Vinyl Siding FAQsfotex2020-04-23T20:59:10+00:00

Vinyl Siding FAQs

This page will provide answers to many of the typical questions and concerns that are posed when approaching your next project.

When is the best time to install siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:03:56+00:00

Because of the longevity of siding, it is usually best to have it installed on a home you are planning on living in for at least three years. However, beautiful siding can be installed any time of year.

How should vinyl siding be maintained?fotex2020-04-23T20:56:07+00:00

Vinyl requires little more than a gentle cleaning once a year or so.

Is thicker vinyl siding better?fotex2020-04-23T21:09:49+00:00

As the thickness of vinyl siding increases, two things tend to happen: Durability increases and aesthetics improve. Thicker vinyl siding is better able to mimic the profile of wood siding and shingles. However, better looks, quality and longevity come at a cost. That’s why thin siding still exists.

Will bleach hurt vinyl siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:08:03+00:00

Although vinyl siding can also be cleaned with detergents, Clorox is much more effective for removing stubborn baked-on dirt, soot, stains, mold and mildew. Clorox bleach will not harm vinyl siding as long as it is properly diluted and thoroughly rinsed from the surface.

How long does vinyl siding usually last?fotex2020-04-23T21:06:13+00:00

Vinyl siding is manufactured to last a very long time. Warranties for vinyl siding can range from 20-40 years depending on the thickness with many manufacturers now offering lifetime warranties that can be transferred to the next owner.

What kinds of products do you use at Select Home Improvements?fotex2020-04-23T21:04:48+00:00

We prioritize excellence and lifetime of materials. That is how we offer the best siding replacement in California.

Is pressure washing bad for vinyl siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:06:52+00:00

YES, pressure washing absolutely can damage vinyl siding if done incorrectly. Pressure washing is not good to use on any kind of softer surface, and vinyl siding is a hard surface, but it’s not as hard as, say, brick.

Is it all right if you just repaint instead of getting new siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:00:09+00:00

It depends on the condition of your existing siding. If it’s in good shape then repainting is fine, but if it’s warped or aging, then you should get it replaced with vinyl.

What warranties do you offer?fotex2020-04-23T21:05:41+00:00

We offer both manufacturer and workmanship warranties, so you have nothing to worry about

What’s so great about vinyl siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:03:11+00:00

This material is durable, versatile and easy to install.

Does vinyl siding decrease home value?fotex2020-04-23T21:08:38+00:00

Vinyl siding is a reasonably priced, lightweight, and virtually maintenance-free way of providing thermal protection to the home’s exterior. According to “Remodeling Magazine’s” 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, a midsize vinyl siding remodel will increase your home’s value by 78.2 percent of the project’s cost.

What is under vinyl siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:07:25+00:00

The wood that goes under residential siding — exterior sheathing — performs several functions. It adds insulation, waterproofing and structural support for the framing. It also provides a surface on which to nail the siding. The most common sheathing materials include oriented strand board and plywood.

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