Vinyl siding walls were introduced in the United States some 60 years ago. The initial period of their invention were a relatively lean period for the industry as a whole, due to the fact that the technology required to sustain them had quite simply not caught up with the new product per se. Anything from harsh sunlight to prolonged exposure to storms and winds had a negative effect on such sidings. After a period of time of being exposed to the external environment, these sidings ‘gave up the ghost’ so to speak and started sagging or developed cracks, which is why Aluminum sidings continued to rule the roost. But the manufacturers of vinyl sidings continued till they eventually persevered and their products became increasingly popular not just all over the country, but the entire continent.
Following are a few advantages that vinyl siding gives to home owners:
· Extensive availability
Modern vinyl is essentially a synthetic product that has been manufactured with various commonly available chemicals which in turn, are essentially derivatives of chlorine salts and ethylene and as such there is no dearth of raw materials where vinyl siding is concerned. So there is neither any shortage nor black marketing of these chemicals and that is one of they key reasons why vinyl siding is commonly available nation wide.
· Recyclable properties
The different types of vinyl sidings can be recycled and put to different uses even after they have been disposed off, this decreases their overall ecological footprint and makes them more environmentally friendly than many of their counterparts.
· Greater resistance from elemental outrages
One of the best things about vinyl siding is that it has been created keeping in mind strong resistance from any furies that nature may unleash on the unwary home owner. From hailstorms to heavy rainfall to snow, from high winds to harsh sunlight, vinyl Siding has chalked up a justifiable reputation in combating the vagrancies of the weather. In other words it is far superior to other sidings when it comes to violent weather patterns and does not require as much of extensive repair after storm damage as many other kinds of sidings.
So much so, that it is the number one choice for many residents of rural locales in areas where violent storms are the norm rather than the exception.
· Greater safety from fire hazards
When it comes to choosing a wall siding option that is more resistant to fire than any other type around, vinyl siding is the winner. They have high fire safety ratings and indeed many a vinyl siding company has been in compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations regarding fire safety.
· A bewildering array of textures and designs
Vinyl siding unlike many of its counterparts is available in a huge variety of textures, designs as well as color options. In fact, vinyl colors do not require fresh coats at periodic intervals since the paint is part of the manufacturing process, thus enabling them to last far longer that many other type of sidings.