Home is a place that is built on our dreams, it is a sanctuary to get respite from all hassles we face during our work life. We exhaust ourselves and this home gives us shelter to rest well and rejuvenate our energy. It protects us from external elements like rain, snow, cold, heat etc. Protecting us from so many inconveniences, our homes should have strong sidings-covering or material applied to the exterior of houses to protect it from effects of weather and to give a beautiful look. Siding is done by different types of materials like wood, metal and other latest materials. It all depends on the budget and type of climate, to choose a suitable siding for your house. However, if things are evaluated wisely, you can choose the best siding for your house.
How to choose a durable siding for your house?
Choosing a siding isn’t all about spending your money, it also depends on the type of climate you live in; whether, you live in cold or hot place, hilly or coastal areas etc.The type of place determines, the amount of snowfall, rainfall and other type of climatic conditions. After deciding the type of siding that can withstand environmental conditions in your area, you have to select a siding in accordance with your budget. However, it should be borne in mind that costly sidings aren’t necessarily the best. There are some affordable and cost effective sidings that can be perfectly fit for your home as per your climate like Vinyl siding, effective for warm, humid climates and very economic.
Features of Vinyl siding
Vinyl siding is an excellent alternative for aluminium and fiber cement siding, it is a by-product manufactured from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. The Vinyl siding is made of PVC approximately and rest 20% consist of other constituents that give colour, opacity, resistance, durability etc. It is most common in US and Canada. Vinyl siding is affordable and easy to manage siding. Here are some of its features and advantages:
- As compared to other types of sidings Vinyl siding is manufactured for low maintenance and costs. Nobody can deny the charm of wooden siding, but we also know that wooden siding is vulnerable to insects, Uv radiations, discoloration due to moisture and sunlight etc. We have to maintain it from time to time to paint, fill the cracks and other maintenance. Vinyl siding is very easy to maintain, it just requires a yearly washing or as per manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Vinyl siding is available in many colors and designs from the manufacturer itself, so, no need to spend lot of money to paint the sidings.
- Vinyl siding is very easy to install as compared to other types of sidings, it doesn’t require to much expertise and it can be easily fixed on existing sidings. We often think, the more affordable an item is the more it will be lacking quality, beauty and other features,however, it is not always necessary. Vinyl siding gives a decent aesthetic look when installed and also has necessary accessories like porch posts and trim, light and outlet trim blocks, window shutters, decorative accents, gutter systems, window and door trim, gable end vents etc.
- Vinyl siding is a great choice for hot climates; however, for cold climates, it may not be so suitable. It is very resilient to heat and wind and it doesn’t rot over time.It comes in range of colours and designs, so, you can decorate your siding as per your choice. You can give your sidings a wooden look as well by installing vinyl sidings.
Sidings are very important for strength, durability, control over climatic conditions and for aesthetics with respect to our homes. We can choose any siding as per our budget and climatic factors, however, high price doesn’t always guarantee the quality. So, wise decision making is always fruitful for choosing sidings.