Siding affects the overall appearance of your home. It protects your exterior wall sheathing from moisture, insect infestation and harmful UV rays. Aside from that, the siding helps with the home’s insulation by preventing heat loss during winter and heat gain in the summer.
In this post, your local provider of replacement windows, Mid America Exteriors compares aluminum siding with vinyl.
Aluminum siding wes first used in the 1950s. It can effectively endure wearing and exposure because it’s metallic. Well-maintained aluminum siding can last for over 35 years. This type of siding is fire-, water- and rust-resistant. It doesn’t rot or promote mild and mold growth. Unlike wood siding, it doesn’t attract insects, termites or other pests.
In addition, aluminum siding is recyclable, making it a green siding option. However, it can create loud noises when hit by rain or hail. Up close, it can have a metallic appearance, which is not considered appealing by many.
Vinyl is a popular siding material among homeowners as it’s durable, requires little maintenance and is available in various colors. This siding material has exemplary insulating properties. Apart from being visually appealing, it’s durable and functional. This is why some casement and double-hung windows even use vinyl frames.
With vinyl siding, you don’t have to sacrifice good looks for function. An insulated variant can also increase the energy efficiency of your home by up to 25%. Unlike aluminum, it blocks noise due to its durable insulated cladding.
Compared to other siding materials, vinyl can resist rain, cold, salt and snow better. It doesn’t rot, dent, peel and resists scratches better than its contemporaries. It can be easily cleaned with soap and water.
Invest in vinyl siding to increase your home’s overall value. Choose Mid America Exteriors for your siding replacement project. We also offer high-quality picture, slider and garden windows. Call us at (316) 416-2045 or complete our online form for a free quote. We cater to clients in Wichita, Derby and Arkansas City, KS.