Looking for a replacement for your old aluminum siding? Why not vinyl? Vinyl siding is one of the most popular siding materials in America. Over the past 20 years, more homeowners have installed vinyl siding on their homes than any other siding material, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute. Learn more about why you should update your aluminum siding to vinyl in this week’s blog!
Updating Your Aluminum Siding to Vinyl
Aluminum Siding and Oxidation
One of the biggest problems with aluminum is that like any metal, it has a tendency to oxidize over time. This affects both the aesthetic and functional performance of the siding.
In terms of aesthetics, oxidation creates a chalkiness that will change the way the siding looks. Most homeowners don’t like the look of oxidized vinyl. In addition, you’ll need to need to remove the chalk before you repaint the siding.
In terms of the functional performance of the siding, oxidation exposes the metal underneath the surface of the siding, which could lead to corrosion.
Other Problems with Aluminum Siding
Here are a few other problems that are common to aluminum siding:
- The sound of rain hitting the siding can be loud and distracting to some homeowners.
- Scratches in aluminum siding are very noticable.
- It can dent easily and is very difficult to repair.
- It is generally not in high demand among homeowners, which is worth considering if you’re trying to sell your home.
Make the Switch to Vinyl Siding
So why should you make the switch to vinyl siding from aluminum?
First, vinyl will never oxidize. You’ll never get a chalkiness on vinyl siding, and you don’t have to worry about oxidation leading to corrosion.
Second, you’ll never have to paint your vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is available in hundreds of colors that are very resistant to fading.
Third, vinyl siding is much easier to repair than aluminum siding.
Fourth, as we mentioned in the introduction, vinyl siding is in high demand among homeowners. In fact, it’s the most desirable siding material available! This is well worth considering if you’re thinking about selling your home.
To learn more about switching from aluminum to vinyl siding, contact Schaefer Siding and Exteriors today. We’ve been installing siding in Maryland since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star rated Contractor. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information.