Posted on: 6 January 2014
Vinyl is a great choice in siding. It has many benefits over wood and it is cheaper too. You can buy vinyl siding in Wyoming in various colors so it gives you more choices than going with wood or aluminum. Vinyl siding comes in different shades of light colors. Dark colors are not used because they absorb more heat and that can cause damage to the panels. Keep that in mind if you ever decide to paint your siding. Although your vinyl siding should not need to be painted, latex paint covers it well. Just be sure to check your warranty. Some brands of vinyl siding come with 50 year warranties but you might void yours if you paint the siding.
It is usually cheaper to buy vinyl siding in Wyoming rather than wood siding such as cedar. The low price isn't its only appeal. Vinyl requires very little maintenance so it is the ideal material if you don't like to spend a lot of time on home maintenance. You should wash the siding about once per year. Although you can use a pressure washer if you are careful, you run the risk of driving water under the panels. All that is necessary is to use a bucket of soapy water and wash and rinse the siding then it is good to go for another year. The sun will fade the color on your vinyl siding slowly but it will take you quite a few years to notice. You don't have to worry about scraping paint and doing repairs like you do with wood.
Vinyl also resists a lot of dangers to your home. Termites won't bother vinyl. It doesn't absorb water either so it resists the growth of mold in your house, but it is possible for mildew to form on vinyl under the right conditions. Vinyl offers superior protection from the weather, sun, and rain. However, it is not fire resistant. You'll want to take care and keep your grill away from the side of your home when it is covered in vinyl. If you do damage a panel of vinyl, it can be easily replaced. The only problem you run into is finding an exact match in color. Even if you find your original shade, it may not match exactly if your siding has faded. One way to work around this is to move panels around so the one that is off-color is low to the ground where it won't be seen easily.
Another reason you may want to install vinyl siding in Wyoming is because of the way it looks. It has a smooth appearance that enhances the look of your home. It gives your home a modern appearance too. You'll have a beautiful home that stays that way for years with very little upkeep involved. Plus, if you really like the look of wood but don't want the expense or maintenance involved with wood siding, you can buy vinyl that mimics the look of cedar or clapboard. That gives you the best of both worlds. The look of expensive siding at an affordable cost. The key to great looking vinyl siding in Wyoming is in the installation. Be sure to hire a contractor, like Harrington & Company, with experience and a good reputation. Vinyl is easy to work with and install, but it has to be done properly or you face problems. Vinyl isn't nailed down like wood. It is hung from nails and it can't be too tight because vinyl expands and contracts according to the temperature. If it is hung too loose, it rattles when the wind blows.