How Do I Choose the Best Siding for My Home?
Siding is an important element of any home, and there many options on the market that homeowners can select from. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of the siding materials installed by Hinkle Roofing. We can help you evaluate all of the pros and cons to make the right siding decision for your needs.
Ready to get new siding installed? Thinking about using vinyl? Consider these pros and cons.
Advantages of Vinyl Siding
- Durability – can last up to 40 years
- Fast installation
- Multiple styles & colors to choose from
Disadvantages of Vinyl Siding
- Susceptible to cracking
- Can loosen in strong winds if it’s not well secured
- If it’s not properly installed to begin with, it can leak & cause decay
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement can be an attractive choice. Discover more about it before making your final selection.
Advantages of Fiber Cement Siding
- Extremely durable & fire-resistant
- Can be designed to look like wood, stucco & other materials to convey a custom feel
- Will not succumb to rot
- Protects against insect infestation
Disadvantages of Fiber Cement Siding
- Installation requires more skill and therefore labor is more expensive
- Must be painted periodically to stop moisture intrusion
If you’re looking to give your property an upgrade, cedar siding can add a beautiful touch that will be much admired.
Advantages of Cedar Siding
- Strong visual appeal will enhance most architectural styles
- Can be stained or painted with ease to achieve the custom look you want
- Easily installed and can last up to 75 years as long as it is properly maintained
- Numerous profile choices are available including shingles, beveled and shakes
- Increased comfort thanks to cedar’s great insulative value
Disadvantages of Cedar Siding
- It is expensive
- It is flammable so it must be specially treated
- Must be repainted or re-stained every few years