If your vinyl siding company is telling you that vinyl siding is always the best option, then you should be finding another contractor. The truth of the matter is that it is not always a good idea, although there are plenty of times when it makes perfect sense. Here are a few situations in which it makes sense and in which it doesn’t.
Historic Status – If you have a historic home, you do not want to change over to vinyl siding, as you may lose your historic status if you don’t gain permission ahead of time to do so. You could also face possible fines and even a lawsuit in some areas. Always check on this before proceeding. Also be sure to check with your HOA if you live in a community or deed-restricted area.
Stucco – If your home has a stucco exterior, you may or may not want to change to vinyl. For the most part, stucco is more expensive and adds more value to a home. However, if your stucco is in bad shape to the point that it needs to be removed, going with vinyl siding rather than having stucco reapplied may be a good idea if you want to save some money.
New Construction – Going with vinyl siding on new construction rather than wood siding makes a lot of sense as it will last up to ten times longer and does not need to be painted or sealed. It is also more affordable than wood or aluminum siding and is not subject to termites and other wood destroying pests.
If you would like to know more about vinyl siding, and would like advice on whether it would be a good option for your Winter Park, FL home, give us a call at Eden Construction for a free consultation and estimate on vinyl siding.