It’s a well-known fact that Continental Siding in Kansas City has grown to be an industry leader in siding materials, technology, and products. We’ve helped thousands (many thousands) of home owners and business owners across the region improve and protect their property with a variety of quality siding products. And as an industry leader in siding, we’re often asked questions about the technology and products that go into our siding work. Obviously, the answers to these questions are of interest to many of our siding residential customers and commercial clients, so we like to sum up our replies to any inquiries here at the official Continental Siding blog.
For this week, we look at a question we receive fairly frequently from those looking into purchasing vinyl or polymer siding.
What is the difference between vinyl and polymer siding?
Vinyl siding is the most popular exterior cladding product in the Midwest region – if not the entire country. Vinyl siding offers home or business owners both beauty and durability. From the home owners who have installed vinyl siding on their personal residences, we often hear how their new siding has helped them improve their curb appeal. With the current state of the housing market in America, this is a great asset for home owners. And from our commercial clients, we often hear that vinyl siding offers a durable siding solution that comes with a low installation cost. Low cost means more money in the budget that allows businesses to grow and prosper. This is also a good thing.
As for polymer siding, it can easily be stated that “polymer” is one of the hot buzz words in exterior cladding today. Vinyl is a type of plastic polymer (basically, polyvinyl chloride or PVC). It should be mentioned, however, that genuine polymer siding offers a unique level of durability – due to the fact that the chemical composition of polymer siding begins with a macromolecule composed of strong repeating structural units and covalent chemical bonds. We know this sounds like a lot of chemistry mumbo-jumbo – but, in short, polymer siding is exceptionally strong and won’t get brittle over time. Polymer siding is highly impact resistant and will withstand hail damage.
One of the reasons that Founder Jerry O’Neal and the entire Continental Siding staff are so enthusiastic about polymer siding products is that they can be applied to most home siding projects without any seams or gaps. Edge to edge, top to bottom. Our customers, whether they live in Olathe, Wichita, Topeka, or St. Joseph, have seen the value of polymer siding, and they know that every Continental Siding installation means expert installers, quality materials, and support from our outstanding customer service team.
Currently, Continental Siding offers vinyl siding and polymer siding in Kansas and Missouri. We have showrooms in Independence and Columbia, Missouri – as well as in Olathe and Wichita, Kansas. You can get a FREE estimate on vinyl or polymer siding for your home or business by contacting Continental Siding today.