Siding Options Debunked…
Composite Siding: The Basics
Composite siding is designed to provide optimal protection against outside elements, water, and debris. It’s available in many different materials and styles, making it easy to find a design that’s right for your home and its exterior features. Typically, scrap wood materials are used to make this type of siding. However, the type of composite siding the skilled home improvement contractors from Eagle Building Solutions install is made from durable, resilient inorganic materials that offer better protective, aesthetic, and insulating qualities.
Vinyl Siding: The Basics
Available in a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures, vinyl siding is well-known for its versatility and ability to retain its original look for many years. Made from a type of plastic resin known as PVC, vinyl is also a type of material that’s easy to maintain because it’s highly resistant to wear and damage from insects and other common culprits that can affect home siding. The standard and insulated vinyl products we install for homeowners in Lancaster and surrounding areas are designed to maximize curb appeal for many years.
Comparing These Popular Types of Siding
Composite siding can stand the cold weather that’s commonly experienced at certain times of the year in Harrisburg, York, Reading, and the many other areas we serve in this region. And the type of composite siding we use is resistant to damage from swelling, rot, and wood-boring insects. You also won’t have to worry about regular repainting with composite either. Vinyl siding won’t dent or scratch. It’s also a type of siding that won’t need to be repainted, nor does it fade all that easily since its coloration goes all the way through the material.
With long-term exposure to moisture, vinyl can expand. When this happens, it may affect your home’s stability. This potential problem can be minimized by asking the experienced contractors from Eagle Building Solutions to check your gutters to make sure water isn’t being directly sent down onto your siding. Composite can maintain the stability of your home fairly well since it’s not as likely to become saturated from exposure to heavy rain or moisture.
Any type of siding needs occasional maintenance, but vinyl tends to require less attention than most other types of siding. Our preferred choice for composite siding is colored through completely, which also makes it easy to maintain. Oftentimes, vinyl and composite siding can be easily cleaned with soap and water or a garden hose.
Now let’s talk style. If your main priority with exterior siding for your home is aesthetics, you’ll definitely be impressed with the variety of colors available with vinyl. However, composite can offer just as many aesthetic options as vinyl. Another common plus for vinyl with style is its ability to mimic other materials like wood very well. But composite comes in some styles that are just as warm and inviting as wood and other materials, so you can’t go wrong with either choice!
Vinyl siding has many wonderful qualities, but one of these is not possessing great insulation properties. However, this particular shortcoming can be corrected by opting for insulating vinyl siding instead of standard siding. Composite siding, on the other hand, has a thermo barrier coating, which means there’s no need to add an extra layer of insulation.
Because both composite and vinyl siding is so durable and versatile, either option can offer long-term value. If you want to go strictly by the numbers, the national average cost of vinyl siding is very similar to the same average for composite siding. Prices are even more competitive for both of these materials when you turn to Eagle Building Solutions for your siding installation and replacement needs.