Exterior Facade Considerations for the Addicted Do It Yourselfer

So, you know you need to replace the siding on your home, but it's going to cost you a pretty penny. You'd perhaps like to use cedar shingle or shake, maybe brick, or maybe even the log cabin look. Yes, that would definitely dress up your older home. Of course, there is that ugly word again; cost. The cost of real cedar shingle facades or real cedar shake siding will cost thousands and thousands of dollars.

Well, why not consider vinyl shingle siding or vinyl cedar shake facades, it does exist, and it will look new for years, especially if you wash it off every couple of years or so. Vinyl wood used to be thought of as a cheapskate way to go, but with all the styles and colors available for vinyl exterior facades these days, that's no longer the case. In fact, most new homes built in the US today have vinyl siding, and vinyl wood siding simulation is preferred 4: 1 over the actual wood.

There are a number of reasons for this, but suffice it to say the maintenance is less than a tenth with vinyl wood or vinyl composite, which can be made to order. You can have virtually any color or shade you want. Vinyl composite facades are strong and durable, and very low cost.

Some vinyl siding lasts virtually forever, or so the marketing states from vinyl facade manufacturers, but as one consumer advocate warned, that also means when it is in a state of disrepair and finally does need replacing, it does not recycle well, and when thrown into the dump, it takes forever to decay.

Vinyl Suppliers and Vendors can be found in nearly every region of the United States, and since there are so many vendors, they must compete to give you exactly what you want and for a very affordable price. So, please consider all this.