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Vinyl Siding Offers Modernity and Cost Savings for Homebuyers

October 24, 2019

Vinyl Siding Offers Modernity and Cost Savings for Homebuyers

Vinyl siding, first introduced in the 1950s, has become a popular choice for homeowners. In fact, 32 percent of the U.S. siding market for new homes is vinyl — and with some key benefits to promote, it’s easy to understand why. Our partner Ply Gem offers a variety of vinyl siding options under their brands Mastic, Variform and Napco. And thanks to our partnership, home builders who use these Ply Gem building products can earn money back on their projects.

So, what makes vinyl siding a popular option for homeowners (and homebuyers)?

Ply Gem lays it out on their website. Vinyl siding is:

Durable. In many cases, vinyl siding can last 30 years or more with little maintenance and low cost to the owner, and some vinyl siding products are even manufactured to resist wind speeds of more than 200 mph.

Modern. Vinyl siding has come a long way from the 50s, featuring the kind of texture and attention to detail that could be mistaken for wood clapboard, cedar shake shingles and other traditional materials. There are also almost 350 colors to choose from that have been certified for color retention, giving lots of choice to homebuyers.

Low-maintenance. Vinyl siding arrives at a home fully finished, meaning there’s no need for paints, stains or caulks, and even better, there’s no need to maintain the siding over the years with those things either. The material can also be cleaned with simple soap and water. Additionally, trims and moldings made from cellular PVC are good for not absorbing moisture or becoming susceptible to insect damage.

Green. Because vinyl siding arrives fully finished, no additional resources are needed to finish the siding on site, meeting green building recommendations from the National Association of Home Builders. Vinyl siding is also often used from very common natural ingredients and recycled materials.

If you use vinyl siding on your projects or want to start using it, consider the following brands to earn money back. If you’re currently a HomeSphere partner, remember that adding Ply Gem to your rebate plan could also result in more cost savings thanks to our loyalty program that rewards our builders for using products from more than one of our brand partners to build your homes. We call this perk “bundling” and it’s just what it sounds like: the more brands you use on one project, the more you’ll earn back in rebates. View our full list of brands.

Ply Gem brands featured on the HomeSphere builder rebate program

Mastic siding in Eclipse


Mastic, a number one choice for homeowners and builders, is known for its low maintenance siding and has styles in lap, vertical and shake and shingle siding. One popular option is:


Eclipse is an economical choice and looks like classic, painted wood. It’s available as a double four-inch, four-and-a-half-inch Dutch lap and double five-inch. Details include:

  • Nominal .040” panel thickness
  • ½” panel projection
  • Withstands up to 165 mph winds
  • Matching accessories available
  • Third-party certified
  • Metro-Dade County approved

For more information on Mastic, or to sign up for rebates, visit our Mastic brand page.

Variform siding in Nottingham styleVariform

Offering high-performance vinyl siding, Variform earns one of the highest satisfaction rates in the industry and is designed to withstand extreme weather. One popular option is:


Perfect for new construction, this style is fast and easy to install and is available as a double four-inch and double four-and-a-half-inch Dutch Lap. Details include:

  • Premium nominal .044” panel thickness
  • 5/8” panel projection
  • Matching accessories available
  • Third-party certified
  • Metro-Dade County approved

Find more information or inquire about rebates on our Variform brand page.

Not yet a HomeSphere builder?

HomeSphere is a free rebate program offering cash back on over 1,500 products from more than 80 of the top building product manufacturing brands.

Napco siding in American ComfortNapco

Napco is designed for virtually any situation, including high heat, pounding hail and hurricane-force winds, performing well year after year. One popular option is:

American Comfort

This style is known for its exceptional value and traditional look and is available as a double four-inch, double four-and-a-half Dutch Lap, double five-inch and triple three-inch. Details include:

  • Nominal .040” panel thickness
  • ½” panel projection
  • Matching accessories available
  • Third-party certified
  • Metro-Dade County approved

Read more and sign up for rebates on our Napco brand page.

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