Green Living Outside The House Siding

The Benefits of Installing Siding on Your Home

Vinyl siding is a lower in cost alternative to other siding materials like aluminum and wood.  There are a variety of options to choose from and its low maintenance.  It can also help reduce your energy costs significantly and now carries a certified green product designation.

Vinyl siding has a great advantage over other siding choices visually because you can design it to look like just about anything.  Also, there are a large variety of colors and styles available.  Each color is blended into the vinyl which makes every color is as rich as possible which hides scratches.  You can also ask about custom colors as well.

Vinyl siding is very low maintenance, but it does need cleaning at times.  You can clean vinyl siding with your garden hose and that will keep dust and dirt from accumulating.  A soft-bristled brush along with a gentle cleaning solution will clean mold and heavy dirt build-up.  When scrubbing, start at the bottom of the siding and work your way up to avoid wet dirt from running down and drying on the siding.  Then rinse the siding, starting at the top making sure to get in smaller areas.  Be sure to rinse your siding immediately after scrubbing to avoid stains from your cleaning solution.

One of the best ways to make your home more comfortable and save money on your utility costs is to improve its energy efficiency by installing insulation.  However, insulating the wall cavities and ceilings of your home isn’t always enough, as heat can escape through the wall studs and other framing.  Insulated vinyl siding can help eliminate this problem and reduce your energy costs.  Insulated siding is vinyl siding with rigid foam insulation laminated or permanently attached to the panel.  It helps reduce the energy lost through framing or other building materials.

Vinyl siding comes with a product certification that is administered by an independent, accredited quality control agency.  This agency ensures that the product meets or exceeds the national consensus standards for the product category.  Installers have to be certified and demonstrate knowledge of industry-accepted application techniques.

The installation of vinyl siding will be 50% less of what the other kinds of siding materials will cost you.  Additionally, the government is currently offering tax benefits for home improvements that are green and help the environment.  With all these benefits call and get an estimate of what it cost for your home.  Make your appointment today and start benefiting today.  The long term energy savings you will be enjoying over the life of your home are worth it.

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