Vinyl vs. aluminum siding : Pros? Cons?
Our 27 year old house needs new siding. The contractor is telling is that vinyl is better than aluminum; thicker, does not fade; plus they can add insulation under the vinyl on top of the foam sheathing that was installed when the house was built in 1986. They said ours is faded, but I can't really tell; so that's not a big selling point to me. The house has a brick facade covering the whole front. The sides and back are aluminum siding, and it has rough sawn cedar trim, painted. They suggest covering up all the trim, but I see it as having visual interest, in breaking up an otherwise monotonous surface of siding.
In general I try to avoid having too many plastics around. Are there negative consequences to vinyl, such as outgassing? Thanks for your help.
This post was edited by linnea56 on Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 19:41