Friday, September 9, 2016

Top 3 Questions Answered About Siding!

Every day we meet with homeowners wanting to replace the siding on their home. Today we are going to cover the top three questions asked in hopes to help you discover your new home improvement with much more ease!

1. Why should I choose vinyl siding for my home?
Vinyl is the leading material used for siding in the United States because of its cost efficiency, durability, color selection and the minimal maintenance required. Vinyl siding is superior to other exterior options when it comes to weather resistance as well. Vinyl siding can withstand extremely high winds and is resistant to heat, cold, and moisture. Additionally, vinyl siding has the best performance when it comes to reflecting rain away from your home. This repellent property greatly reduces the amount of water that accumulates on and around your home.

2. How much maintenance is involved with vinyl siding?
One of the greatest advantages to selecting vinyl siding for your home is vinyl siding requires very little to no almost no maintenance through the different seasons. First, and foremost, if you choose vinyl siding, you will never have to paint it! In order to maintain the fresh look of vinyl siding, the siding only needs to be washed once or twice a year depending on the landscaping around your home. That benefit alone should be considered a huge bonus when making your decision to purchase vinyl siding for your home!

3. What causes discoloration in vinyl siding?
Vinyl siding may be susceptible to discoloration, if and only if you do not properly care for it throughout the many seasons. Chemicals, sunlight, mold or dirt can discolor vinyl siding. Not to mention, many home owners are not even aware of the fact that vinyl siding may become discolored from things including: repainting a deck, liquid lawn treatments or gardening. And although it will occur slowly over time - Sunlight may also cause slight discoloration to your vinyl siding. Especially if you are in a a very dense sunlight area. And, most importantly, if you do not clean your vinyl siding at least once a year, mold and mildew may also grow. Vinyl is made from organic materials that make it easy for mold to grow. Plus, if your home is nestled in a heavily wooded area where it is prone to grow mold and mildew it will accelerate the process. Lastly, if your gutters are not kept clean it can also cause mold and mildew to grow as well on your siding at a fast pace. Gutter cover protection and regular cleanings are highly recommended when considering siding of any type if you do not already have them!

If your home is located in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan - Call Father and Son Building and Remodeling today for a free home estimate for your next remodeling project by calling 419-471-1191 or visiting our website at to learn more about us today!

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