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​When performing home inspections, we get to see all types of exterior cladding.  An option that is very popular is vinyl siding.  But, does this type of siding work for all homes? What are the pros of using vinyl siding and what are the cons?  Let’s consider:
 
There are many pros to using vinyl siding as long as it is installed correctly.  It is hard waring, will not easily dent and is also resistant to rust and fading.  I’m sure you will agree that these are necessary qualities in an exterior cladding.
 
As for the cons of using vinyl siding, if you are looking for something to provide extra insulation for your home, vinyl siding will not do it, so its not going to provide added energy efficiency necessarily.  Another thing to be aware of is that in the event of a fire, harmful toxins could be released from vinyl siding.
 
While this is the case with many kinds of exterior cladding, vinyl siding could become damaged given certain extremes of weather and temperature.  The siding could begin to distort and warp if the temperatures are too hot, while it could become brittle and crack if temperatures are too cold, so this is something to consider.
 
So, as we can see, there are many benefits to using vinyl siding for the exterior of your home but think about it carefully and make sure it is installed by someone who knows what they are doing.