411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

6 Eco-Friendly Ideas to Beautify and Liven Up Your Home Sweet Home

“There’s no place like home…” everyone has heard this phrase a million times, but it doesn’t mean it’s true...

on Sep 18, 2018

Reasons To Strengthen Your Roof With Architectural Shingles

Reasons To Strengthen Your Roof With Architectural Shingles Architectural shingles are very similar to asphalt shingles. In this article, we will...

on Sep 12, 2018

5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Interior Design

Do you enjoy wasting your money, time and effort? Of course not. Yet, that’s precisely what happens to a lot of people when they want to...

on Sep 11, 2018

How Far Apart to Plant Tomatoes

Similar to peppers, tomatoes come in numerous types of measurements and colors, they are really rather simple to grow and so they develop...

on Sep 8, 2018

How to choose a lift chair for your bedroom

This article is not particularly a lift chair review but a guide to help you make quality decisions while getting a lift chair for your...

on Aug 30, 2018

Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl

by Thomas Kral on May 6, 2012

What is the difference between vinyl and aluminum siding?

The differences between the two types of siding are mostly about preference and price. Vinyl is less expensive than aluminum especially if the aluminum is vinyl wrapped. With aluminum colors fade and get chalky, pits with age, and dents if anything hits it. The vinyl wrapped aluminum is stronger than vinyl by itself and makes it much more maintenance free. Vinyl siding can crack and fade slower than aluminum. One of the most common causes of damage to vinyl happens when someone has put their grill to close to it and has melted it. 

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is an extruded plastic material. It usually ranges in thickness from .040" - .046". Aluminum siding is a formed material, typically .019" thick. Vinyl siding has a solid color, while aluminum siding has a baked on enamel paint finish.

Vinyl siding is typically more durable than aluminum being that it is over twice the thickness. Vinyl siding does become slightly brittle during the winter time. Aluminum siding maintains the same properties year round despite the temperature. Vinyl siding also expands and contracts in greater fluctuation than aluminum siding.

As mentioned before vinyl siding has solid color, meaning even if scratched the color won't change. Aluminum siding has the baked on enamel finish, if scratched the paint will be removed and the bare metal below will be visible. However due to the expansive properties of vinyl, aluminum siding takes paint better if you ever decide to re-paint. It is not recommended to paint vinyl.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding has lost tremendous market share since the release of vinyl siding. Some statistics report as much as 80% of all sidings installed are vinyl. Aluminum siding is still very common for trim pieces because of its flexible properties. It is very easy to custom bend an aluminum trim piece. All vinyl has to be extruded or molded into shape.

In most situations it is recommended to install vinyl siding with aluminum trim pieces. Overall vinyl is more durable, has solid color and is cheaper than aluminum.

 

Reliable American Roofing and Siding
www.ReliableAmerican.us

Windows / Siding 3806 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

The 4 Biggest Hidden Home Renovation Costs

Undertaking a full home renovation is a huge project – and even just restoring a few rooms in your home can cost you quite a bit of time and...

General Household

Why there’s No Substitute for a Freestanding Bath

Freestanding bathtubs are very trendy at the moment and it’s easy to see why. They look fantastic and give your bathroom a whole new atmosphere....

Kitchen / Bathrooms

How to Find Information on Buying an Electric Range

There is a certain amount of stress involved in purchasing a new appliance and an electric range is no exception. There is a great deal of variety...

Appliance / Repair

How to Find the Best Deal for Your Long Distance Moving Service

Is there anything worse than moving? It’s one of the biggest stressors that people can put on themselves; it isn’t just about...

Real Estate / Finance

Lawn Irrigation

Homeowners have a choice of two different types of sprinkler-heads when deciding what is best for their yard. The spray and rotor head can both be...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2018