Vinyl siding was first introduced to the exterior cladding market in the early 1960s and steadily grew in popularity over the next four decades because of its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. The product is manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that gives it impact resistance, rigidity and strength.
PVC starts with two simple building blocks: chlorine (57%) from common salt and ethylene (43%) from natural gas. Most of the natural gas utilized to manufacture ethylene is domestically produced, which reduces consumption of imported oil products.
Today, vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding across the United States and Canada. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics show since 1995 more homeowners side their homes with vinyl than with any other material. Vinyl siding is available in a broad palette of colors, profiles and architectural trim to assist architects, builders and homeowners in customizing their new construction and renovation designs, and can complement historical restoration projects.
While you’re here, explore and discover the possibilities that today’s vinyl siding offers.
Performance. Beauty. Value. Whether you’re planning a neighborhood, designing or building a single house or an entire development, or remodeling an existing home, these are attributes you’ll certainly want to offer your customers. And you can – by including vinyl siding as the exterior cladding of choice. You may be surprised what you can achieve using vinyl siding, architectural trim and accessories. Vinyl siding helps create houses and neighborhoods with distinctive style and unique character that appeal to home buyers and homeowners alike. And helps build communities of undeniable attraction and lasting value.
Look around. You’ll soon discover why America sides with vinyl at a rate nearly double that of any other exterior cladding material.
As the leading exterior cladding, vinyl siding takes it share of criticism from representatives of competing products. Unfortunately, much of what they claim about vinyl siding is outdated, inaccurate or misleading.
As you weigh exterior cladding options to incorporate in neighborhood plans, be sure you have all the facts. Vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding across the United States and Canada.
Other Includes cinder block, stone and other types (beginning in 2008 fiber cement is tracked separately going back to 2005). Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Vinyl siding is used most often on new, single-family houses priced up to $500,000 and is second only to stucco at all price points $500,000 and above.
The reasons why vinyl siding is used so often become apparent when you compare it to other cladding materials. Take a moment to review the side-by-side, "apples to apples" comparisons provided here. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact us.