The Benefits of Vinyl Siding

A beautiful two-storyhome in the Quad Cities that has just had new dark grey siding installed by a home improvement company.

The Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Owning a home comes with the unique responsibility of property maintenance, which can often seem overwhelming. When choosing vinyl siding for your home, several customization options significantly benefit your property’s longevity and curb appeal. Mainstream Home Improvement is a leading contractor in the Quad Cities area that offers complete vinyl replacement and installation services. Whether a small area of vinyl on your home needs to be replaced or you’re choosing a custom siding for your new build, our team is here to educate you on the benefits of our Alside® vinyl siding options.

Color Choices

Once you’ve decided that vinyl siding is the perfect material to protect the exterior of your home, it’s time to look through the plethora of color choices available. Our manufacturer, Alside®, is one of the biggest names in the industry, and we are proud to be one of their local distributors for residential and commercial projects. From traditional colors like glacier white and platinum gray to unique shades like harbor blue and deep moss, there are endless colors for you to choose from to completely customize your home’s look. At Mainstream Home Improvement, we work with homeowners to design a color palate for their siding and matching soffits and window trim to make something truly unique. If you’re looking for a material that protects your home and is easy to install, our vinyl siding is the perfect choice for your home improvement project.

Expansion & Contraction

The side view of a home in the Quad Cities that has just had new siding replaced on their home. Light brown siding installation by Mainstream Home Improvements.

As modern technology integrates into the siding industry, there are several benefits that homeowners can’t see with the naked eye. Each vinyl panel is designed to slowly expand and contract as it responds to the changes in outside temperature. In the summer, your siding will slightly expand, allowing your home to withstand ever-changing climates. When the weather starts turning cold, your siding will contract, hugging tightly to your home to prevent water damage and mold growth. While this natural occurrence is perfectly normal, having vinyl siding installed incorrectly can cause your siding to bulge or crack. Make sure your vinyl siding is installed properly by contacting Mainstream Home Improvement for your Quad Cities home.


Replacing the exterior of your home is a major project that can be daunting to homeowners. Thankfully, vinyl siding is one of the easiest materials to install and can often be done in just a few weeks when you book Mainstream Home Improvement as your contractor. The installation process includes several steps; our team will remove any old siding from the home’s surface, prepare the walls beneath your siding, install insulation, and add the new siding. The length of this process varies from 7-14 days, depending on the size and condition of your home. To get a free estimate on your siding installation project, contact our team in the Quad Cities area.


A beautiful two-story home in the Quad Cities has just had new dark grey siding installed by a home improvement company.

Although vinyl siding is easy to install, this does not reflect the material’s ability to withstand years of harsh weather. In fact, most vinyl siding can last anywhere from 20-40 years with proper maintenance and installation. Made of PVC, this material is built to withstand climate change, harsh weather, pests, and natural wear and tear without jeopardizing the safety of your home. Our Alside® vinyl is crafted to resist moisture, mold, and mildew while preventing paint from chipping or peeling over time. If you notice cracks or discoloration in your vinyl siding, contact Mainstream Home Improvement for replacement services.

Simulated Wood Grains

If you’re not looking for the typical style of vinyl that many homeowners choose, Mainstream Home Improvement offers simulated wood grains for properties in the Quad Cities. Vinyl siding that looks like real wood comprises thin strips of leftover wooden scraps that are then pressed and bonded together using a water-resistant resin coating. This material is just as durable as traditional vinyl siding; however, it gives the look of real wood with unlimited customization opportunities. Not only is this an eco-friendly option for homeowners, but it offers a unique way to create curb appeal for your home without compromising the durability and longevity of your property’s exterior. Contact us today at 309.762.6244 for a free estimate on our simulated wood-grain siding options.

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