Vinyl & Aluminum Siding
Aluminum siding may seem like an old-fashioned option, however, it is a valid alternative to vinyl. Both materials are simple to maintain and fairly durable. Aluminum can dent and fade, however it will not crack the way in which vinyl will. In addition, aluminum isn’t usually considered dangerous for your health or even the atmosphere.
Vinyl siding is durable and available in a ton of textures and colors. Since the color is throughout the vinyl, dings, damages and scrapes aren’t as obvious. Advanced production techniques can create siding that does a great job of resembling wood-grain or stone. As well as being lightweight, vinyl can, in most cases, be installed directly over existing materials. This makes it a good retrofit option. And being easy to handle, vinyl installation can be done quickly, which cuts down on labor costs.
Insulated Vinyl Siding
Relatively new to the market, insulated vinyl siding includes a layer of broadened polystyrene foam. Insulated vinyl is one of the products that will help a home achieve Energy Star qualification.