How is your siding looking these days? If it’s looking chipped, faded, or warped, it might be time to invest in siding replacement services. For an affordable siding solution that’s easy to maintain, there’s no better option than vinyl siding.

In this post from the vinyl siding installation experts at The Construction Group in Minnesota, we’re looking at the pros and cons of vinyl siding installation. To check out vinyl siding ideas for your Twin Cities home, give us a call today.

Pros of Vinyl Siding Installation

There are plenty of reasons vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices for modern homes. These are some of the biggest factors:

1.    It looks fantastic.

If you’re tired of shelling out for paint every few years, you’ll love vinyl siding. Unlike wood siding, the paint is part of the vinyl, which means the color is uniform and vivid throughout the siding. It also means your siding color won’t chip or fade over the years.

2.    It’s inexpensive to install.

Across the board, vinyl siding is the most affordable siding choice, coming in well below the cost of fiber cement and engineered wood siding. Because it can be easily installed, you’ll also save on labor and repair costs.

3.    It’s easy to clean.

Cleaning your vinyl siding is an easy addition to your spring cleaning list. Simply break out the garden hose and spray down any areas where cobwebs, dirt, and dust have collected. Debris will easily slide off of the slick vinyl, leaving your home looking great once more.

Cons of Vinyl Siding Installation

Vinyl siding isn’t without its cons, but most homeowners with vinyl siding find the benefits outweigh the downsides.

These are the most common negatives associated with vinyl siding installation:

1.    Vinyl can be damaged.

If you try hard enough, anything is vulnerable to damage. Although vinyl siding is extremely durable, a strong enough straight-line wind or impact could conceivably crack a siding plank. The good news is that they’re easy to replace if this happens.

2.    It’s not a high-end feature.

If you’re looking for an affordable, practical siding solution for the home you live in, vinyl is a great choice. However, if you’re wanting a premium siding option, we recommend fiber cement, steel, or engineered wood.

3.    Vinyl isn’t the most eco-friendly choice.

Like most siding options, vinyl is made using synthetic materials. Manufacturing vinyl can be impactful on the environment. However, the reduction in energy costs you’ll experience with a high-performance siding can help to offset some of this impact in terms of your total carbon footprint.

Call Our Twin Cities Vinyl Siding Installers

Ready to check out siding ideas for your Twin Cities area home? Stop by our online gallery to get inspired. Then call to get a free quote on vinyl siding replacement services at 651-731-5857, or contact us online to schedule your appointment.