A common question homeowners ask when building a house is: what type of siding should be used? Of course, there are many different materials and styles to choose from, but you might consider two popular types: vinyl or concrete. Let’s compare the essential factors of each type.
Tips on Concrete and Vinyl Siding Replacement
Both materials are very durable in their own right, and in the years to come, you will have maintenance expenses in both scenarios. However, concrete siding tends to last longer. With proper maintenance, it may even last for up to 100 years. On the other hand, vinyl siding can last for more than 50 years if you invest in proper maintenance.
Each option will cost you thousands of dollars; however, vinyl siding is one of the most cost-effective siding options available to homeowners. If you compare the prices of both options coupled with longevity, there isn’t that big of a difference between the two, but vinyl is comparatively cheaper initially.
Ease of Installation
The skills needed for installing the sidings are pretty different. If you choose to get fiber cement siding, the best option would be to hire a professional contractor for the job. However, vinyl siding can be installed by a handy homeowner. There is a lot of information available online that can help and guide a DIY vinyl siding installation. If you choose the DIY option, avoid leaks by carefully following every step.
Both vinyl and concrete come in a variety of colors and designs. Concrete siding is available in many colors and textures, creating a unique aesthetic for the house’s exterior. However, vinyl has more color options than concrete. So, if you have a specific color scheme in mind, it might be easier to execute with vinyl siding.
Ease of Maintenance and Management
Vinyl and concrete require some level of maintenance. Vinyl siding is easier to maintain, manage, and repair, but it requires maintenance more frequently and is more susceptible to external factors. This ease of care is a big reason that vinyl is such a popular siding option.
Are you building a new home or merely wanting to upgrade your home’s exterior? Odyssey Contracting can help. Our siding installation experts can quickly install a concrete or vinyl siding replacement. Need help choosing which siding is right for your home? We can help with that too. Give us a call at 919-916-5640 and see what we can do for you.