December 24 2018 0Comment
siding in or near Pearl City, HI

Comparing Wood and Vinyl Siding Options

Are you beginning to think it is time for new siding? The next step may be settling on a specific option when it comes to the type of siding you wish to install. If you are looking into siding in or near Pearl City, HI, rest assured that there are a range of possibilities to suit the needs of you and your family. The most common options include vinyl, wood, fiber cement, metal, brick and stone. For many, that decision comes down to vinyl or wood. Fiber cement may be slightly too expensive. And brick is rarely a replacement option given how long it tends to last in the first place. Your options certainly are not limited to vinyl and wood, but it is a decision that many find themselves facing. If you are in the same boat, what should you be thinking about?  

As a practical matter, you may well be thinking about cost. Vinyl siding and wood siding are both less expensive than other alternatives. As an overall measurement of value, vinyl may be your best option if you are thinking in terms of your budget. It often comes with a 30 to 40 year warranty and seemingly lasts forever these days. The vinyl currently in use is a superior product to the kind of vinyl that may have been used in the 1960s and 1970s. It lasts, and it lasts for a long time. Vinyl siding is also pretty convenient. You can wash it with a hose and forget about it. It doesn’t require any additional treatment or repainting, either. So when it comes to installing an easy solution that assures you won’t have to think about siding again for a long time, vinyl may be your best bet.   

When it comes to aesthetic preferences, much depends upon taste. You and your family may wish to have some conversations about your alternatives and compare your options more closely. You will likely find that the decision is more difficult than you might have first believed. A lot of the items currently on the market look great, and that is true of vinyl and wood siding alike. Some will invariably prefer the timeless look that wood creates. If you aspire to a more traditional or classic style, there’s a good chance that you may prefer wood siding when all is said and done. That said, vinyl siding now comes in a variety of colors and textures. There is something for virtually everyone. So the final call may not be as straightforward as you think, even if that call is only about attaining the right kind of look.  

Wood does require maintenance and is susceptible to insect damage. Vinyl can become warped due to extreme weather conditions. Things happen. Both remain very solid options.  

If you are still thinking about new siding in the Pearl City, Hi, area, consider reaching out to Hawaii Siding Company. We look forward to handling your siding needs in a friendly and professional fashion. You can visit us at 45-564 Kamehameha Hwy Unit D, Kaneohe, HI 96744 or place a phone call to (808) 387-0110.