If installed properly, vinyl siding is a durable and difficult to dent material. Another benefit is that it is rust proof and will not fade easily. It is also easy to maintain, simply requiring a cleaning once a year or so. These are all important factors to consider with something that will be covering a large portion of the homes exterior. You want it to last a long time.
While vinyl siding is a good choice, what are some things to be aware of? In certain circumstances and conditions, vinyl siding could be susceptible to damage (although we could expect that with most exterior siding). For example, the weather can affect it. Extremely hot temperatures could cause the siding to warp and melt, whereas extremely cold temperatures could cause the siding to become brittle which would make it prone to cracking.
You should also be aware that vinyl siding does not act as extra insulation and so it will not provide extra energy savings. Another point is that should a fire occur in or even around the home, hazardous chemicals could be emitted from the siding, making it dangerous for the homes occupants.
After this very brief consideration, perhaps you feel that vinyl siding is the choice for you. Just remember to make sure it is installed properly.