QUESTION: VINYL SIDING VS ALUMINUM SIDING
ANSWER: When it comes to installing or replacing siding, most homeowners must consider the decision of vinyl siding versus aluminum siding. These days, more and more people choose vinyl siding. In fact, some estimates say that vinyl siding now makes up over 80% of siding installed. Here are a couple of reasons to choose vinyl over aluminum siding:
1. Color – Vinyl siding is made with the color that is solid throughout the material. Aluminum, on the other hand, is metal with an enamel paint finish. This means that if your siding gets scratched, vinyl will keep the same color (most likely making the scratch invisible) whereas with aluminum siding the enamel can be scraped off leaving the natural metallic color showing through.
2. Denting – Aluminum siding can dent (think of it as similar to the metal on a car door). This can leave very unattractive sections on the exterior of your house that are difficult and/or expensive to repair. Vinyl is dent resistant so your siding will continue to look like new for many years.
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