Choosing the right siding for your home is a decision no homeowner should take lightly. New siding is a pricy and long-term investment, so finding the siding that’s right for you is vital. Two of the most common types of siding homeowners find themselves torn between are cedar and vinyl. Before you try to decide which is right for your home, let’s dig a little deeper to find out what sets the two materials apart.
Vinyl siding is a popular choice for homeowners thanks to the low price tag that comes with it. Vinyl siding is the perfect choice for a homeowner looking for easy maintenance because other than an occasional scrubbing with soap and water, there is none! This versatile material can be found in a variety of colors to bring your vision for your home together. While the material may not match the classic style that some homeowners desire, the sleek and modern look has begun to appeal to more and more homeowners. The long-lasting durability means not having to purchase siding again for many years to come. Vinyl siding is easy to install as well, meaning an even lower cost with the initial purchase and installation. This siding is ideal for the young and busy homeowner with a lower budget and less time for maintenance. If you decide to change the color or make the switch the cedar in the future, taking vinyl down is a fairly simple process too.
Cedar shake siding is much different from vinyl, but it’s classic elegant look still draws many homeowners in. Cedar siding is extremely thick and durable, but it does require a bit more upkeep than the vinyl siding discussed above. The wood used for this siding isn’t too porous which means it’s a good option even for homes in wet climates. The installation and material cost for cedar siding will take a bigger chunk out of your bank account, but the return on investment can be seen from the instant increased value of your home. Multiple color options can be found in cedar siding, although vinyl has more choices to choose from.
Deciding which siding is right for your home is an individual decision based on your budget, desired appearance, and ability to maintain the material for years to come. To learn more about what each material has to offer, and which one would be the best match for your needs, speak with the experts at Bay State Exteriors today! You can reach us at 857-389-5284 or contact us via our website!