10 Things you should know

Vinyl siding is currently the most popular form of siding used in homes. The US Census Bureau’s report for the year 2017 shows that vinyl has maintained the highest position for exterior cladding in new residences for over 23 years. It offers countless benefits that have led to its popularity among homeowners. Affordability over the wood, brick, and other alternatives and low maintenance are the two major benefits that make it a preferred choice for siding homes.
However, vinyl sidings come in a variety of options, and not all varieties will live up to the highest standards. The following are the ten things you should know before choosing a vinyl cladding for your home exterior.

A range of color choices are available

Long gone are the days when vinyl only came in pastel or beige. Now that manufacturers have introduced the latest technologies to improve the products, plenty of color choices are available. Check out our vinyl siding catalog to find out about the multitude of options available to you.

Excellent resistance against high winds

Much consideration goes into the design of the nail hems of the vinyl siding to make them weather-resistant, particularly against high winds. At GTA-Siding, our vinyl sidings are capable of resisting wind speeds of up to 201 mph.

Siding direction to enhance the looks

If you wish to stick to the traditional look, the horizontal siding will work best. Additionally, it also makes your home appear broader. However, this visual impact may not be ideal if you have a single-story house since it will make it appear shorter than you'd like. Consider including stone near the base of the house and horizontal cladding beyond it. This will improve the visual height of your home. Another option is the vertical siding. Vertical vinyl panels are a preferred pick for contemporary home designs.

ASTM Standard 3679 certified

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard 3679 is a must for every vinyl siding to establish its quality. Check the specification sheet of the vinyl cladding that you choose to ensure that it's certified with this minimum standard. What's even better is if the cladding you choose offers more than the minimum.

Using a combination of siding types

Want to try out something new? Different siding varieties can be used in combination to create an impressive, new look for your home exterior. Besides giving a contemporary look, many subdivisions are only possible through a combination of sidings.

Durability is a must

Durability is one of the deciding factors when choosing to side for your home. You need something that can last a lifetime. Find a vinyl siding company that uses innovative technologies to make their products resistant against harsh weather.

Vinyl siding to replicate wood

New technologies have allowed vinyl siding companies to create designs that appear just like wood. However, unlike wood, vinyl is far easier and cheaper to maintain. Visit our catalog to find designs that offer the realistic effects of wood with its natural shading.

Find siding that's covered by a solid warranty

Choose the right manufacturer when picking vinyl siding. The best ones will offer a lifetime warranty for their products. You can claim this warranty in case your cladding experiences any cracking, peeling, rusting, fading, flaking, or rotting. Also, check to see if the cladding is covered for hail damage by the warranty.

Harmless to the environment

Vinyl siding isn't simply big on looks and affordability, but it's also the most environmentally-friendly option available when cladding your home. Since it's more durable than the other forms of cladding, it will remain on the exterior walls of your house for a lifetime, rather than becoming a part of the landfills. This would mean that vinyl cladding makes little contribution to global warming as compared to its alternatives. Also, since vinyl reflects heat, it will maintain the temperature inside your house, putting less pressure on HVAC.

Install carefully to achieve maximum benefits

After choosing the correct vinyl siding, the next major step is to have it installed correctly. Even if you select the most premium quality cladding for your home, it will warp if it's not installed in the right way. Choose a contractor with hands-on experience with cladding so that you don't face any problems with the siding later on.