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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


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4 Questions You're Likely To Have About Vinyl Siding

Lori Silva

Have you decided to add vinyl siding to your home to radically change up its look? If so, you'll likely have these questions about the material and the installation.

Will Vinyl Siding Fade Over The Years? 

One of the great things about vinyl siding is that it is going to look consistent for many years to come. While the material is not impervious to fading, it may not even be noticeable to you when it does happen. Your vinyl siding should be covered under a manufacturer's warranty, so any defect in the product that causes it to look bad can be repaired, even if it means replacing the defective material with brand new vinyl siding. This can give you peace of mind that the vinyl siding will continue to look great for many years to come after it is installed. 

How Many Years Will The Vinyl Siding Last?

You won't have to think about replacing your vinyl siding for quite some time. That is because that material can last anywhere between 20 and 40 years, which is a very long time when you consider this home renovation project. It is possible that you'll move out of the home before you ever have to think about replacing the material because it is no longer in good condition. 

How Quickly Can The Vinyl Siding Be Installed?

The process of installing vinyl siding is very labor-intensive. It involves creating the outer framing for the siding to attach to, cutting sections of siding that fit all the corners and curves of your home, and placing it onto the side of your home. You can expect the entire job to take around 2 weeks to complete, with it being longer or shorter depending on the size of your home. 

What Do You Do If The Vinyl Siding Becomes Damaged? 

It is possible for your vinyl siding to become damaged over the years. It could be due to a strong storm that passes through and causes debris to hit the side of your home or due to a kid playing baseball in the backyard and hitting a line drive into the side of your home. Thankfully, vinyl siding comes in modular pieces, so it is easy to replace individual sections that are cracked or damaged in other ways. Your siding contractor may even recommend that you purchase some additional pieces of siding material so that it is ready to install if a section does become damaged. 

For help with siding installation, reach out to a roofing company near you.