As a homeowner, the list of things that you are responsible for keeping up with seems to never end. Things that you use on a regular basis like your appliances, plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, etc are pretty easy to remember to take care of. However, there are many parts of your home that can be easily overlooked. Your exterior siding can often fall into this category.
With everything else on the list, making sure that your home’s exterior siding is in good condition is something that many homeowners often put off for far too long. Typical wood siding is only expected to last around 20 years before it starts to have problems. This is especially true in a humid climate like that of Oklahoma City. If your home has wooden siding and is over 20 years old, you will likely be able to find signs of wear if you look closely.
Next time you are outside of your home, take a minute to look for signs of wear on your siding. Warping, holes, and cracks are the most obvious signs. Finding these signs of wear means that it’s time to start looking for solutions. If the damage is minimal, it may make sense to simply caulk and repaint. However, if the problem is more severe, you may want to consider replacing your old siding with high-performance vinyl siding. Let’s take a look at all the benefits that come from fitting your home with IBEX Window & Door vinyl siding.
Vinyl siding technology has come a long way over the years. If your home currently has older vinyl siding, you may be reading this article with a skeptical eye because the vinyl siding of the past has come with its fair share of issues. The largest being that it was easily dented. Due to advancements in vinyl production, IBEX Window & Door high-performance vinyl siding is some of the most durable siding on the market. Not only is it dent-resistant (not dent-proof, but much more resilient than older vinyl), but our vinyl is made to last through years of harsh Oklahoma weather without getting worn out.
Owning a house with wood siding, brick walls, or stucco finishes can be exhausting. Having to constantly reapply paint, fill holes and cracks, reapply stucco, and other requisite chores can make spring cleanup a major headache. With vinyl siding, you can rest assured that your siding will retain its shape, color, and integrity for many years to come. The only maintenance you may need to perform is spraying off dirt or dust accumulation with your garden hose.
One of the greatest advantages of vinyl siding is that it retains its color for a very long time. This is because instead of the color being just a layer of paint on the surface, the color of vinyl siding goes all the way through the entire material. This also means that you don’t have to worry about paint peeling or needing to repaint your home every 5-10 years, which can be a major money-saver over the lifetime of your home.
Enhances Curb Appeal
Because vinyl siding doesn’t chip, peel, flake, or show scratches, fitting your home with new vinyl siding is a great way to make your home look brand new and add some serious curb appeal.
Mold and Mildew Resistant
This one is especially important for Oklahoma City residents. Because we have a more humid climate than other parts of the country, mold and mildew can become a serious problem in many different areas around the house. By switching your siding to vinyl, you can prevent mold and mildew from damaging your home and requiring expensive mold remediation services.
Because vinyl siding is made from a thermoplastic material, vinyl scraps are very easy to recycle. Scraps are taken to a recycling plant that grinds them up and re-melts the material allowing it to be extruded into new vinyl products. Because of their long life and their recyclability, vinyl siding is arguably the most environmentally-friendly material you can use for your home’s siding.
Wide Selection of Customizable Options and Accessories
Another great benefit of vinyl siding is that it offers an enormous selection of colors and styles as well as trim options, vents, and other accessories. Call IBEX today and we can set up a free consultation where we can explore all the different options available to you for your home’s exterior when you make the switch to high-performance vinyl.
Increases Home Value
For all these reasons and more, upgrading your home’s exterior to IBEX vinyl siding will increase the value of your home. Not only will vinyl siding make your home look much more modern and attractive, it also shows potential buyers that you have taken care of your home and updated aspects of your home when necessary. It also tells them that they won’t need to worry about maintaining or replacing their siding for the next 20-40 years which is a pretty great selling feature for a home.
Call IBEX Window & Door For a Free Estimate
We hope that this list has been a helpful resource for anyone thinking about updating your home by installing new siding. We believe that vinyl siding is the best option for Oklahoma City homeowners, so call IBEX today to set up a free consultation where we can go through all your options for your home and create a free estimate for your home.