As a South Shore vinyl siding company, there are a few questions about vinyl siding that we hear all of the time. This week we’re going to answer some of the most common questions, including how long does vinyl siding last, how to tell if siding can be repaired, and if all the siding on the house needs to be replaced at once.
How Long Does Vinyl Siding Last?
Answering this question means acknowledging that some element of luck comes into every building’s lifespan. If there is extremely bad weather, a nearby fire, or other catastrophic event, the vinyl siding might wind up with a very short lifespan. For the most durable exterior siding that stands up to anything, you want brick or stone – but both of these options cost a lot of money. Vinyl siding’s affordability is a big part of the reason it’s the most popular exterior cladding in the country.
But back to the main point here: assuming good luck, your vinyl siding should last between 20-30 years. The quality of the product and skill of the installers are a big factor here. Better vinyl siding installed by experienced siding installation company will last longer.
How to Tell if Siding Can Be Repaired
It’s actually pretty amazing how holes, dents, and other damage to vinyl siding can be repaired quickly and inexpensively. However, these repairs can only happen if the siding is otherwise in good condition. Siding that’s warped, buckled, or severely cracked generally requires replacement. This is also the case if the siding has mold, mildew, fungus or rot issues going on. If you’re not sure if your siding can be repaired, have your local South Shore vinyl siding company check it out. They’ll tell you what your options are.
Does All of the Siding on the House Need to Be Replaced At Once?
While it’s the fastest and most affordable way to achieve a whole house upgrade, you don’t have to replace all of the siding on the house at once. Some homeowners delay upgrading the siding in some areas knowing they’re going to have the deck replaced soon, etc. The best vinyl siding company will work with you to achieve a installation schedule that meets your needs and budget.