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Myths Debunked: 3 Common Misconceptions About Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is durable, cost-effective, low-maintenance and comes in a wide variety of colors. Despite its advantages, a lot of homeowners are hesitant about installing vinyl siding because of several myths. 

What are some of the common misconceptions about vinyl siding? All American Roofing, one of the state’s top roofing companies, lists them. 

1. Vinyl Siding Looks Flimsy and Cheap 

Manufacturers have introduced vinyl siding that can mimic the look and feel of more expensive premium materials, such as wood. Vinyl siding also comes in a wide variety of fade-resistant colors—as many as 350 unique color combinations according to The Vinyl Siding Institute— giving you maximum design flexibility. 

2. Vinyl Isn’t As Durable as Other Types of Siding Materials 

This may have been true in the past, but manufacturers have since made numerous improvements to vinyl siding and windows. For instance, standard vinyl siding can resist winds reaching up to 110 mph while vinyl windows can support glass panes as large as the ones used in picture windows. 

Vinyl siding also resists a wide range of common siding problems, most notably moisture damage. Plus, it doesn’t need a lot of upkeep to maintain its durability or aesthetic appeal. 

3. Vinyl Siding Isn’t Recyclable 

Need an eco-friendly siding replacement? Vinyl siding is easy to install and 100% recyclable. Discarded vinyl siding can be melted down and refashioned into other products, like pipes, fencing, hoses and even window frames, so you don’t have to worry about your vinyl siding ending up in the landfill. To ensure you get to enjoy all of the benefits of vinyl siding, only experienced contractors should handle the siding installation. 

Looking for experienced contractors near you? All American Roofing has nearly four decades of experience and offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including siding and window installation services. To request a free consultation, call us at (405) 787-0400 or (918) 583-0100. You can also fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma City as well as the surrounding communities.