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Facts You Need to Know About Vinyl Siding

Despite the introduction of newer materials, vinyl remains one of today’s most popular siding material options. If this is the first time you’re getting your siding replaced and you’re on the fence about it, here are some facts you need to know now:

FACT: Vinyl Siding Is Made of PVC

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is used in many consumer products, including vinyl records and electrical insulation, and has seen extensive use in the construction industry, particularly in sewage pipes, window frames and siding.

FACT: Vinyl Comes in Many Colors

While traditional manufacturing techniques limit colors to neutrals like beige and gray, today’s techniques now allow any color to be “molded-in”, giving you the option to choose the colors you want during the manufacturing process.

FACT: Vinyl Siding Is Low-Maintenance

Molded-in colors also eliminate the need to frequently scrape and repaint your siding, which means more savings on painting costs. Vinyl is also inherently low-maintenance, which means you can choose to have light-colored siding and not worry about extensive cleaning. In fact, all you need is soap suds or a 3:7 vinegar-to-water solution to clean your vinyl siding plus a garden hose for rinsing.

FACT: Vinyl Siding Is Wind-Resistant

When properly installed, vinyl siding can resist winds up to 110 mph. The good news is that, even if the wind does tear it off, vinyl siding is much easier to reinstall compared with other siding types.

FACT: Vinyl Siding Comes in Different Textures

Vinyl siding is traditionally associated with the plastic texture reminiscent of pre-built bathroom doors, but today’s vinyl siding allows adding texture like wood grain, which can provide a rustic look if that’s what you’re after. Our vinyl siding installations also come with matching accessories and trim pieces for an elegant look.

FACT: Vinyl Siding Is the Most Popular Siding Material

The main reason modern vinyl siding is so popular is because it strikes the right balance between price, lifespan and beauty options. But that doesn’t mean that your home will look the same as every other home in the neighborhood; with the aforementioned options and the right contractor, you can choose vinyl siding and still make your home look timeless and elegant.

DryTech Roofing holds certification from the Vinyl Siding Institute, which means members of our installation team are trained as master siding installers. Learn more about our vinyl siding options by calling us at (240) 491-5600 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve many areas in and near Maryland.