For years and years, vinyl siding was THE solution when it came to homeowners looking to update the exterior appearance of their homes. While vinyl and polymer siding are still popular choices for St. Louis and central Missouri homeowners today, there are other options that may be more suitable. Of course, the final decision is completely up to the homeowner, but at ABC Seamless we want you to be an informed, educated buyer before you decide which type of siding is best for your home, and your budget.
While we do install vinyl siding on Columbia homes, we also know the vast differences between vinyl, aluminum, wood, and steel siding. Vinyl siding is no doubt beautiful and adds curb appeal, but how durable is it – and does it hold up well in extreme heat or violent weather? These are a few of the details you should know before you determine which type of siding to have installed on your home. We realize that for many homeowners, budget is one factor that determines which type of siding they will have installed on their homes. However, the savings you can enjoy over the lifetime of steel siding in regards to repairing and replacing can make up the difference! The higher quality product you purchase, the longer it will last and the less maintenance it will require.
Vinyl and polymer sidings, because of the materials they are made of, have a tendency to warp, sag, even split or crack under certain conditions. Extreme heat and cold are tough on this type of siding, which easily dents as well. Aluminum siding doesn’t have the sagging or what you would almost consider “melting” issues, however it can be easily dented by hail or flying debris. Wood siding can rot or become infested with termites or other insects. Ultimately, steel siding cannot be beat due to its sheer strength and resistance against all types of weather and even wear and tear.
Here’s something you may not be aware of: When burned or on fire, vinyl produces toxic chemicals. While it’s less expensive, there is a reason for that. Even the highest quality vinyl or polymer siding may crack or take on a dull, worn appearance after just a few years.
At ABC Seamless, we will happily install the highest quality vinyl or polymer siding on your central Missouri home, however we recommend seamless steel siding for lasting durability, beauty, and protection of your home. Give us a call today, and relax knowing you can expect unparalleled results.