Vinyl siding is one of the most widely used exterior wall cladding materials in the market today. It offers a variety of choices, plus it’s durable and affordable. But why is there so much bad rap about this versatile product? Here are common myths and misconceptions about vinyl siding that you might have encountered:
Vinyl Siding Is not Eco-friendly
Some claim that vinyl siding emits dioxin, a toxic gas created when certain materials are burned. The truth is, the amount of dioxin that can be attributed to vinyl siding is less than one-half of one percent of the total dioxin released into the atmosphere every year. Additionally, some also believe that vinyl siding cannot be recycled, contributing to trash in landfills. However, old vinyl siding can be recycled and turned into new plastic products like fences, vinyl windows, pipes and garden hoses.
Vinyl Siding Looks Cheap and Weak
Newer improvements have been done to vinyl siding, allowing it to stand up against strong winds up to 110 mph. The material used are so durable that there’s virtually no need for additional painting nor maintenance. It can even be made to mimic the appearance of natural wood. Matching new decks and siding is now a breeze with the vibrant colors and styles to choose from.
Vinyl Siding Is Expensive
Vinyl is in fact the most cost-effective siding material to use in your home because it will never need additional work like painting or deep cleaning. Colors tend to stay vibrant even in the harshest environments, and it only needs periodic cleaning with some water and mild soap to stay good-looking.
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