Climate change is thought to be responsible for the increase in extreme weather events. Here in the Burlington, MA area, extreme weather events most often take the form of severe winter storms, heavy rains and flooding, and very hot summers. What type of home exterior is best for these challenging conditions?
Vinyl siding can make a legitimate case for being the best option. Today’s modern siding is a thicker, more durable product than what was available in previous generations. That’s why it does such a good job of standing up to fluctuating temperatures. Additionally, the color is included in such a way that any minimal scratches caused by debris blowing in the wind are extremely hard to see.
One of the advantages of vinyl siding is it requires little in terms of regular maintenance. Wooden siding needs to be painted every few years. Thinking about that experience in terms of climate change means that either you’ll be the person sweating it out on the ladder during an increasingly hot summer or you’ll be paying more and more money for someone else to do the job. By comparison, vinyl siding needs to be sprayed down with a pressure washer occasionally. This uses a lot less resources and is better for you and the planet.
Finally, acknowledging climate change means understanding it’s wise to save financial resources for an uncertain future. Vinyl siding is one of the most popular types of siding because it’s budget friendly. The initial cost of having vinyl siding installed in Burlington is quickly offset by the many, many decades of reliable service enjoyed. And there are no additional costs associated with having vinyl siding installed. It looks great without any additional effort or expense.
Vinyl siding is a smart choice to protect your home’s appearance and value in an age of climate change.