Mastercraft Exteriors | America's Roofing and Siding Experts

 

Siding

Mastercraft Exteriors performs around 1000 to 1500 siding projects annually. Vinyl siding has drastically changed in the last 10 years. What used to be an inferior product now outperforms steel, aluminum and, in some cases, cement board.

We find a lot of our clients have difficulty deciding between aluminum or vinyl siding during the restoration process. Below you will find the benefits from choosing vinyl siding by Mastercraft Exteriors.

Durability

Vinyl siding is flexible, allowing it to bend to almost any form. Aluminum siding is more rigid, meaning if it is bent too much it will crack and break apart. Because aluminum siding is more rigid, it also can be dented like the side of a car. Once aluminum siding is damaged, it needs to be replaced and this is difficult to do. In order to repair a piece of siding, the pieces around the damaged piece must be disturbed as well, which then starts a domino effect of repairing panels. It’s not uncommon to ultimately replace ⅓ of the siding when performing a repair on one single piece. Repairs on aluminum can be costly and time consuming. Vinyl siding is almost twice the thickness of aluminum siding and can easily be removed and replaced with minimum affect on the surrounding panels.

 

Temperature Conducting

Vinyl siding does not conduct heat or cold. Aluminum and steel sidings conduct heat and cold, adding additional stress on your home’s insulating barriers. Vinyl sidings actually have an insulating value, which adds to the insulating protection of your home.

 

Coloring

Aluminum siding is painted and can fade or chip over time. Steel is painted the same but when steel chips or flakes, rusting occurs and can be unsightly and very costly in repairs. Vinyl siding is a solid through color product. The siding Mastercraft Exteriors uses includes a protective coating of 15% of the entire thickness. It’s this type of protection that allows the manufacturers to warranty against fade for up to 15 years.

Most homeowners find it difficult to select which type of siding best suits their home. Vinyl or aluminum are popular siding materials, and both have many benefits.

Vinyl siding a popular choice for homeowners looking for affordability and energy efficiency.

If you are in the market for new siding on your home but don’t know where to begin, start with deciding between aluminum and vinyl siding. You have to consider sustainability, durability, energy efficiency and color.

Vinyl siding is incredibly strong because it is constructed out of plastic resin. Often times it is a preferred choice because it requires low maintenance and increases energy efficiency. Unlike wood, vinyl siding won’t rot or warp and is weather resilient maintaining its qualities for up to 40 years. It is easy to install, affordable and comes in enough colors to make even the pickiest homeowner happy.

Another maintenance free siding is aluminum. Aluminum is durable, lightweight and easy to install. It is a popular choice for many homeowners because of the ability to emboss making it look like natural wood. It waterproof, fireproof, will not rust and is not susceptible to termites. Aluminum siding can last for up to 40 years and is recyclable.