The Truth About Seamless Siding
There’s a lot of talk about seamless siding in Lubbock, Texas and midland Odessa — but what’s the truth?
If you’ve looked into alternatives to vinyl siding in Texas, it’s almost certain that you’ve heard someone mention seamless siding. The name itself sounds appealing, smooth and effortless. But with contractors out there vouching for every type of siding, how can you really know if seamless siding is the right siding for you? It’s important to know the truth about what seamless siding is and what you can expect from it before you buy.
Fortunately, in the case of seamless siding, most of the good things you’ve heard are true.
What Is Seamless Siding?
Seamless siding is made with steel, though it’s often vinyl coated for a smooth surface and less chance of rust. From a distance, it might look like vinyl siding, but up close you’ll notice a distinct difference: the reason for the name seamless. While vinyl siding includes boards of siding layered on top of each other, there are small gaps in between those boards of siding — or seams. On the other hand, seamless siding is one solid front of siding, with the appearance of siding boards for aesthetic purposes.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Seamless Siding
One of the biggest benefits of seamless siding is, of course, weather resistance. Because it’s seamless, water can’t get into the walls even in the midst of the heaviest storms. It also stands up to heat better than the competition because of the durability of steel. With all this durability, seamless siding is better able to insulate your home and protect your wall insulation, making it an energy efficient choice.
The drawbacks, on the other hand, are few. Steel is prone to rust, but our seamless siding is protected by vinyl coating so it continues to look smooth for years to come. It’s also a bit more expensive than vinyl siding — 12% to 22%, but is it worth the investment?
Seamless Siding vs. Vinyl
Vinyl is one of the more popular siding options across the country, but in hotter climates like Lubbock, Texas, and midland Odessa, many homeowners find themselves dissatisfied with the performance it provides. Under the strain of the heat and extreme temperature changes, seamless siding can melt, warp, and buckle. This isn’t the case with seamless steel siding. Steel never sags, never warps, melts, expands, and resists fading so the color of your siding stays fresh. It can last as long as fifty years, while vinyl in this area only lasts about 25 at most. So despite the added cost, ultimately seamless siding is a smarter investment for your home.
Have any questions about seamless siding? At West Texas Exteriors, we’re happy to help. Contact us today for more information.