Siding is utilized as a weatherproofing and decorative material. While the latter is less important to homeowners, it is still a large consideration when choosing siding. Vinyl siding has become the ideal choice not only because of economic reasons, but the material also comes manufactured in the desired color. This reduces the fading and painting needs that other siding materials have. Vinyl is also very resistant to the elements, which plays a very important part in weatherproofing. Rain, snow, and sun will start to erode a homes exterior when siding is not present. When the right siding is in place, however, this process does not occur in the home itself. Rather, the eroding will have to go through the siding first. It serves as the first line of defense against the elements.