Vinyl Siding vs. Wood Siding

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The siding of your home makes up a big part of your home’s curb appeal. Changing what you use for your siding can completely change the look and style of your home. Two common siding options are vinyl and wood. We want to help you make the best-informed decision for you and your home. Below are some of the similarities and differences of these two siding options.

Vinyl siding can be easily cut with shears and installed

  • Appearance – One of the main reasons homeowners choose one siding over the other is due to appearance. It is an important part of your decision-making process. Wood and vinyl siding are available in a range of styles, like horizontal lap siding, traditional, and shingles. Wood siding can be bought in different plank sizes and can be installed in different ways. Vinyl is more limited in style, size and plank installation.
  • Upkeep – Vinyl siding involves less maintenance than wood siding over the years. It does not need sanding and repainting after years of exposure to the weather. Vinyl siding boards can crack or warp, which may need repair.
  • Installation – Vinyl siding can be easily cut with shears and installed by snapping the sections together with fasteners. Wood siding is cut with a saw and nailed down, which takes longer. Vinyl siding does not require sanding, priming or painting like wood.

Whether you choose vinyl or wood siding we are here to help you. Here at Speaks Custom Window & Sunrooms, we want to make the process of selecting and installing your new siding simple and stress-free.

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