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Look up at the ceiling over your head, and also think about the roof above it. You are lucky to have that shelter. Of course, you worked hard to afford it, but that point aside — someone else worked really hard to build it. Our point here is that without construction workers and contractors, we would not have homes in which to live. We all value our homes, and of course, we value the other buildings we spend time in, too. Everyone has a different way of showing their appreciation for this work. Our way is to write about construction on this blog. Your way could be reading about construction on this same blog!


Contractors Keep Us Sheltered

2 Reasons To Consider Having Vertical Vinyl Siding Installed On Your Home

by Glenda Perkins

When you think of having vinyl siding installed on your house, you may think about the long, horizontal strips that you see on many homes in your area. However, if you want to try something different but still want to enjoy the low-maintenance and high-durability qualities of vinyl siding, you may want to consider going with vertical strips of siding on your home. Below are a couple of the reasons why you should consider having vertical vinyl siding installed on your home's exterior.

1. Vertical Siding Can Give Your One-story Home the Illusion of Greater Height While Accenting Unique Features of the House

One benefit of installing vertical vinyl siding over its horizontal counterpart is that it can give your home the illusion of height. This is especially beneficial if you live in a one-story house that seems to look cramped from the outside.

Along with giving height, the vertical siding can also be used to accent the unique features of your home to make them stand out. If you have large bay windows or dormers, for example, you can frame them with vertical strips to make them appear larger. If you wish, you can also mix horizontal and vertical to create a truly unique exterior appearance for your home.

2. Vertical Strips Are Easier to Maintain than Horizontal Vinyl Strips Because They Take Less Time to Clean

Another reason to consider using vertical strips rather than horizontal ones is that they tend to be easier to maintain. While all vinyl siding is durable and easy to clean, the horizontal strips still have channels underneath them that can capture dirt and water, sometimes making it necessary to scrub these areas to keep mold and mildew from growing.

However, when you go to clean vertical vinyl siding, any channels are also vertical and allow any dirt and water to slide down or drain off quickly. You do not have to spend extra time scrubbing them out.

When it comes time to put new siding on your home, consider having vertical vinyl strips installed instead of horizontal ones. They can give your home the illusion of height while accenting such structures as bay windows or dormers and are easier to clean and maintain than horizontal strips. You can also combine the two to give your home a unique appearance and increase its curb appeal. For more information, make an appointment with a vinyl siding contractor in your area.