I personally like vinyl siding for several reasons. Vinyl siding is very reasonable in cost, installation is simple, and the product’s quality improves every year. There are a wide variety of styles and colors which can even be mixed. Most companies provide matching materials for the trim and soffit in vinyl. The vinyl will protect your house and many manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty. Vinyl is easy to repair or replace and also can be cleaned with soap and water. Vinyl applications also provide for an opportunity to wrap your home with insulation before applying which helps to make your home more energy efficient. As a result, vinyl siding can add lasting beauty to your home for a reasonable investment.
There are a few drawbacks to vinyl siding. The color of vinyl siding does tend to fade over time, although the rate is much slower than at any time in the past. The vinyl siding seams are visible and the vinyl siding can crack if it is hit hard enough. Vinyl siding can get mold on it if it doesn’t get sunlight where it can dry but this can be washed easily.
My suggestion is make sure to buy the best quality, heavy duty product from a local company which has been in business for many years and will be there to service you if there is ever a problem. If you install it yourself follow the instructions carefully and you should never have to reside your house again.