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Most homeowner’s weekends are filled to the brim with household chores that are not exactly conducive to relaxation. Some of the most physically demanding and exhausting are those that involve working on the exterior of a home. Beyond just repairs, even cleaning the facade of a home can be an intensive task.

Because it’s one of the most noticeable factors of the outside of a house, the siding is usually on the top of someone’s to-do list, even if it keeps being put off. Between climbing up on ladders to paint or clean the siding, who can blame them for procrastinating and watching television instead?

In order to make the process less daunting, different material siding options can alleviate much of the effort. Vinyl, in particular, is renowned for its ease of use and here are a few reasons why:

  1. Low Maintenance: Vinyl siding is by far the most time-efficient option for homeowners due to its low maintenance. Because it comes in a variety of siding colors that the vinyl is actually mixed with, there is no need to paint it initially or in the future. As an added bonus, cleaning takes little more than a spray with a hose with no worry about degrading the color.
  2. No Replacement: After being hit with rain, strong winds, and in some areas snow, many types of house siding can receive extensive damage over time, leading to large and expensive repairs or even siding replacement. However, vinyl siding installation can have an average lifespan of up to 40 years if maintained properly, which we already know is a relatively easy task.
  3. Return on Investment: This point incorporates the previous two, but for some homeowners it may be the most enticing. With a life span of 40 years, there is a good chance that someone will sell their home at some point after the initial siding installation. Instead of spending day after day repairing and re-painting, even mid-range vinyl siding can offer a return on the initial investment of 81.6% with little more than a spray down.

Whether you plan on selling your home or just want to enjoy your weekends once again, vinyl siding installation is likely the option for you. Do you really want to spend your Saturday balancing on a high ladder?

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