Vinyl vs wooden siding. As siding installers, we can provide either. Of course, we provide other types as well, such as cement, masonry, and cultured stone siding. However, this post will specifically focus on vinyl and wood since those two are the most common. Which option is better for your type of home?
We’ll start with vinyl. This is the most common siding and the one we install most frequently for Spokane Valley residences. The reason vinyl siding is so common is simple: it’s affordable yet durable. Vinyl is also relatively maintenance-free beyond the occasional washing, which we discussed in our December post.
With vinyl, you also have plenty of color options, ranging from the typical neutral colors to the more daring and bold hues.
What about wood siding? Vinyl is attractive in its own right. But, wood has an unrivaled, organic and natural beauty to it. It gives the home a rustic and log cabin look, while retaining a sense of modernity. This is especially the case when complemented with new windows. Wood, however, does require periodic staining. It also requires precautionary measures to prevent the growth of algae and mold. Wood is also a bigger investment.
If you can’t decide between vinyl and wood, then we recommend an “in-between” option in the form of faux wood siding. These are normally made from vinyl but have the appearance of weathered wood. Vinyl is versatile and can even simulate the appearance of other siding varieties, such as brick and stucco.
Contact Exteriors Unlimited to schedule an exterior home makeover. We provide sample siding panels if you’re undecided. You can also visit our gallery to see how other homeowners have approached their renovations. Vinyl and wood siding are two styles that are both wonderful for modern home renovations.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Cheney, Sprague, Reardan, Spangle, Rockford, Fairfield, Edwall, Ford, Clayton, Deer Park, Colbert, Chattaroy, Mead, Airway Heights, Davenport, Ritzville, Nine Mill Falls, Rosalia, Oakdale, Tekoa, Colfax, St. John, and Endicott Springdale, Elk, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene since 1984