Vinyl Siding: 11 Fun Facts

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Siding

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As a Delaware siding company, we’ve installed vinyl siding on many different homes. We highly recommend it because of its cost and its durability. Here are some things you may not know about vinyl siding:

1. Vinyl siding is usually more affordable than traditional wood siding, fiber cement siding, and even stucco.

2. Vinyl siding was first produced commercially in the 1930s, but didn’t become a popular material for homes until the 1970s.

3. If you’re going to wash your siding, a soft brush, garden hose and mild cleaner is all that should be used. However, check with the siding manufacturer to very what they suggest to keep you warranty valid.

4. Unlike steel siding or wooden siding, you won’t have to worry about your vinyl siding chipping, rusting, or rotting.

5. At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we’ll remove your home’s old siding before installing your new vinyl siding (as opposed to installing your new siding on top of the old siding).

6. Vinyl siding can expand and contract up to 3/4 of an inch in hot and cold weather. For this reason, professional siding installers will hang siding so that it has room “move” once temperatures change.

7. The color of vinyl siding will last much longer than traditional exterior house paint.

8. Vinyl is the number one siding material choice among homeowners in the U.S., mainly because it’s affordable, durable, and looks great.

9. Most brands of vinyl siding are able to withstand winds of up to 110 miles per hour.

10. When it comes to environmentalism, our Delaware siding experts install CertainTeed vinyl siding, which is made from recycled materials and can be recycled once it reaches the end of its lifespan.

11. A “square” of siding refers to a measure of 10 feet by 10 feet (or 100 square feet).

If you’re interested in high-quality vinyl siding for your home, give us a call today!

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