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How Long Does Vinyl Siding Last?

Vinyl Siding Repair, Maintenance & Installation Tips

Just how long does vinyl siding in Maryland last? It’s a question we get fairly often, and it’s a really good one! Homeowners want to know that the product they’re choosing is strong and reliable, and that it is going to be worth the investment.

With this said, the question has a variable answer depending on a few important factors. Follow along with the home service professionals at Shanco Companies while we tackle the topic of the day!

How Long Does Vinyl Siding Last?

Unlike in the past (when vinyl was a bit iffy), there are plenty of manufacturers out there offering high-quality vinyl siding at a very reasonable price point. On average you should be able to expect around 60 years of service life from your vinyl siding, barring any odd incidents or product complications.

Depending on who you ask, you might get slightly different answers. For example, the NAHB places it around the century mark, while others say 40-60 is about right. When it comes down to it, though, it’s going to depend on how well you treat the siding.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Vinyl Siding

60 years or more sounds pretty good, right? We agree! But if we’re being honest, which we tend to like doing, hitting that lifespan is going to take a little bit of effort. Not much, as one of the big perks of vinyl is that it requires very little care overall, but very little doesn’t mean “none.”

To protect your siding be sure to:

  • Clean it consistently – Vinyl siding should be cleaned annually at a minimum to clear away dirt and debris, as well as to minimize the possible risks of mold infestation. Vinyl already resists mold and pests, but it never hurts to take every step necessary! For more info on how to clean vinyl, check out our detailed guide.
  • Seek siding repair right away – We know it can be easy to dismiss a little crack, tiny puncture, or small dent in your siding. Don’t! Each and every little problem not only opens up the siding to moisture and pest problems but opens up your home as well. Remember that siding is supposed to defend your home, and a crack in the armor is always bad news that could lead to very early siding replacement.
  • Keep heavy plant life away – Vinyl handles impacts caused by weather pretty well, dealing just fine with rain, snow, and even hail for the most part. But it is a very wise thing to keep heavy shrubs and trees away from the siding! A fallen limb can do tons of damage and will lead you very quickly to costly repairs.

Vinyl Siding Installers in Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC

Feeling like vinyl is the right choice for your home, or need some professional guidance to select the right material for your needs? Get in touch with the team at Shanco today! We’ve been proudly serving Maryland for generations, and we would be glad to set you up with gorgeous siding that is going to last.

Contact us online for an easy, no-obligation consultation for vinyl siding repair, replacement, or installation services in Maryland, Virginia, or in Washington, DC!

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