Quarve Contracting
Thursday 7 July 2016

Vinyl and Fiber Cement Siding: What to Expect with Each

Posted by at 5:08 PM

Choosing the right and best siding for your home is important. Of course you want something that is going to provide you with the right protection it needs and that makes your home look its best. Through the use of either vinyl or fiber cement siding, you’re able to get the benefits you want from a siding material that does it’s job and does it right.

Comparing Vinyl Siding with Fiber Cement Siding

Here is what you can expect from both types of siding, and will provide you with an idea of which you want to go with for your home. The Color:  The look of your home means a lot to the neighborhood, to guests and to you. Make sure you’re covered with the right colors that you can choose from. Vinyl comes in many different choices, while fiber cement provides fewer permanent color options.  With James Hardie fiber cement siding, however, you can order it preprimed to paint in whatever color you want.  And it is easily repainted.  Vinyl CAN siding can be painted, but you're limited to brands and colors labeled 'vinyl safe.' How Durable:  Fiber cement siding is heavier and thicker than vinyl, but it is extremely durable for protecting a home. If you’re searching for something that can take a hit from things such as hail and keep the cool or hot air inside the home, then you’re able to find it with fiber cement siding. Viny siding is also a great siding option to put on your home. It is durable, though it can crack more easily.  Fiber cement siding comes with a longer coverage warranty, as well. Costs:  The costs that come from each differ greatly. Fiber cement siding is more expensive than vinyl siding. However, vinyl siding is still a durable, high quality choice to go with and has come a long way since it first came out. Depending on your budget and how long you expect to remain in your home, one might be better than another. Maintenance of the Siding:  Having the best maintenance plan of the siding is a good consideration to make. You want something that is easy to take care of, and both choices provide a great maintenance plan. They just need to be wiped down from time to time and provide a beautiful look with minimal maintenance needed. Here are additional benefits you can grab from fiber cement siding. Speak with us here at Quarve to find out even more regarding the vinyl or fiber cement siding that you’re able to get from us. We install high quality brands, so you can always make sure to get the beautiful, durable look you want, whether you are looking to get vinyl or fiber cement.  We are a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor, and we install a variety of siding options, including seamless steel siding, here in the Minneapolis area.  Call us today for a free siding consultation and estimate.