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.
How should vinyl siding be maintained?fotex2020-04-23T20:56:07+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.
What’s so great about vinyl siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:03:11+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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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