If you’ve been tempted by sales pitches about how vinyl siding can improve the look of your home, or how it’s relatively easy to maintain, then there are a few things that you should take into consideration before making your ultimate decision, as there are a number of disadvantages to vinyl siding, and some of them might just surprise you.

Firstly, vinyl siding isn’t available in as many colors as many of its sales people would lead you to believe. Though it is often boasted as being a perfect compliment to any home due to its wide color range, it is only really available in a handful of basic colors. Add to this that, should have to replace sections of it, often the colors won’t match one another, even if they are the same shade, due to fading and wear and tear.
Another key drawback of vinyl siding is the fact that you have a greater chance for mold and mildew buildup on your home. If vinyl siding isn’t installed properly, then there is a possibility for moisture to collect beneath the siding, which can lead to structural damage and a health hazard for you and your family. In addition to this, vinyl siding can even be a hazard to the environment, in that the chemical, toxic dioxin, is released when the siding burns.
If you’re looking for durability and ease or repair, then vinyl siding is definitely not the ideal choice. Vinyl siding can be easily damaged by the elements, and is prone to dents from debris. Heat can even damage the siding, in addition to merely hitting it with any sort of gardening tool or children’s toys and sports equipment. Repairing it is quite a chore, as you have to replace an entire section of the siding, and even have to remove other areas of the siding to get to the area that needs to be replaced. When it comes to installation, vinyl siding lacks it completely. If you will require insulation, which you most certainly will, you’ll need to purchase it separately and install it before the siding. Thus, diminishing the products so called “cost efficiency”.
Overall, vinyl siding is rarely worth the investment that you put into it. If you’ve been looking into vinyl siding, then you might want to consider fiber cement siding instead, which has a number of benefits. Tulsa Renew can help in the beautification of your home by finding the siding that’s right for you and installing it. Superior customer service and skilled installations are what make Tulsa Renew your ideal choice in Tulsa.