Vinyl Siding can devalue your Home and make it less desirable.
Vinyl Siding is highly flamable and toxic fumes can kill you before you
have a chance to escape a building fire.
Vinyl Siding Leaks and Toxic Mold can flourish behind it.
Vinyl Siding has to be frequently replaced because it fades and becomes
Vinyl Siding Cracks easily.
Vinyl Siding is not energy efficient. (Myth #1 Shattered)
Vinyl Siding can become a maintenance nightmare.
...And the VSI even states that it is only a "Supplemental Rain
//Vinyl Siding can devalue your Home and make it less desirable.
Why would that be? Clean siding looks better than nothing
//Vinyl Siding is highly flamable and toxic fumes can kill you before
//have a chance to escape a building fire.
So dont use it on the inside of the house!
//Vinyl Siding Leaks and Toxic Mold can flourish behind it.
No siding is waterproof. It needs to breath
//Vinyl Siding has to be frequently replaced because it fades and
Keep on buying that Home Depot stuff!
Vinyl Siding Cracks easily.
In about -10 degrees and a good ice ball it will. Again keep on
buying that Home Depot stuff
//Vinyl Siding is not energy efficient. (Myth #1 Shattered)
No siding is energy efficent. That's why we use insulation
//Vinyl Siding can become a maintenance nightmare
Ever try painting or staining wood siding every few years?
Its no fun either way around.
On 7 Mar 2006 11:21:14 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
You got that right. I realize this message started as spam, but there
is much truth to what was said about vinyl. I read that whole site,
and some of the links from it. I really must agree. In one part they
said that several vinyl homes in a row makes the neighborhood look
like a trailer park. That is so true. I haev always thought it was
extremely ugly, and I have seen it melt off the building from a nearby
fire, and saw what happened when a friend hit his vinyl garage with a
plastic snow shovel. (big hole).
As for the melted siding, I had to laugh. A house was sold in a
commercial area to be torn down and used to build a store. This was a
corner property and the garage was around the corner. The neighbor
bought the garage, planning to put it on rollers and roll it across
his lot line. The fire dept burned the old house for practice. They
never realized that although the garage was a sizable distance away,
that the siding would melt off the garage. It did, and the FD ended
up paying for replacement siding. I saw the results. A large pile of
melted plastic on the ground with some pieces still hanging off the
I used to live in a home with aluminum siding and it was durable and
lasted forever. Big difference from vinyl.
A very good friend was ANTI SIDING, espically vinyl till her hubby
installed some in a hard to reach area.
free of repainting, happy with the added insulation making the bedroom
warmer, and generally thrilled she wants her entire home resided with
Brick is better but vinyl is fine!
Aluminum siding dents more easily than vinyl siding, so you better not
have kids that like to play ball, or throw things outside. It is not
flexible longitudinally and cannot be removed and replaced without
damaging it, and having to buy new pieces if you wanted to add an
addition, or doing other alterations to the outside.
Does it still chalk easily? I remember that I couldn't lean against it
without getting white chalk on my hands or clothing. I haven't seen any
houses with aluminum siding in a long time.
You can paint vinyl siding with an appropriate paint. My vinyl siding is
over 20 years old and doesn't need painting yet.
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