Considerations When Purchasing Vinyl siding Naperville

by | Feb 6, 2013 | Home Improvement


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Vinyl siding has been in the construction industry since its introduction in the latter end of the 1950’s. There were some initial problems, which led to having improvements made on the formula and the product improved quite dramatically. There are some who say that vinyl is the best thing that has ever happened to siding and then there are others who prefer to go with natural siding such as wood. Vinyl was introduced as an aluminum replacement and has become quite popular accounting for 32% or all siding purchases in the United States.

When selecting the Vinyl siding In Naperville you want, you must take the weather into consideration. Selecting thin siding if you live in an area with heavy winds can lead to your siding being blown away by a strong gale of wind. To make the siding stronger, some manufacturers have put some modifications in place. The vinyl has been made thicker giving it a heavy gauge. They have also introduced various nailing hems as well as additional bends. Some have put in sliding fiber glass rods that work by holding or locking the panels that are next to each other together so that they can become stiffer.

Other manufacturers have put in a fabric nailing hem that is more flexible which then allows for much tighter nailing. In windy areas, manufacturers recommend a folded nailing hem as this makes the vinyl thicker reducing the risk of getting ripped off by the wind. They have also increased the R-values of the vinyl siding which makes it able to withstand heavy, high speed winds. If the siding is insulated, it can also reduce the sound of wind and other noises by 45 percent.

Vinyl siding is touted as a low maintenance material. This is because all you have to do is wash it from time to time and remove dirt, mold, mildew and a chalky oxidation that tends to collect on its surface. In order to clean it properly a mixture of water and vinegar on a 3:1 ratio should be used and the siding should be scrubbed with a soft brush. Should the water and vinegar fail to do the job, try 1 gallon of water and in it add a quart of liquid bleach, laundry detergent and powdered household cleaner at a ratio of 0.3:0.6 of a cup.

Over the years, your vinyl siding Naperville will fade but you will not need to paint for at least 10 – 15 years from the date of installation. It is good to know that you can paint the vinyl when it fades or if you want to give your home a face lift. Go with latex paint and speak to the manufacturer before you paint. Some manufacturers will void your warranty if you do paint.

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