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Why Vinyl Siding?

The siding on any house is critical to protecting the structure of the home, as well as the occupants and their possessions from exposure to the weather.  Today, vinyl siding is the most popular siding product being used on homes all across the United States due of its low cost, appealing appearance and exceptional performance in all weather conditions. 

Depending upon the architecture of the home, as well as the budget of the homeowner, there are a wide variety of vinyl siding products available including horizontal siding in various sizes, exposures and appearances, as well as vertical siding and various shake products.  In addition, all of these products are available in a wide variety of textures and pre-finished factory colors, which make the product virtually maintenance free. 

Vinyl siding is used on new homes, as well as on existing homes, where the existing aluminum or wood siding needs to be replaced.  In many cases over the years, aluminum siding will become unattractive, due to dings and dents, as a result of hail, falling tree branches and wind blown debris.  In addition, people with children may see damage from baseballs and footballs hitting the house as well.  Often wood siding needs to be replaced as a result of wood rot and insect or termite damage, due to improper maintenance. 

In most cases replacement vinyl siding can be installed on most homes within a week, depending upon the size of the home.  During the installation process, the home will remain fully protected, because the installer will only remove as much siding per day as they can replace that day. Properly installed, vinyl siding will provide years of service at an affordable price. 

Posted on behalf of Atwood Home Builders

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