Comparing Fiber Cement & Vinyl Siding

When it comes to replacing your siding, there are so many options that for some homeowners it can begin to feel overwhelming trying to decide what’s best for your home! However, when it comes to siding materials, there are two that most homeowners tend to choose above the rest; fiber cement & vinyl siding. Both are fantastic options in their own right, but of course they each have their own advantages. If you’re interested in learning a bit more about the differences between these two fantastic siding options, keep reading below for more information!

Affordability

Let’s begin with a common question that most homeowners ask themselves when deciding between siding options; which material is more affordable. When it comes to the upfront cost of installation, fiber cement is the more expensive option. Vinyl siding is cheap to manufacture, and produced widely by a number of different companies, which helps keep costs low, whereas fiber cement is comparatively more niche. However, it is important to remember that the cost of the material is about more than the cost of installation. While vinyl siding is cheaper to install, if you need to replace your vinyl siding before you would have needed to replace fiber cement, the installation suddenly becomes more expensive. Which brings us to our next consideration.

Durability

Vinyl siding has long been known for being one of the most durable siding materials on the market, which is a large part of why it’s enjoyed such a long run of popularity. It is weather-resistant, as well as durable enough to reset most blunt force damage, and won’t rot or mold. While fiber cement is quite durable in it’s own right, it is a bit more brittle and more prone to damage, which is important to keep in mind if you have any young children playing in the yard. Both options are quite durable in their own right.

Aesthetics

Next, let’s talk curb appeal. Part of the reason vinyl siding has enjoyed such a long run of popularity is due to its wide array of style options, which provide homeowners with the opportunity to tailor their siding to create the aesthetic they want. However, the same reason vinyl siding has remained popular, is the reason that fiber cement continues to grow in popularity; it has a nearly endless amount of style options. Just like vinyl, fiber cement can be found in nearly every color imaginable, as well as a wide array of style options. If you have a particular vision in mind for your home’s exterior, vinyl siding is a tremendous option that will bring together the aesthetic of your home beautifully!

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in learning more about our team’s siding installation services, reach out to our team at Mario’s Roofing today for our fiber cement & vinyl siding installation services, as well as other materials for interested homeowners! You can contact our team today by giving us a call at (781) 344-2420 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding installation needs!

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