Home Depot Vinyl Siding
These days, many homeowners turn to vinyl when it comes to siding preference. Vinyl siding has become a very popular type of siding in the past several decades. In fact, by 2018, vinyl siding demand is expected to jump from 73 million squares in 2013 (a square covers 100-square feet) to 103 million squares.
About Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, a material that was first made back in the late 1800s. PVC became a favored material in the 1940s for piping in water supply systems. It was also used to insulate wiring on military ships. It wasn’t until the early 1960s that PVC was made into siding and when it was introduced, it was originally sold as a siding for remodeling. Today, however, it’s often used for new home construction.
Before the vinyl siding of the 1960s, aluminum was largely used as siding material. Aluminum protected against heat and was very durable, however, the paint on aluminum would often chalk and fade, so homeowners would have to repaint it every few years. When manufacturers found a way to incorporate pigment right into vinyl, the color faded much slower than paint. This was an appealing quality, and became one of the benefits of vinyl siding.
Another benefit of vinyl siding is its cost. Vinyl siding is considered an affordable option for nearly any home, whether it’s used during the build or used for a remodel. Vinyl siding prices vary, but even the most expensive vinyl is considered affordable because of vinyl’s low installation cost.
Vinyl siding is also insulating, which can help you reduce your energy costs. In addition, it’s very resilient and will resist rotting, warping, and cracking. This resilience paired with its color durability makes it a very low-maintenance option.
P.J. Fitzpatrick Siding
While some homeowners opt for Home Depot vinyl siding, we encourage you to turn to our local experts at P.J. Fitzpatrick. We offer CertainTeed vinyl siding that is recyclable and made from recycled materials, so it’s an environmentally friendly option. And at P.J. Fitzpatrick, we’ll install your siding with confidence, so you won’t have to worry about problems in the future.