Your home’s siding is one of the most important pieces of your home’s exterior. It offers a number of benefits for your home’s exterior, including protection from the elements & pests, curb appeal and resale value, and even insulation for your home’s exterior. It is also a major investment, which means every homeowner wants to get the most bang for their buck by installing a long-lasting siding material. That’s why our team has put together a blog examining which siding materials have the longest lifespans! Take a look below to learn more!
To begin, let’s discuss the most popular siding material in North America, vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is renowned by homeowners and contractors alike for its durability, ease of installation, customization options, and economical price-point. But how long does it truly last?
Simply put, there is a reason that vinyl siding has become so popular; it lasts a long time! Budget vinyl siding has the tendency to fail relatively quickly, and on the low end, you can expect vinyl siding to last for 20 or 30 years. However, if you install a quality product and keep up with necessary maintenance, it is conceivable that your siding can last upwards of a half-century. This option is very durable and has a well-deserved reputation.
Next up, we have an option that has become increasingly popular over the last few decades; fiber cement. This siding material is beautiful, and many homeowners love the wide array of style and color options it provides. But the real question is how long does fiber cement siding last?
Homeowners will be happy to know that it is, at worst, comparable to vinyl siding. While vinyl siding is a fossil fuel product, fiber cement is organic, which means it is a bit more susceptible to weathering. However, with proper maintenance, fiber cement will last for 50 years at minimum, and potentially much longer under the right conditions.
Cedar Wood Siding
Lastly, let’s examine a siding option that many homeowners love for it’s aesthetic; cedar shake siding. While cedar siding looks fantastic, providing your home with a rustic, rugged exterior, many homeowners are often skeptical of its durability, as it is a wood product and it’s constantly exposed to the elements.
This concern is valid, as its beauty won’t protect it from weathering damage. Cedar siding is less durable than most siding options on the market, with an average lifespan of about 25 years. This, of course, entails proper maintenance along the way, and cleaning up any moldy shingles before they cause damage to your siding at large. If you’re looking for a siding material that will stand the test of time, you can certainly find more durable options!
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If you’re interested in replacing your home’s siding this fall, our team at Quality Interior Finishing is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 344-2433 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! Our team looks forward to assisting with your siding replacement needs!