Conventional Vinyl Siding
Conventional non-insulated vinyl siding is a popular option for your homes exterior. For decades vinyl siding has assisted homeowners with reducing annual maintenance as well as offer an updated look to the exterior of the home. Most of the time, exterior house painting is a project that the do it yourself homeowners will take on with confidence. This work can be done affordably; however, it can take an extreme amount of time. Not to mention that Mother Nature doesn’t always work with your “free time.” In some cases this do it yourself project has been known to cost the average homeowner a summer or two of their precious ‘Free-Time.” Not to mention the hazards of climbing up and down ladders or the accidental spilling of paint all over your landscaping. Does this sound familiar??
Hiring a professional painting crew is a good option for those homeowners not skilled or ambitious enough to take on such a monumental task. However, over time this can add up to a very large and potentially on going expense that most homeowners don’t factor into their budgets.
Conventional vinyl siding eliminates the costs associated with long term maintenance of your homes exterior.
Conventional non-insulated vinyl siding has unique physical features that are easily identifiable.
• Lightweight: Due to the hollow back of this exterior material as well as the limited chemical components used to manufacture vinyl siding, it is lighter in weight than wood or aluminum options. The lightweight material is easily handled by one person and is quite flexible.
• Thin width: Conventional non-insulated vinyl siding is much thinner than wood or aluminum siding options and in most cases can be installed without the need of expensive power tools. Depending on the gauge thickness of the panel in many cases it can be cut with a sharp scissors.
• Complex patterns and textures: Due to the fact that conventional vinyl siding doesn’t usually have any type of backing, manufacturers finds it easy to create complex shapes and styles, such as the shingle and shake style sidings. This offers more character choices for your homes exterior and will help your home stand apart from other houses in the neighborhood.
Advantages of Conventional Vinyl Siding
As compared to other forms of wood/cedar siding or aluminum/Steel siding, conventional non-insulated vinyl siding is relatively inexpensive.
Conventional non-insulated vinyl siding is generally quite attractive to look at, once fully and properly installed. The wide variety of colors and exterior profiles to choose from makes conventional non-insulated vinyl siding a popular way to freshen up your home.
Conventional non-insulated vinyl siding is a relatively durable option as compared to the high maintenance and rot potential of wood siding products. It can last for a long period of time without the annual need to regularly paint or caulk to seal it from the harsh weather conditions that beat up your homes exterior.
Cons of Conventional Vinyl Siding
Conventional non-insulated vinyl siding does not have the additional layer to keep your home well insulated especially in the extremely cold winter months.
Durability - Deformation
Conventional non-insulated vinyl siding is very light weight which makes it easier to work with; however, it is quite vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. Over time it can potentially warp during extreme heat conditions. Remember to take precautions when grilling. If a grill is too close to your siding walls it will melt conventional vinyl siding leaving permanent visible damage and a costly repair. In addition, it may crack when impacted in cold weather conditions.
Conventional non-insulated vinyl siding fades slowly when exposed to the elements. In addition to the color fading, traditional vinyl siding is also prone to cracking and chalking.