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Is Vinyl Siding a Good Choice for the Winter Months?

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When you’re fixing up your home’s exterior, one crucial consideration for every product you install is how it will hold up to your unique local weather patterns. With winter comes some of the most severe weather patterns of the entire year, ranging from blizzards to freezing rain. It’s important to make sure the products you pick will still perform in the weather that’s most likely to affect you in the years to come. Let’s take a look at what performance you can expect from vinyl siding and how it holds up against common winter problems. 

What Can You Expect from Vinyl Siding During Winter Months?

Vinyl siding provides exceptional protection from the elements as well as an attractive finish for your home’s outside. You can expect vinyl siding to keep your home wrapped in a layer of insulation that keeps you warm indoors regardless of whether freezing rain, snow or sleet pours down outside. This insulation is both key to a warm interior and part of what makes vinyl siding so energy efficient, meaning you’ll reap the benefits on upcoming utility bills. Additionally, the vinyl surface itself repels moisture, so even heavy rain won’t impact your insulation’s ability to keep your home comfortable. 

snow covered home with replacement windows

What Makes Vinyl Siding a Good Option?

Want more specifics on exactly how vinyl siding protects your home during the winter months? Let’s dig a little deeper into common problems you may find yourself dealing with this time of year. 

Vinyl Siding Can Withstand High Winds

Winter storms bring high winds that drive against your home. With vinyl siding, especially high-performance siding, you can expect to hear the wind howling without any worry about damage to your home. Thanks to vinyl’s secure interlocking panel design, the siding itself is built to stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws its way. 

High Impact Resistance

With high wind and winter storms comes the inevitability of debris with the potential to damage your home’s exterior. Falling tree limbs and precarious outdoor decor from your neighbors’ yards could certainly leave a mark, but high-performance vinyl siding has high impact resistance. Siding of this caliber, fitted with up to 1-½” thick insulation,1 is made to stand up to direct hits. That means you won’t need to worry about a tree limb striking the side of your home during a storm.

Protection Against Rot and Mildew

Another unpleasant aftermath of storms, especially with water damage, is rot and mildew. Vinyl, unlike wood, is waterproof. Its interlocking panel design is engineered to keep water from infiltrating the insulation beneath, helping your home’s wooden frame stay safe from rot and mildew. 

Can Vinyl Siding Be Installed During Winter?

Vinyl siding can be installed year-round, though we would caution against installing new siding during a blizzard! Our highly trained crews are professionals who know how to get the job done through rain, snow or shine. Short of severe weather, we’re prepared to get to work straight away. 

Should You Invest in Vinyl Siding?

If your home is in need of a little TLC due to winter weather damage or if it’s just time to replace old siding, vinyl siding makes a great choice! We’ve covered its durability above, but the ease of maintenance involved makes it a perennially popular choice for homeowners. Once that winter storm is over, if there’s any dirt or debris left on your siding, a quick rinse with soap and water should be all that’s needed to bring your siding back to like-new appearance. Reach out to us today to learn more about how vinyl siding can benefit your home! 

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