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How many different kinds of roofs can you spot on the houses on your street? A few decades ago, you may have only seen shingle roofs, perhaps with the occasional slate roof mixed in. But these days, there are more kinds of roofing on the market. Metal roofs are becoming common because they can be made from recycled materials. Tile is a popular choice because it lasts a lot longer than other roofing materials. And then there are some roofers who install rubber roofs because they're smooth and easy to install. Learn more about roofs of all types on this blog.

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Why Vinyl Siding Is The Only Sensible Option For Most Homes

Siding has long been a popular addition to homes across America, and indeed, the world. Not only does siding add a nice, visually appealing facade to your house, but it also performs a few very vital services such as protecting your home from the elements and increasing the amount of insulation you have. If you are considering siding installation, that is great, but it is important that you choose the right type. For the vast majority of Americans, the only sensible choice when it comes to siding is vinyl. Here are three reasons, among many, that highlight why you should choose vinyl siding installation.

Very Good Performance Record

Whether it comes down to how much insulation your siding provides, how well it can handle the weather or just how long it lasts without breaking down, vinyl siding is generally the clear winner. That is because vinyl is not a naturally occurring resource but rather one that is specifically built for these purposes. It is tough for organic varieties of siding, like timber, to compete with vinyl in terms of how utilitarian it is. There are reasons to pick timber siding, but it would be very hard to make an argument about why timber performs better than vinyl in a day-to-day scenario.

Resembles Timber

The main reason people these days will choose timber siding is simple: they think that it looks the best. While that is certainly a valid reason for which to pick timber, that does not mean that vinyl siding looks bad, far from it. In fact, many different vinyl manufacturing plants can create siding that looks almost identical to timber, which almost reduces this benefit into oblivion. A lot of houses you see with timber siding can and often are actually vinyl, they just look so convincing it is hard to tell the difference with the naked eye from the street.

Cost 

When it comes down to it, money is a very important factor for most American homes, and choosing a feature that you are adding to your house can be nerve-wracking. Wooden siding is not only more expensive per foot, but it is harder to install and can take more time. Vinyl siding installation is easier because the material is purpose-built to slide in properly where you want it. This reduces your overall material and labor costs, which will be a primary factor in the decision-making process of most Americans.