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Historic renovations demand a building material with the versatility to capture the spirit, charm and character of the houses style, while providing the functionality and durability to last well into the future. So, it’s not surprising that communities across the country are choosing a siding material that’s in its fifth decade of advancement and use — vinyl.
“Vinyl can be done well on historic renovations due to its flexibility and abundant lap sizes. We can often imitate the original siding to maintain the historic look of the house.”
Historic commissions may state their missions in slightly different ways, but most agree on one principle — that protecting and maintaining the architectural and visual integrity of the historic property is first and foremost. With this mission, some planning commissions concede that many building materials are cost-prohibitive and too maintenance-intensive to achieve a successful long-term restoration. Because of this a lot of historic commissions and preservation boards are embracing the use of innovative products made from vinyl because they offer aesthetically accurate features and minimal long-term maintenance costs.