My latest blog post is about the pros and cons to both siding and bricks, and the decision ultimately comes down to personal tastes. Yet, there are several reasons why vinyl siding has been the number one choice among remodelers, builders, and contractors throughout the USA and Canada.
Have you ever been to a hardware store and really priced bricks? Working through a builder might get you a discount. But even at about half a dollar apiece, you’re taking a look at a massive investment. Alternatively, reinforced vinyl is a much cheaper substance when covering large outdoor spaces. Even the installation of the covering is less time consuming and more affordable with lower labor costs. These are all short-term benefits, but there are also long-term advantages. Siding, on the other hand, lasts much longer and requires very little maintenance. All you need is a hose to wash it off every now and then and you are done!
Vinyl siding provides a level of flexibility that cannot be found in other materials. If your home has architectural features, like gables, this product can provide ample coverage and protection all while preserving these special characteristics. A certified contractor is trained in proper installation methods and can better inform you of the possibilities and limitations of the alternative.
Bricks are available in a variety of colors. However, the selection does not even come near the 950 vinyl products available in nearly 350 unique colors. The concluding can be dyed pretty much any colour to match your landscape or to stand out in the neighborhood. If you’re dissatisfied with the color or just need to try a new look, you can paint it to make a new aesthetic. It is also possible to screw dividers or other exterior accessories to plastic considerably easier and much more efficiently than in stone.
It is Better for the Environment
The production of bricks produces a shocking quantity of energy and air pollutants. When considering total energy, air pollutants, and global warming potential, vinyl is the superior material candidate. A number of studies have concluded that brick’s impact on the environment is three times greater than that of vinyl.
While bricks still have their pros, siding offers unsurpassed flexibility with a smaller cost. At the end of the day, the choice comes down to personal preferences.