In pursuing a siding replacement project, it is important that you weigh the various factors involved, including cost, options, life span and maintenance. Although cedar siding is a natural product that has an undeniable appeal, the vinyl counterpart possesses versatility.

Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding: Better Than the Real Thing?

Woodbridge Home Exteriors, your local siding and window company, explains the features of both siding materials.

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 a variety of styles, it can be purchased either rough sawn or beveled and sanded.

It may be affordable, but proper upkeep is important to ensure longevity and performance. On top of the cost of installation, you may also have to invest in water repellent, primer and stain or paint. This way, 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. In fact, it is available in a variety of colors and textures, particularly those that mimic the look of other materials, including cedar. It makes sense to have this installed if you already have vinyl replacement windows.

Apart from it taking less time to install, vinyl siding also has the ability to last much longer. Except for some scrubbing and hosing down with water, you don’t have to regularly maintain it. It won’t chip, dent, swell, warp, or shrink. Also, replacing one panel is a breeze—just 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 Exteriors, our insulated vinyl siding offers both 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. Call (316) 226-8011 today. We serve Hutchinson and Salina, KS residents.