Vinyl Siding vs. Brick and Wood
On March, 22, 2018
Many of your clients may not ever consider adding vinyl siding to their home, opting instead to keep the exteriors of their homes on Long Island covered with the more traditional brick or wood sidings. But in fact, vinyl siding is one of the most popular and widely used materials for the exteriors of homes in Northeast, and that’s for a very good reason. Vinyl siding offers buildings great protection at a great value—so if you’re working on a home’s exteriors, you may want to bring your clients attention to the vinyl siding options available at BrightView Distribution.
Vinyl Siding Design and Color
One of the best things about vinyl siding is that the color is built right in. It won’t fade or chip or peel, and it never needs to be repainted as part of the maintenance for a home. Plus, the amount of colors that are available means that you’ll be able to find the perfect siding for any home that you’re working on.
As your trusted exterior building materials distributors, we can walk you through our large selection of different vinyl siding designs and guarantee that you’ll find siding that will work well with any home on Long Island. Vinyl can be made to have the appearance of real wood, cedar shakes, and nearly any other kind of material, so it will certainly be aesthetically sound, no matter what sort of home you’re working on. But that’s just the beginning.
Durability of Vinyl Siding
The other main thing that vinyl siding has going for it, especially against wood, is its durability. Wood can be attacked my moisture, mold and mildew, and even termites, but vinyl siding won’t be damaged by any of these. It can never warp or crap, and it can last a lifetime as long as it’s properly installed.
Plus, it’s extremely low maintenance: where other materials will need to be regularly and intensively cleaned in order for them to stay attractive and in great condition, vinyl requires almost no maintenance, and it can be easily cleaned with little more than a hose and running water.
It may go without saying, but brick and stone are the most durable siding that you can install. However, there’s one more quality of vinyl that puts it on top.
While brick and stone can be more durable, and wood can be more attractive (although many vinyl siding designs are strong rivals), vinyl siding certainly has the highest value. Because its durable, practically maintenance free, and able to look just as great as any other kind of siding, vinyl is an excellent choice—but it’s also far and away the most cost-effective option for siding on any home on Long Island.