Which Option Is Better: Cedar Siding Or Vinyl?

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Owning your own home is great, but there are many things to consider when renovating or redesigning your home. Siding is a great way to change the look of your home and improve curbside appeal. Luckily, there are many different siding options available to choose from. The two most popular options of siding are cedar and vinyl. So, which siding is best for your home and what is the difference between the two?

Cedar Siding

 

Cedar siding is a natural insect repellent, making it a great option if you live in an insect-infested area. Keeping bugs out of your home is a necessity when it comes to living comfortably. If your home can naturally deter them, that’s a bonus.

 

Cedar siding has various styles and designs depending on your budget. Cedar siding is also a great insulator which is great for keeping your heating costs down. Of course, you will want to have proper insulation throughout your home no matter what, but cedar has an extra insulation aspect that synthetic vinyl does not.

Cedar siding is a great noise barrier as well. It blocks out much more sound than your average synthetic siding does. When deciding on new siding, cedar is a great option if you can afford it. Don’t forget you have to factor in the cost of installation, water repellent and primer, and decide on a stain or paint. If you do decide to paint your cedar siding it is best if you repaint it every ten to fifteen years to keep your house looking great.

Synthetic Vinyl Siding

 

Synthetic vinyl siding is a great option for those on a budget. They have hundreds of colors and designs available, leaving you with a million different options to customize your home. Vinyl siding is a very popular option as it requires a lot less time to install and doesn’t require any type of paint, primer, or water repellents. Vinyl siding lasts for years but can end up fading due to sun exposure. When deciding on new siding it is best to pick a color that you will love for years because it is not a simple paint-over process for a color change. You will need to reside your entire home to change the color of it.

The bonus to having vinyl siding is if you ever need to replace a section due to weather damage or wear and tear, it simply pops out for easy replacement. Vinyl is simple to care for since all you really need to do is clean it occasionally with a hose.

 

Choosing the right siding options really depends on what you’re able to afford and what you want out of your purchase. By buying cedar siding, you can change the look of your home anytime you like with a bucket of exterior paint. When residing your home with vinyl, you will have to do the whole home all at once. Both have a long life expectancy and are easy to care for. In the end, it comes down to what you prefer.



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Wesley Parker
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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2020-09-22
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Jennifer Bradbury
Jennifer Bradbury
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
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.
John Weiss
John Weiss
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.
Ryan Sanders
Ryan Sanders
2017-12-22
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I needed crawl space vents installed with very short notice. Side-Pro set up an appointment and got the work done in a matter of days! The contractor who did the work busted his butt and was very nice. The work is excellent.


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