Introduced to the market in the early 1960s, vinyl has grown in popularity due to its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance (though you still need to occasionally clean your vinyl siding). It is impact-resistant, strong and available in a broad palette of colors. Vinyl also is available in many profiles, including traditional lap, Dutch lap, horizontal and vertical panels, shakes, scallops, shingles, fish scales and beaded designs in various widths.
With the ability to withstand high winds of 110 mph or higher and a composition that resists heat, cold and moisture, vinyl siding retains its looks over time. And perhaps most importantly, vinyl siding never needs paint! The only maintenance it needs to look its best is an occasional wash with a garden hose.