Why should every home remodeler put heavy focus on vinyl siding for their current and future projects?
There are plenty of reasons, but let’s start with pure aesthetics!
Vinyl siding panels can have a consistent color and will always look beautiful up close and from far away. Vinyl doesn’t peel, flake, chip, or show scratches… it’s permanently beautiful! Since the color goes all the way through vinyl, unlike painted wood, vinyl color won’t fade or dim over time. Over 300 vinyl siding colors meet or exceed industry performance test standards for color retention, meaning your bright-blue vinyl will stay that way forever.
But aesthetics are just the beginning of the overwhelming benefits of vinyl siding.
Vinyl siding is very durable and low-maintenance, for starters. There are very few construction options for your home that continue to look brand new even after years… with essentially zero upkeep. But vinyl siding is one of them. With only perhaps a once-yearly wash (a great option for a chore for your teenager), your vinyl siding will generally look and function as well after 5 years as it does 5 minutes after being installed. You can’t beat that!
Second, it simply costs less. Wood siding is more susceptible to damage and requires much more maintenance than vinyl siding, not to mention that it also comes with a much higher price tag. Though this can vary, a general rule of thumb is that vinyl siding can save you about $1,000 for every 1,250 square feet… and that’s not even including the cost of maintenance and repairs for wood siding! Vinyl siding is low maintenance as mentioned, and simply won’t demand nearly as much expense year over year.
Then, there’s the environmental impact. Throughout its life cycle, vinyl siding has 79% less impact on global warming than fiber cement and 85% less impact than brick and mortar.
Brian “JR” Girskis is the owner of Suburban Wholesale and Supply in Davenport, Iowa, and he’s made it his mission to help make homes more environmentally friendly.
“Our mission is to give customers what they want. We focus on green and energy efficient products, which we urge everyone to stop by and enjoy the showroom displays. The showroom will rival any building material business between Chicago and Denver, and we constantly update our offerings to give our customers the best and most extensive options in the industry.”
For Brian, having the right materials is just the beginning; he wants to be at the forefront of offering the best remodeling advantages to a housing market that is less into building new homes and more into improving the homes that already exist around the country.
“There is ample growth opportunity as a distributor and as an installation person. With fewer homes being built, remodeling will continue to take a larger share of the business,” Girskis explains. As more contractors are serving customers who want to make their homes more environmentally friendly, finding the right vinyl siding is of key importance.
“Just because you have thick vinyl siding it doesn’t mean it will be good. The raw ingredients make a real difference to the performance of vinyl siding,” Brian explains.
As vinylsiding.org explains, “Vinyl siding, insulated vinyl siding and polypropylene siding products require minimal raw material and produce virtually no waste. Vinyl siding requires less water and energy per square foot than fiber cement and less than half the energy and fuel of brick and mortar, plus less fossil fuel for transportation. And on the jobsite, VSI Certified Installers are trained to reduce waste during installation.”
Brian is on a mission to help customers embrace .46 mm vinyl siding, which provides adequate support while being cost-effective. And Suburban Wholesale has plenty of it. “Our market share continues to grow and our in stock inventories rival all national branches. We have become a leading authority in technical specs and training. We have a VSI Instruction and an AAMA Installation Masters Instructor on staff for our wholesale customers.”
Brian is as much a family man as he is a seasoned business pro. “I enjoy spending time with my wife Kristine and my kids, as well as spending time with my friends and extended family. I’m a huge fan of the northern woods of Wisconsin. When I’m not at the office, I love helping out with the Boy Scouts of America. I’ve tried many roles with the BSA and will continue to help lead the way.”
Learn more about Suburban Wholesale and Supply at www.suburban-wholesale.com