Vinyl Siding Myths Debunked!

If you are considering re-siding your home, you have likely done some preliminary research on the different types of materials. Vinyl siding is America’s number one choice for siding material. More homeowners clad their homes with vinyl siding than any other exterior materials.

However, many people still hesitate to choose vinyl siding due to certain myths. In this post, we intend to debunk those myths and give you the real truth about vinyl siding!

Vinyl Siding Isn’t Durable

Vinyl siding’s light weight can fool some homeowners into thinking that it won’t last, or that it can’t withstand the outside elements well. The truth is, vinyl siding is certified to withstand high winds of up to 110 mph and can resist cold, heat, and moisture for years.

Vinyl Siding is Poor Quality

Vinyl siding is sometimes mistakenly thought of as lower in quality in comparison to the other options. You should NOT subscribe to this misconception. Today’s vinyl siding is better than ever, many sidings have fade-resistant finishes. And vinyl siding companies are putting their money where their mouth is and offering vinyl siding warranties can range anywhere from 20 – 40 years to transferable lifetime warranties. (Remember to ask us about the warranties)

All Vinyl Siding Looks The Same

Many homeowners in Connecticut believe that vinyl siding will make their home look like every other house. This may have been true when vinyl siding was first used in the 1950’s; however, since then many efforts have been made in terms of both design and performance. Vinyl siding leads the way in home exterior design and can transform an outdated home into one that is beautiful and refreshed.

Vinyl Siding in Virtually ANY Color! You will never paint again.

According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, there are more than 350 colors available, as well as a variety of finishes and custom trim and accessories. Vinyl siding can be customized to fit just about any homeowner’s needs and can look vastly different from a neighboring home that also has vinyl siding.


When it comes to adding siding to your home, you want to make sure that you have all the facts before making a decision. While there are a variety of options to choose from, vinyl siding is the number one material used in the United States because of its cost efficiency, low maintenance, beautiful appearance, and customization options. If you are looking for siding that is low maintenance, high in quality and value, vinyl siding is the clear choice.

J.C. Tonnotti offers a wide range of vinyl siding colors, shapes, and styles to give your Connecticut home the makeover it deserves. The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your home’s vinyl siding, and at J.C. Tonnotti, we are here to help you bring your vision to life.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your options for siding, or if you would like to visit our showroom in Southington, Connecticut to see more of our samples and work.