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Vinyl Siding

How Long Does Vinyl Siding Last?

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When it’s time to replace your home’s exterior siding, you’ll be looking for a material that’s capable of holding up well over time with minimal fuss. Vinyl siding is an extremely forgiving option, lasting for decades and, since it’s a low-maintenance siding option, it won’t require much work on your part for it to look just as great on your Long Island home as the day it was installed. But there’s more to it than that. Find out how long vinyl siding can last, why it lasts that long and what you can do to keep your siding looking brand new as the years go by. 

How Many Years Will Vinyl Siding Hold Up? 

With regular care, vinyl siding’s lifespan can last up to 40 years. This assumes the vinyl siding will be receiving semi-regular maintenance and cleaning. Your vinyl siding’s warranty is useful here, since it can tell you exactly how long you can expect good performance. Window World’s vinyl siding comes with a limited lifetime warranty for your peace of mind. 

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How Does Vinyl Compare to Other Siding Options?

We’ve established vinyl siding is a long-lasting material for your home’s exterior. How does it compare to other popular siding choices? We’ll compare these siding options so you can have a full understanding of the options available to you on the market. 

Why Does Vinyl Siding Last?

There are several main reasons why vinyl siding is such a popular exterior siding choice for Long Island homeowners. Here’s why vinyl can last as long as it does. 

Vinyl Stays Strong

Whether it’s rain, snow or hail, vinyl siding is engineered to be tough against whatever the elements throw your way. Part of the reason vinyl holds up as long as it does is that it’s so well-suited to resist the elements. Neither heat nor freezing temperatures will crack or warp the siding, and, since the color of vinyl siding is solid through and through, it won’t fade from constant sun over time. You won’t even need to worry about the color chipping or flaking off due to sun exposure. This alone is a significant reason vinyl siding lasts as long as it does. 

Vinyl is Highly Durable

In addition to being resistant to the elements, vinyl siding is strong against more everyday hits and scrapes. That means that if an errant basketball hits the side of your home in afternoon practice gone awry, you likely won’t need to be concerned about dents. This durability is even more notable with higher-grade vinyl siding, due to its increased insulation and width. 

All Window World vinyl siding comes with 1.5-inch thick foam insulation, which serves as a durability measure and provides increased energy efficiency for your HVAC system! 

No Concerns for Rot or Warping

Vinyl siding doesn’t rot or warp, which is one huge reason why homeowners turn to it as an alternative to traditional wood siding. Window World’s vinyl siding has a like-wood texture without the onerous care or more frequent replacements needed to prevent moisture infiltration and warping. As a result, moisture infiltration and eventual insect infestations as a cause and result of rot aren’t a worry Long Island homeowners will need to keep in the back of their minds over time.

What Maintenance Will Help Vinyl Siding Last?

For its high performance, vinyl siding is remarkably low-maintenance. If you notice any debris, a soft brush and mild cleaning solution is all that’s needed to get it back to how it looked the day it was installed. Rinse the siding with water to finish. This same cleaning technique can be used to clean rust stains vinyl siding on your house might acquire over time. With cleaning and maintenance performed about twice a year, your siding should hold up well over the years to come!

Vinyl Siding Built to Last with Window World of Long Island

Window World of Atlanta is more than happy to help you learn more about replacement vinyl siding options for your home. It’s an easy, cost-effective way to enhance your home’s curb appeal without having to worry about constant, costly maintenance that adds up over time. Contact us today for a free estimate and to find out how our siding choices can benefit your home!