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Cedar Vs. Vinyl Siding: Which Option Is Best For Your House?

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There are up to 15 different types of siding, but the two most popular types of siding materials are cedar siding and vinyl siding. Cedar siding is often chosen for its beautiful color and aesthetic whereas vinyl siding is chosen for its price.


If you’re in need of a siding replacement or siding installation, you may be unsure whether or not to choose cedar or vinyl siding for your home. So which type of siding is the better option?


Cedar Vs. Vinyl: Which New Siding Is Right For You?


New homeowners may choose to use vinyl siding because it’s the cheapest siding option. Vinyl siding is also low maintenance compared to other types of siding while still being able to withstand winds as high as 110 mph.


Yet, once their siding needs to be replaced, homeowners often turn to cedar siding for their siding replacement material instead of replacing the vinyl. Why is that?


As it turns out, vinyl siding is the cheaper siding option for a reason. Once installed, vinyl siding doesn’t have the quality appearance or craftsmanship that cedar siding offers.


Over time, vinyl siding has a habit of cracking, fading, and buckling. Unfortunately, once this happens you’ll need to completely replace your siding rather than repair it like you would with cedar siding.


But what sets cedar siding apart from the other types of siding? And what makes it the number one choice among wood siding options?


What Makes Cedar Siding A Household Favorite?


It’s true that cedar siding requires maintenance, but it’s maintenance worth doing for the aesthetic and quality that cedar siding offers. What’s more, with proper maintenance, your cedar siding can last as long as 25 years.


But cedar siding isn’t a favorite among homeowners because of its maintenance. It’s a favorite because of its classic appearance, natural insulation, and its ability to act as a sound barrier to the outside.


Additionally, when your cedar siding has been damaged you can contact a siding contractor to repair the damage rather than investing in all new siding.


Does Your Home Need New Siding?


Even the best siding doesn’t last forever. Like a roof, your siding will need to be repaired or replaced over the years due to age and weather damage.


Side Pro provides cedar siding to those who are looking for siding repair or new siding. To learn more about our siding installation process, contact a siding contractor at Side Pro today.



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Wesley Parker
2020-10-12
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After multiple bids I'm happy I chose Side Pros. They were on time every day, well priced, and the siding looks fabulous. Would absolutely use them again.
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2020-08-16
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Side-Pro fixed an issue with some wavy sideboards on my home. The team that came out was fast, effective, professional -- and genuinely nice guys. They explained what they were doing, answered all my questions, and got the work done beautifully and ahead of schedule. Afterwards they followed up promptly to make sure I was satisfied and to let me know they were available for any future questions or concerns. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone needing similar work done.
Jim Acker
Jim Acker
2020-08-13
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Side Pro was a pleasure to work with from the start. I learned in the bid process that most siding and window companies are sales teams only and all the installation is sub-contracted out. It was important to me to use a firm that was accountable for the end to end job and Side Pro used full-time employees for my job. The sales person knew a lot about siding and gave me some great recommendations. He submitted a competitive price and then walked through the full job with me and the job foreman. Then the job foreman took over and was very responsive to all my questions and change orders over the course of project. The installation team was also excellent. They cleaned up every day and did really top notch work. I am very particular and they worked to understand what I was after and made it happen. Great job. The job site had COVID procedures posted, which were followed by the crew, and a safety officer dropped by on two occasions to check up on things. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better customer experience and recommend Side Pro to anyone considering new siding.
Chris Parker
Chris Parker
2020-08-06
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Evan Beck
2019-10-24
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Side-Pro did a FANTASTIC job installing the Cemplank siding and Hardieboard trim on our new shop. The price was great and the work was top-notch. The two gentlemen doing the work were efficient and professional. Communication with DJ, the project advisor/estimator was very good. Overall I am very pleased and will definitely use them again! Highly recommended.
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2018-08-30
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I am VERY satisfied! I called for a repair job. Several other companies either would not give an estimate, or could not do so for several months. I got the job done, as requested, within a couple weeks. Karl their repair specialist is pleasant to work with, as well as competent.
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2017-12-22
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