Common Siding Problems Vinyl Solves
Beautiful siding is one of the hallmarks of an attractive home. But great siding is more than just a pretty face, insulating your home from the elements and protecting it from moisture that can seep in, allowing mold and mildew to grow.
Unlike traditional wood siding, which requires a high level of maintenance and can begin to deteriorate over time, vinyl siding offers a high-performance solution for modern homes. In this post from Budget Exteriors in Minnesota, we’ll break down some of the most common siding problems solved by vinyl siding. Check out this guide and then give us a call to get a free quote on your vinyl siding installation.
The Importance of Siding
Siding functions as a first line of defense against all of the moisture that can get into your home and damage its structure. When moisture gets into your home, it can cause mildew and mold that lead to possible health problems for your family. It can also damage your home’s interior and even lead to rotting inside your home’s walls.
Poor siding performance can be costly, but quality vinyl siding solves a number of these problems. With vinyl siding, you’ll also save on maintenance and repairs over time.
Here are a few problems solved by vinyl siding:
1. Paint discoloration
Paint on traditional wood siding can deteriorate over the years with UV sun damage and weather. With vinyl siding, your paint won’t fade or become discolored with solar exposure. It will never chip or peel, instead looking just as attractive years down the road as the day it is installed.
2. Insect damage
Wood siding is susceptible to damage from insects and animals. It is particularly vulnerable to wood-boring insects like termites and some types of beetles. Squirrels and birds can also damage wood siding. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, is far less vulnerable.
3. Warping and Swelling
When wood siding becomes weathered, it can become warped with moisture or even swell and crack. Hail damage can cause wood siding to become pock-marked much more easily than its vinyl alternative. Vinyl siding is an all-around more resilient choice.
Call Our Minnesota Home Exterior Remodeling Contractor
If your siding is old and outdated, our exterior remodeling contractors at Budget Exteriors can update your home with beautiful new vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is a long-lasting siding solution that requires very little maintenance.
Call us at 952.887.1613 or contact us online to discuss siding options for your home and get a free quote. We look forward to helping you add value to your home with quality vinyl siding.