There was a time decades ago when vinyl siding on a house was a 'con' and not a 'pro'. Past vinyl siding manufacturing techniques had an end result product that was not very durable – and also not very attractive.
The vinyl siding industry has made leaps and bounds in just the past 5-10 years alone. Modern production methods have resulted in a product that actually adds curb appeal and an added layer of protection to a home or garage. If they so desire a customer can have a vinyl siding installed that actually has patterns of wood grain, brick, or even a log cabin style.
This particular whole house siding product used sustainable, durable, and dent-resistant Quest siding from Ply Gem. Ply Gem is one of those said companies expanding their offerings to include lap siding as we see here, but also vertical siding for a different contrast as well as shake and shingle siding for a whole different appearance altogether.
These particular customers chose vinyl because of the cost-effectiveness when you consider the product life span as well as being virtually maintenance-free. The Quest style of mastic siding has a tornado-tough design to specifically stand up to intense winds. This is a very tall house with little wind resistance in the form of trees and neighbors, so having something specifically designed for gusty situations was a priority.
The way this type of siding is able to stand up to high winds is through a double-thick nail hem, a Patented T3-LOK® Panel Locking System, and an Exclusive Hang-Tough™ Technology. The end result is a product that can withstand winds up to 190 MPH.
Finally the appearance of this siding was a selling point for the homeowners. The gray color is subtle, but really 'pops' with the white corner posts and window/door trim. This is a color choice that really makes a deck and other external features really stand out, and it is a perfect candidate for a contrasting red or green steel front door replacement down the line.
This specific siding style has 18 standard and another 12 premium color choices to choose from. There are also many different siding functions to choose from such as foam-backed to provide better insulation properties, thicker products for more durability, and designs specifically for conditions such as added protection against UV light, low humidity, rapid temperature changes, etc.