Vinyl siding has many advantages. It is hard-wearing, does not dent easily and is not prone to rusting or fading. These advantages, though, are dependent on whether it is installed properly so this should be done by someone experienced who knows how to install this kind of siding.
The environment also plays a large part in the durability of vinyl siding. As you will likely find with other kinds of siding, vinyl siding can be affected by extremes of weather and temperature. For example, if temperatures are too hot it can start to warp and become distorted. Too cold and it may become brittle and prone to cracking.
If you are hoping that vinyl siding may increase energy efficiency in the home then you will be disappointed as this does not provide extra insulation around the home. Another point to consider is that if a fire were to break out either in the home itself or in a building close by, the extremes of heat produced may cause the vinyl to release harmful toxins into the air.
Although this has only been a brief look at vinyl siding, it’s clear to see the advantages as well as some of the disadvantages to using it on your home’s exterior.