Vinyl Siding Pros and Cons

Vinyl siding has been around for decades and has seen some improvements over the years. The durable plastic siding continues to be a popular choice among homeowners for its various benefits. If you're considering remodeling your home's exterior with vinyl siding, it's important to consider the pros and cons.


If you're wondering whether vinyl siding is still good, have a look at several reasons why many homeowners choose it.

Low Maintenance: Once it is installed, vinyl siding requires little upkeep to maintain its condition. You only need to wash it occasionally, and because the material has a sleek surface, you can easily remove debris or dirt buildup. You also won't need to repaint your exterior because vinyl siding comes with the color baked in, meaning it won't peel off. 

Versatile: Vinyl siding comes in a variety of styles, colors and realistic textures. It can be made to look like many materials, from wood to cedar. The versatility of this type of siding allows you to customize your exterior to your desired style needs. 

Durable: Vinyl is made from polyvinyl chloride, which makes it resistant to harsh weather, rust, mold or other elements that would affect the material's integrity and appearance. If the panels get cracked or scratched, you can repair or replace them individually without compromising the rest of the siding. 

Inexpensive: Vinyl is relatively inexpensive compared to other types of siding. It is durable and long-lasting and can offer the appearance of other materials like wood or slate at a more affordable price. Vinyl is also easier to install due to its lightweight and interlocking design, making it more cost-effective. 

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This house received a brand new exterior facade renovation with siding, fascia, soffit, and gutters.


While using vinyl siding for homes can be beneficial, it still has drawbacks. Here are a few disadvantages of vinyl siding.

Hides Moisture Issues: When vinyl siding is installed improperly, it can lead to water being trapped under the siding's sections. Since vinyl is water-resistant, it won't be affected and will effectively hide moisture issues that lead to mold buildup in your home. 

Prone to Denting: The panels of vinyl siding can be dented by heavy objects such as rocks or debris during a storm. While it is possible to replace the affected panels, the process is time-consuming and difficult due to vinyl's interlocking design. 

Poor Heat Resistance: When vinyl is exposed to high temperatures, the panels can warp or melt, which will affect the shape of your siding. If you live in an area with extremely hot summers, you might need to continually repair or change panels. 

Decreases Home Value: While vinyl has lower upfront costs than other siding materials, it can lower your home value. Homebuyers tend to view vinyl siding homes as inferior to homes with exteriors made with real wood, slate or other materials. 

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You can tell alot about a company by the employees they hire. TRC is a company of integrity. The project manager, Peter, came out and walked us through every detail of a new roof, siding and windows. He and His crew came out and completely transformed our home and when they were finished there wasn’t a trace that a total house facelift just happened except for the beauty they left behind. They are hard working, honest, dependable and always respectful.

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Was totally impressed from the beginning visit to discuss replacing my roof to the final minute that the trucks left my property. Personnel were informative and caring in addition to giving me a good price that I could work with. The construction crew arrived ready to work and they sure did! Worked very hard for a day and a half and when they left, you couldn’t even tell they had replaced a roof because they were so thorough in their clean-up. Plus, the roof looks wonderful–matches the neighboring roofs in our community. Thank You, Total Roofing!

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Thanks for working with me on getting my skylight removed from my townhome. I appreciate your flexibility with scheduling the work and the quality of the work your crew did.

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