulation effect, which helps maximize the energy efficiency of a home. Vinyl siding is also easy to install and attractive.
The Vinyl Siding Institute for colorfastness has certified over 300 colors of vinyl siding, thus providing homeowners with a wide variety of color options. Some vinyl sidings are even made to resemble wood grain. These styles of vinyl siding are beneficial for recreating the look of a home with vintage siding as well as for use on newly constructed homes. As of 2015, vinyl has become America’s top choice for a home siding material.