If you’ve been thinking about installing or replacing your vinyl siding, you’ve probably wondered how it stacks up compared to other exteriors. So, how long does vinyl siding last in Calgary? Vinyl is one of the most durable options for your home’s exterior, significantly outperforming other siding materials.
Believe it or not, vinyl siding typically lasts around 60 years—and can endure quite a bit longer. In fact, if you take care of it properly, it could last over a century.
Why vinyl siding lasts longer
No matter what kind of siding you choose, you will naturally get better performance from a quality brand—less expensive options exist, but you won’t get as many decades from your investment. Vinyl offers the look of wood siding, without the associated potential for rot, peeling and chipping. It also comes in a wide variety of colors and styles, so you can achieve exactly the look you want for longer. Here’s why it lasts longer than other materials:
- Moisture resistant: Wood siding is prone to rot, since it’s a porous material. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, is impermeable. You won’t have to worry about mold or mildew growing on the surface, and it will shield your home’s walls from water intrusion, saving you even more time, money and hassle. This has the added bonus of making your home more energy efficient, since it helps stop heat transfer between the indoors and outdoors.
- Low maintenance: You’ll never need to repaint your vinyl siding, unlike wood. While vinyl can get dirty over time, you can simply rinse it off with a hose. For problem spots, a soft brush or cloth, soap and water should take care of any cosmetic issues.
- Durable construction: Unlike wood and aluminum, vinyl’s construction and durability mean you won’t have to worry about it denting, chipping, peeling or otherwise suffering impact-related damage. One heavy hailstorm could permanently alter the look of your aluminum siding, while vinyl will allow hail to bounce off without a scratch.
Comparing vinyl to other siding
As you already know, wood siding is prone to moisture damage and needs more maintenance, while aluminum is moisture resistant, but likely to be damaged by hail, branches and other debris. Aluminum has a lifespan of about 40 years, while wood might last 20 to 40 years.
Of course, there’s also stucco, which is impact resistant but, like wood, is prone to water intrusion, which can harm the structure of your home. For as much rain and snow as the Calgary area receives, it’s not a practical choice.
Especially given how long vinyl siding lasts in Calgary, it’s hard to beat—it lasts longer, is easy to maintain and looks great.
Rhino Exteriors provides, installs and repairs both vinyl and wood siding. We also offer roofing, trim, soffit and fascia installation and repair, making us your one-stop shop for your home’s exterior. Are you ready to replace your old, worn-out siding with durable and efficient vinyl siding? We can handle any project—call us today for an estimate on vinyl siding and more.