* Made primarily from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) resins, vinyl siding was first manufactured in the 1950s, but wasn't widely used until the late 1970s.
* Vinyl siding offers zero maintenance, immunity to mold and moisture damage, and plenty of styles and colors to choose from.
* In better-quality vinyl siding, a wood-grain surface texture can make the product look surprisingly like real wood. Better grades of vinyl siding also tend to be thicker, for improved rigidity and greater impact resistance.
* Since PVC expands and contracts significantly in response to temperature changes, vinyl siding can't be solidly nailed to wall sheathing. Instead, each course of siding "floats" on slotted nailing fins.
Fiber Cement Siding
* Versatility: Perhaps the best part of fiber cement is the fact that it can be made to replicate other materials, including wood and shingles, allowing for a unique look for your home.
* Durability: While fiber cement replicates the look of other materials, it is much stronger and longer lasting, and it will hold up better against severe weather and fire.
* Design Options:Fiber cement can easily be painted any color you desire, often before installation. Though it will need to be repainted eventually, this gives you the ability to choose a custom design.
* Affordability:Fiber cement is the perfect middle ground of affordability and durability, giving you a long lasting option without breaking the bank.
* Aesthetic appeal: Cedar siding provides a classic and unique appearance for your home exterior. No other material is as effortlessly beautiful as real wood!
* Weather resistance: Cedar wood siding is naturally water resistant, capable of withstanding everything from moisture damage and rotting to damage from insects and pests.
* Protective finish: Cedar siding can be treated with stains and finishes to prolong its lifetime and create a custom look.
* Environmentally safe: Cedar is an environmentally-friendly and long-lasting material. It will also help you cut back on your heating and cooling bills through better energy efficiency for your home.
* Property value: If you're thinking of putting your home on the market in the future, a cedar siding replacement can make all the difference in boosting resale value and marketability.
* Rot and rust
* Mold and mildew
* Incorrect installation
* Storm damage
* Water damage
* Heat damage