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While watching television you see an advertisement encouraging you to install vinyl siding on your home, and eliminate the need to ever paint your house again. You may then ask yourself, why vinyl sidings? Unlike wood, this is a very durable form of wall finishing that does not require painting, therefore eliminating the ongoing flaking and peeling. Over time, vinyl siding has become very popular, available in many different colors and styles, and is widely accepted in the United States. Here are some reasons why vinyl siding is an excellent option: Beauty: Vinyl siding comes in a wide variety of colors and textures. Some are designed to have the look of wood, stone or slate, while others are designed to accentuate the best features on the house. The right combination of color and design will add beauty to any style of house. For example, it is used in the renovation of historic homes as it presents the user with a wider range of choices to achieve their desired look. Durability: Vinyl siding is very durable, having the ability to withstand cold, moisture, as well as resist heat without losing its aesthetic value. Vinyl siding has been well tested and proven to withstand winds of up to 200 mph. The life time warranty offered by most manufacturers is a clear testament to the products durability. Sustainability: When compared to other exterior cladding options, vinyl siding surpasses them as a greener option. As a result of its potential of reducing thermal bridging, it plays an important role in the building of ENERGY STAR qualified homes. Maintenance: Vinyl siding requires a very low maintenance cost. There is no need for periodic repainting, it only needs to be cleaned once in a while as needed. It does not decay and is not subject to degradation. Washing with mild soap and water typically brings back its luster. Affordable: Despite the fact that vinyl siding provides users with lots of options, it is very affordable. It has a lower installation cost in comparison to other external cladding materials as well as a longer life expectancy. Recent studies show that most home renovators prefer to use vinyl siding for their projects as it is the most versatile when it comes to home renovations. Safety: Vinyl siding is very safe to use. This was emphasized by the Vinyl Siding Institute when they stated that it is one of the few materials which complies with the stringent requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) with respect to electrical insulation. When it comes to improving the exterior of your home, the desirable characteristics of vinyl siding should be considered. The popularity of this type of siding is a result of its merits far out weighing its faults.