Protecting your home from the elements is critical to maintaining your home’s structure and appeal. The exterior materials that are used, such as vinyl siding, are designed to protect your home against those weather-related events such as wind and rain. Unfortunately, those same elements can be the cause of your vinyl siding becoming damaged and needing to be repaired or replaced.
Vinyl siding tends to be the most popular choice because of the way it looks. The vast array of color and texture choices makes it easy to enjoy the look of your home, which is important not only for resale but also for your peace of mind. Vinyl siding is almost shocking as to how easy it is to clean. You can usually clean vinyl siding simply by spraying it with your regular garden hose; a power washer is not usually necessary like it is for aluminum siding. Even if you only clean a couple of times every few years, mild soap and water are still all you need. Because it is long-lasting and easy to maintain, vinyl siding is on many homes.
How Long Until I Need to Replace?
While there is no way to determine an exact time frame of how long your siding lasts because there are so many factors that can impact its life, the longest it may last is probably about 60 years. On the other hand, if you live in an area that is prone to a lot of bad weather events or extreme climate changes, that number can be close to 20 years. With this being said, if you keep up with your vinyl siding, maintain it properly by cleaning it, and inspect it periodically to deal with any issues right away, it can last you your entire life.
Vinyl siding is the longest lasting material that is currently available. If you are looking to make a wise investment into your home’s exterior, it is the way to go. Call Bealing Roofing and Exteriors, LLC today to come out and inspect your home and provide a free estimate to get your new siding.