A Buyer’s Guide to Vinyl Siding

You can give your home an instant makeover — with a relatively high return on investment compared to other remodeling projects — just by installing vinyl siding. Based on the average labor costs and resale values nationwide, you can see a 74.7% return on investment by installing new vinyl siding. Here is a handy buyer’s guide to vinyl siding.

What Is Vinyl Siding?

Vinyl siding is a resistant, plastic wrapping used to cover homes. It serves the dual purpose of protecting your home from the elements and making it look beautiful. Vinyl consists mainly of durable and low-maintenance polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. As a result, owners no longer have to paint their homes every few years.

If you are environmentally conscious, vinyl is a great option — it lasts for decades and has a lower impact throughout its life cycle compared to other siding materials. Vinyl also comes in various textures, shades and colors, allowing homeowners to decide what aesthetic look they want for their home.

How Is Vinyl Siding Made?

Vinyl siding is heated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that goes through a color-infusion blending process, which stops the color from flaking or chipping off. The bonded mixture is then extruded through a die or poured into sheets using a mold, which is then embossed, giving it texture and patterning. 

What Are the Benefits of Vinyl Siding?

Vinyl siding is versatile and practical and has many benefits, including:

1. Aesthetic Value

Homes with a vinyl finish have an improved aesthetic and curbside value. Prospective homebuyers often seek out vinyl siding as it’s low-maintenance and highly durable. If you’ve just bought your home and it doesn’t have vinyl s