As we all know, time marches on. And with that march comes the toll that time takes — on everything.

But one area, in particular, feels the wear and tear of time. And that would be a home. No matter how well-constructed the house is, it still ages. Time, weather, and use take their toll.

It could happen gradually. For example, one day you pull into your driveway and think: “Gosh, there are a few shingles missing; the house is starting to look a bit worn.”

Or, it could happen very suddenly, for example, as a result of storm damage. In either situation, you are faced with making some improvements to your home.

When things get to that point, you will be considering your options. As you do this, you might want to think about vinyl siding for your home. Here are four good reasons why vinyl siding might be the right choice for you.

Vinyl Siding Is Easy to Install

Vinyl siding installation is quick and painless. It depends on the size of your home, but a contractor can do the job in a week or two. Vinyl siding installation is also a viable do-it-yourself project.

Vinyl Siding Is Easy to Maintain

One big advantage to vinyl siding is that it is easy to keep clean and easy to maintain. Proper maintenance consists, basically of soap and water. Also, vinyl siding is durable — much more durable than aluminum siding, for example. In fact, when it is properly maintained, vinyl siding lasts for about 40 years, depending on the thickness. This is great for resale value and for your peace of mind.

Vinyl Siding Is Easy on Your Wallet

Installed vinyl siding, with a very low average price per square foot, is one of the least expensive materials used for siding on homes. This leaves more in your budget for other things.

Vinyl Siding Is Easy on the Eyes

Vinyl siding is available in an incredible variety of beautiful colors, styles, and thicknesses. You can have the look of cedar siding or clapboard, to name just a few options, to create the look that is perfect for your home.

To sum up, a home is susceptible to the effects of time, weather and repeated, consistent use. All types of property have a shelf life: that favorite table that’s been in the family for generations, or that clunker that was once a brand, new, shiny car. They all feel the effect of time. They just don’t last forever. And your home is no exception.

But the good news is that vinyl siding is a great option to consider for your home. It is affordable, easy to install and available in a variety of textures and colors. Your home will look beautiful and you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have made a choice that will help maintain your home for years to come.