How long will vinyl siding last is one of the most frequently asked questions that we get.
How long it will last depends of several factors. Homes located in areas of harsh weather, such as homes on the bay or ocean, will see shorter life spans than those in mild climates. Additionally, homes located in high wind areas are likely to need more siding repairs and replacements. And if your home is located on a golf course, brick just might be a better option for you!
When asked how long vinyl siding will last, most manufacturers predict a lifespan of 20-50 years. We think 50 is a stretch, but it is possible under the right conditions.
As far as warranties go, we’ll use CertainTeed’s vinyl siding warranty as an example. CertainTeed covers their vinyl siding 100% up to 5 years after installation. Subsequent coverage and years are below. This gives some idea of life expectancy for their product. For full warranty information for CertainTeed, visit: https://www.certainteed.com/resources/SidingLifetime_Warranty_CTS230_2001_E.pdf
Percentage of Coverage Years Since Installation
100% Up to 5
90% More than 5 and up to 7
80% More than 7 and up to 8
70% More than 8 and up to 9
60% More than 9 and up to 10
50% More than 10 and up to 11
40% More than 11 and up to 12
30% More than 12 and up to 13
20% More than 13 and up to 14
10% More than 14 and up to 50
Although your vinyl siding may technically last for more than 20+ years, other factors might prompt you to have yours replaced. Dings from kids playing, fading, staining from painted window sashes and vents, and outdated colors and styles are all reasons that our customers wish to make a change. In fact, if siding is the dominant exterior on your home, replacing it can completely change the look of your home…like these homes that S&K worked on!
How long will vinyl siding last?
In conclusion, there is a technical answer, and a personal one. In our experience, the personal one generally prevails!
How can S&K Roofing, Siding and Windows help you make your home look amazing? Contact us today to speak with one of our home improvement professionals in Maryland and Virginia.