Vinyl Siding vs Fiber Cement

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When it comes to replacing your home’s siding, it can often be overwhelming deciding which siding material to use for your replacement. There are so many options out there it can be tough to decide which one you should use. While vinyl siding has long reigned supreme as North America’s most popular siding option, there are other niche options that have been growing in popularity in recent years, such as fiber cement! Often considered to be the two most popular siding materials on the market today, it can be tough to decide between the two options are they both offer their own benefits. If you’re interested in learning more about which siding material you should use for your home’s exterior, our team at Quality Interior Finishing has put together a guide! Take a look below for more information!

Aesthetics

If you’re looking for a beautiful siding material for your home’s exterior, you can’t go wrong with either option. Vinyl siding is widely manufactured, meaning it is available in a wide array of color and style options. However, James Hardie’s fiber cement is available in an unmatched variety of color options, meaning if you have a particular color in mind for your home’s siding, there is no better option than fiber cement!

Durability

Next up, lets explore the durability of the two siding options. Both options are considered durable in their own right, as two of the best options on the market. However, fiber cement takes the crown here. While vinyl siding is built to withstand moisture issues, fiber cement is known to last longer when properly installed. However, it is more brittle than vinyl siding, making it more susceptible to breaking off when hit by a baseball or falling tree branch, which is important to keep in mind.

Cost

When it comes to which option is more economical, vinyl siding takes the crown everytime. Fiber cement is significantly more expensive, and it’s durability makes it worth the price, but if you don’t plan on living in your home for decades to come, vinyl siding can last for twenty or thirty years and can be installed for less than fiber cement.

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in installing vinyl or fiber-cement siding on your home this spring, our team at Quality Interior Finishing is ready to assist! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding replacement needs! We can be contacted over the phone by calling us at (781) 344-2433¬†or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your team’s siding replacement needs!

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