Traditionally, wood siding or wooden clapboards protected homes from severe weather elements. But while many appreciated wood sidings for its function and beauty, it also created many problems for homeowners.
Besides requiring constant maintenance, homeowners have to replace and repaint their wood siding very often. The exterior finish also needed to be checked regularly for fading, cracking, warping, and wood rot.
In the late 1950s and early 60s, vinyl siding was introduced in the market. It may have the best reputation on its first release, but vinyl siding eventually became an exceptionally versatile and high-performing material thanks to technological advances and modern manufacturing techniques.