The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

Drive around any neighborhood in America and you are bound to see at least one home with vinyl siding, if not more. It is a very popular building material. If you are contemplating installing vinyl siding on your home, it is important you consider the pros and cons of doing so. Which is what your friends at Innovative Builders are eager to share with you today.


The first con of vinyl siding revolves around installation. With a little bit of time, patience, and skill, you can do the job yourself, but many people rely on contractors to do the job instead. But even if you choose to have a contractor do the installation, not all contractors know how to do it well. A common blunder that people make during installation is nailing down the siding too tightly. This ultimately leads to warping, cracking, and bulging as the siding naturally expands and contracts with the weather.

In addition to there being room for error when installing, vinyl siding is also easier to damage. For example, thrown rocks or hail from storms can easily punch holes into siding. And once siding has been damaged, the entire plank must be replaced. It cannot be patched.


Two of the strongest advantages to vinyl siding is that it is inexpensive and low maintenance. Vinyl siding is one of the least expensive materials you can get your hands on. This alone is a major win. But on top of that, vinyl siding is a smart choice if minimal maintenance is important to you. The color of siding is baked in, not painted on top. This means that the color will not peel, crack or flake off. And when dirt and cobwebs build up on siding, all you need to do is wash them away with your garden hose.

If you have considered your options and think that the pros outweigh the cons of vinyl siding, give Innovative Builders a call. Our expert tradesmen can install your vinyl siding the right way and for the right price. Call us today for a free quote!

By Innovative Builders 3-18-2022