Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices today. Homeowners love its low-maintenance properties and its wide variety in design. We, however, recommend fiber cement siding instead. Let your trusted local siding contractor explain why it’s better than vinyl.
When it comes to durability, vinyl has a disadvantage. While it is low maintenance and lasts for 25 years, it doesn’t perform to the level of fiber cement. Vinyl is more flammable, gets easily torn off by wind and costs more for repairs. One advantage of vinyl is that it’s moisture-resistant, which fiber cement can likewise be with proper maintenance.
Siding contractors recommend fiber cement because of its strong fire resistance. The panels are also unappealing to mold and insects, which means these pests won’t easily compromise its structure. Lastly, it’s thick enough to handle impact and wind without issue. While moisture resistance is a concern, our James Hardie® siding offers better protection than others in the market.
Design and Look
You would expect vinyl to be the winner in design. The advantage of vinyl lies in its mimicry. You can have it look like any other material, from wood to stone. It’s not as thick, however. If you are looking for an authentic wood look, you won’t get it with vinyl.
Siding contractors know that fiber cement siding is thicker. This is to add dimension to the product. It’s also what makes fiber cement stronger. When you want an authentic wood look, fiber cement can replicate it easily. The dimensions add texture to all the finishes, and the siding already has the same variety as vinyl.
These are the reasons we prefer fiber cement siding. To learn more about our siding products, call Twin Cities Siding Professionals for at (651) 967-0873. We serve residents of Minneapolis.