We have harped on the Durability of the Vinyl siding all this while. Obvious question would be – so how long does Vinyl siding last? This is one aspect which is quite unmatchable for any other material. On an average, PVC lasts for 20-40 years and depending on the quality and thickness used, it can lasts entire lifetime of the house with the warranty even passed on to the next set of house owners.
- With so many advantages, surely PVC can’t be cheap right? The last question to consider: Is Vinyl siding good investment? We will have to look at it from three angles:
- Cost of installation, maintenance & repair – cost of installation is relatively cheap and maintenance & repair would come into the picture depending on the quality used in the first place. Over the years, the color tends to fade away and the fencing becomes dirty. Planks can break due to weather conditions leading to changing the entire plank.
- House value – not everyone like the look of PVC outside the house and still prefer the traditional look of wood or metal. This is where selling the house can be tricky.
- Recycle – Another major issue with PVC is that it is non-recyclable, hence not great for the environment.
The benefit of using PVC out weighs the cons and is a clear winner amongst the given options. The manufacturers should look at reducing the environmental trouble caused by the use of PVC. You can choose from all the available options as per your requirements.