Knowing the best fit for your home: vinyl vs fiber cement siding

If your siding is starting to take on a weathered or old look it may just be time for a replacement, but it may also be the perfect time to consider a new style, change of colour, or upgrade to a new material. When it comes to siding, vinyl and fiber cement are two of the most popular choices and for good reasons. But when it comes to knowing which is one the best for your house, there’s more to consider than just which colour would look better.

New Space Construction Ltd. offers their tips when it comes to knowing the difference between the two and choosing the right one for your house:

Vinyl Siding

If you want cost friendly and low-maintenance, then vinyl siding is the best option. The material is light-weight and easy to install, which lowers the cost of installation. You can also choose an insulated option, which can help keep your utility costs down and save future money.

It is also mold, insect, and rot resistant, but can be at risk of warping during extreme heat, so the climate where you live should be factored in. If you want to spruce up the appearance, vinyl can imitate other materials such as logs or stones or can be painted in a solid colour. Find more inspiration for siding designs and ideas.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement is made by combining wood pulp with cement, making them very sturdy as well as creating a resemblance to wood siding. It can additionally be made to look like stone, wood sidings, logs, and other such designs. Unlike vinyl though, they are nailed directly to your home because of their heavier build. Because of this, the installation costs may be higher, and maintenance will require a new coat of paint every 5-10 years.

Once installed though, it is also resistant to mold, rot, and animals and insects. Proper care and maintenance can see fiber cement siding lasting for many, many years. Plus, it typically comes with a warranty for 30-50 years. Thanks to the natural materials used to make fiber cement, it makes for a perfect eco-friendly option.

Siding in Calgary

New Space Construction provides services such as roofing, exterior services, and renovations, and ensures top quality service and results. They pride themselves in providing the best and work year-round to ensure your home needs are always cared for.

Don’t hesitate to contact New Space Construction now!

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