Beauty. Durability. Sustainability. There are many attributes of today's vinyl siding that drive its success as the most popular exterior cladding, and low maintenance is likely the one homeowners value most. Vinyl siding is the exterior cladding that demands the least amount of time and resources to maintain. And to time-starved homeowners, they'll gladly have one less thing to worry about!
Today's vinyl siding offers all the character and charm of wood siding without maintenance worries, rotting, splitting or insect damage. And vinyl siding never needs paint. Unlike other exterior cladding, vinyl siding only requires simple, periodic cleaning with mild soap and a garden hose:
• Wood siding requires frequent painting and staining
• Stucco requires painting and sealing
Minimal maintenance does more than save time, it saves money. With fewer materials to purchase, vinyl siding reduces the life cycle cost of maintaining the home. Since vinyl siding does not require painting, staining or caulking, no harmful solvents are released into the environment to maintain it. As a result, vinyl siding can earn points in leading green building certification programs.