Siding

 Vinyl siding is something every homeowner has considered for their newly constructed or renovated home. They are low maintenance, durable, and very stylish. It’s no wonder they appeal to a lot of people. Like other siding materials, vinyl has its advantages and disadvantages. This article will discuss all you need to know about this exterior siding trend.

  Exterior paneling is an important factor to be considered in every home project. Sidings protect the house from elements like water, debris, etc. These come in a wide range of materials like wood, fiber cement, PVC, etc. They also come in different styles and designs. This means that other than protection from the elements; sidings also give the structure aesthetic appeal.

  In this article, we will also discuss other kinds of sidings like wood composite siding, to help you compare which one is right for your home.

 

Vinyl Siding

vinyl siding

 

 Also called vinyl cladding or vinyl clapboard, this plastic exterior siding material is used for houses and small buildings. They are made from polyvinyl chloride resin or PVC. One of the more popular brands, Encore vinyl siding, uses a custom-formulated PVC resin blend to produce durable, fireproof, and aesthetically-pleasing sidings.

It is the one of the least expensive siding materials.

 

Cost of vinyl siding: 

 

Vinyl siding prices range from $6000 to $16000 depending on the size of the house. On average, installation costs about $5 dollars per square foot.

 

Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

 

Like any other building material, vinyl cladding has its pros and cons. Let’s start with the advantages.

  • It does not need painting. 
  • It’s durable and long-lasting.
  • Vinyl siding cost less than other siding materials. 
  • It requires very little maintenance. 
  • It’s made up of durable inorganic material, so it does not rot.
  • It’s recyclable unlike other types of siding materials.
  • It’s termite- and ant-proof.

Now, for the disadvantages.

  • It requires professional installation. 
  • In the long run and depending on location, it can age faster than advertised. 
  • It can lower your home’s market value. 
  • It can lead to moisture build up. 
  • While it’s recyclable, manufacturing PVC siding emit greenhouse gases that are bad for the environment. 

Fiber Cement Siding

 

Also known as fibro, fiber cement siding is an exterior building material used for both residential and commercial buildings. It is made up of cement strengthened with cellulose fibers, hence its name. Using fiber cement sidings offer the following advantages:

  1. They are very low maintenance
  2. They are termite-resistant. 
  3. They don’t rot. 
  4. They are fireproof. 

Wood Siding

 

  Wood siding is just what the name implies, they are exterior siding materials made of wood. They are very versatile, stylish, and timeless. More importantly, they are the more sustainable option. Installation of wood siding is quite simple, however, they are not resistant to ants, termites, fire, and other elements. Therefore, they do require more maintenance, as well as regular treatments, compared to other kinds of exterior siding. Wood siding prices can really add up when you factor in treatment and maintenance cost.

 

Composite Siding

 

  Another common exterior building material used in homes and commercial structures is composite siding. They are made from a variety of materials like scrap wood and other more durable products. Examples of composite sidings include fiber cement siding which is made up of cement, cellulose fibers, and sand; and oriented strand board (OSB) which is made up of sawdust and a bonding agent.

Whether you are building or renovating your house, we hope this article helped you choose an exterior siding material that will protect the inhabitants from the elements and make your home beautiful.

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Red Cedar Shingles / Cedar Shingle Panels / Cedar Siding

Red Cedar Shingles / Cedar Shingle Panels / Cedar Siding

Wood Siding (Semi Transparent)

Cedar Shingles Direct

Today’s trend toward a more natural look has created a demand for semi-transparent stains that capture the rustic beauty of nature. These colors were created to enhance the natural beauty of cedar shingles, cedar shingle panels, and cedar siding while allowing the wood’s grain and texture to show through.

From: 12.2 $ per sq. f. Installed

(25620$ Average project cost)

CEDAR IMPRESSIONS® DOUBLE 7" STAGGERED PERFECTION SHINGLES

CEDAR IMPRESSIONS® DOUBLE 7" STAGGERED PERFECTION SHINGLES

Vinyl Siding

CertainTeed

Cedar Impressions® Double 7" Staggered Perfection Shingles create a look that is in perfect harmony. Ideal for whole house or accent applications.

From: 11 $ per sq. f. Installed

(23100$ Average project cost)

CEDAR IMPRESSIONS® TRIPLE 5" STRAIGHT EDGE SAWMILL SHINGLES

CEDAR IMPRESSIONS® TRIPLE 5" STRAIGHT EDGE SAWMILL SHINGLES

Vinyl Siding

CertainTeed

Cedar Impressions® Triple 5" Straight Edge Sawmill Shingles feature an authentic sawmill texture, with molded textures and patterns that replicate the effect of saw blades and splitting tools.

From: 10.1 $ per sq. f. Installed

(21210$ Average project cost)

MainStreet

MainStreet

Vinyl Siding

CertainTeed

MainStreet™ offers consistent quality, good looks and is the ideal choice for homeowners looking for value with the benefits of a premium panel.

From: 5.95 $ per sq. f. Installed

(12495$ Average project cost)

Everlast Composite Siding Clapboards

Everlast Composite Siding Clapboards

Advanced Composite Siding

Everlast

Everlast composite siding never requires caulking or painting. It is highly water resistant and contains no organic material, so it can't swell, bow, rot, or be attacked by wood-boring insects.

From: 9.95 $ per sq. f. Installed

(20895$ Average project cost)

Most Popular
HardiePlank Lap siding

HardiePlank Lap siding

Fibercement Siding

James Hardie

One of the most popular siding types on these days.Traditional and timeless. Sleek and strong.

From: 8.43 $ per sq. f. Installed

(17703$ Average project cost)

HARDIESHINGLE® SIDING

HARDIESHINGLE® SIDING

Fibercement Siding

James Hardie

A clean-lined shingle can soften contemporary-looking designs or add refinement to rustic styles. Make your selection from our Statement Collection products or Dream Collection products.

From: 11 $ per sq. f. Installed

(23100$ Average project cost)

White Cedar Shingles/Cedar Siding

White Cedar Shingles/Cedar Siding

Wood Siding (Solid Color)

Cedar Shingles Direct

Solid stain color palette features a dazzling spectrum of shades and tones, all derived from nature. They are specially formulated to provide long-lasting color and offer the perfect combination of stunning beauty and outstanding protection.

From: 12.5 $ per sq. f. Installed

(26250$ Average project cost)

Best value
Monogram

Monogram

Vinyl Siding

CertainTeed

Rich look of natural cedar without the expense and heavy maintenance.Widest color section in the industry: Three Classic Styles.

From: 6.28 $ per sq. f. Installed

(13188$ Average project cost)