In pursuing a siding replacement project, you must weigh the factors involved, including cost, options, life span, and maintenance. Although cedar siding is a natural product with an undeniable appeal, the vinyl counterpart possesses versatility.
Woodbridge Home Solutions, your local siding and window company, explain both siding materials’ features.
Real Cedar Siding
Cedar siding is an attractive option, providing a timeless, unique look. It repels insects, absorbs sound, and provides insulation for the home’s exterior. Available in various styles, it can be purchased as rough-sawn or beveled and sanded.
Wood siding may be affordable, but proper upkeep is important to ensure longevity and performance. On top of the installation cost, you may also have to invest in water repellent, primer, and stain or paint. You protect the material from exposure to the elements and subsequent damage.
Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding
Quality vinyl siding, meanwhile, may be for you if you are looking for an alternative option. It is available in various colors and textures, particularly those that mimic the look of other materials, including cedar. It makes sense to install this if you already have vinyl replacement windows.
Apart from taking less time to install, vinyl siding can last much longer. Except for some scrubbing and hosing down with water, you don’t have to maintain it regularly. It won’t chip, dent, swell, warp, or shrink. Also, replacing one panel is a breeze—detach a segment from the exterior wall, and you can install a new one.
You can even get a cedar shake-looking vinyl siding with insulation behind it. With this component present, your home gets superior protection from heat transfer, improving energy efficiency. At Woodbridge Home Solutions, our insulated vinyl siding offers long-lasting curb appeal and high-quality performance. Expect our installation crew to install it with precision and speed.
You can also turn to us for your other exterior home improvement projects, from installing double-hung replacement windows to replacing entry doors.