Expert advice on exterior vinyl siding, with buying guides, consumer reports and DIY tips for installing, replacing and repairing vinyl siding.

Vinyl siding has been a very popular type of house siding in the United States since its invention in the late 1950s, no doubt because it is durable, easy to maintain, rot- proof, termite-proof, and much less expensive than the traditional product it imitates—wood siding.

Vinyl siding systems include both the siding panels and specialized trim for windows, doors, and more.

From a distance, it is reasonably successful at imitating the look of wood siding, but close up, it is clearly a vinyl product.

Vinyl siding is easier to install than wood siding; in fact, installation is a manageable project for moderately experienced DIYers.

In this section of HomeTips, you will learn about the installation, maintenance, and repair of vinyl siding.

Also See:

• Vinyl Siding Buying Guide
• Vinyl Siding Care & Maintenance
• Installing Aluminum & Vinyl Siding

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About Don Vandervort
Don Vandervort has developed his expertise for more than 30 years, as Building Editor for Sunset Books, Senior Editor at Home Magazine, author of more than 30 home improvement books, and writer of countless magazine articles. He appeared for 3 seasons on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert for several years. Don founded HomeTips in 1996. Read more about Don Vandervort