You’ve Made it to Derick Berry’s Website

Hello one and all and welcome to the Derick Berry website. I am, of course, Derick Berry – the siding man! If there’s one thing in life I love, it’s home exterior projects. I’ve gotten the nickname from around the neighborhood as the siding man because I just love the look of siding.

I’m so much more than a siding enthusiast though – I also consider myself an expert in gutters. While they’re not flashy and often forgotten, they play a big role in your home and deserve more attention from homeowners.

This little passion of mine got me thinking, “I need to do something with all of this knowledge.” So with the help of a couple friends (I’m not the most tech savvy), I’ve got my own website to talk about home exterior projects that I love.

My blog is going to focus on siding but I’ll also try and sneak some good information about gutters as well. If there’s another topic you’d like to know more about, fill out the form in the contact us section and I’ll consider writing about it.

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Why You Need Vinyl Siding For Your Home

Vinyl siding has been used in American homes for over five decades and all for good reasons. People like it for being better than wooden siding in a number of ways.

vinyl siding benefits

Just why would you consider having it in your home?

Beautiful Design

You are likely to get vinyl siding in a number of profiles, textures, colors, and architectural trim. In fact, a number of manufacturers make it look like slate, wood or stone.

If you want, you can pick one of the 350 colors in which it is available. For anyone looking to improve the beauty of their home, this is the siding to use. Be one of them.


Can you find another siding with the ability to withstand high wind speeds as well as resist heat, cold, and moisture? Vinyl siding in the Midwest can retain its original appearance and performance abilities after exposure to harsh conditions for long.

Use it in your home and it will withstand the harshest storms. Its proven durability is the reason why vinyl siding manufacturers do not hesitate to give you a warranty.


If you are looking for a green option, try vinyl siding. Even bricks and other exterior sidings cannot match its performance in terms of economic and environmental performance.

Since it is insulated, you can expect it to greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, it is now a requirement that you install insulated siding for your home to qualify for an energy star.

Ease of Installation

Can you find a siding that’s lighter than vinyl? It is also one of the easiest to install. If anything, you can install it over existing materials making it a good option for retrofit.

You will be able to save a substantial sum of money in labor costs emanating from the fact that it is easy to install. If you buy from a manufacturer, you can expect them to do the work using approved techniques.


Unlike wood, you do not need to paint vinyl siding. All you have to do to maintain it is carry out periodic cleaning with a mild soap and water. You wouldn’t expect it to rot, crack or suffer damage from insects. What could be easier than washing with soap and water?


When you consider the total installation cost of sidings, vinyl has the lowest. Add to that the fact that it will last for a long time and you have a great product.

If you are looking for a way to improve the value of your home, vinyl siding is what you should go for. Simply sell it at a higher price and recoup the costs.


When it comes to providing insulation for electric and data cables, vinyl siding is considered to be one of the safety materials. It will not conduct electricity even in wet conditions. Compare that with wood and vinyl comes out as a clear winner.

You have many reasons why you should use vinyl siding in your home. Try it today!