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What Type of Siding Lasts the Longest?


Consider the long-term durability of your siding options if you need to replace your house’s siding. A cheap siding may end up costing more over time due to the need to replace it more often. The purpose of this guide is to explore different types of siding and to determine which siding will last the longest.

Types of Siding and How Long They Last

A number of factors determine how long siding lasts. It is therefore difficult to estimate how long a particular type of siding will last. Does the house receive a lot of sun exposure? Do you live in a stormy climate with high winds? Do you plan to paint, stain, power wash, or take other steps to maintain the siding? When choosing siding materials, keep these questions in mind.

  • Vinyl Siding: 60+ years (warranties last between 20-40 years)
  • Fiber Cement Siding: 50+ years
  • Metal Siding: Up to 40 years
  • Wood Siding: 20-40 years

Again, these timeframes can vary greatly. There are some siding manufacturers who are more reliable than others. There are sidings that come with longer warranties than others. Siding durability is influenced by installation, material thickness, climate, and other factors. All siding installations at Southers Construction are carried out with top-quality materials. To ensure that you receive the right product, we also go over warranty information with you. 

Maintenance Makes a Big Difference in Siding Durability

Maintaining your siding properly will ensure that it lasts as long as possible. There are different maintenance requirements for different siding materials. When choosing replacement siding for your home, keep that in mind. Vinyl siding simply needs to be washed off from time to time to remove dirt and debris. To properly preserve a more vulnerable product like wood siding, you will need to paint, stain or seal it every few years. Adding this to the siding will increase its cost and may affect its affordability.

Choosing The Best Siding for Your Home

You should consider short-term costs, long-term costs, durability, maintenance, and aesthetics when choosing new siding for your home. Take into account the climate in your area, the orientation of your home, and any siding issues you’ve encountered. There is a siding material that balances all those factors well. Being educated and exploring all your options is all it takes.

Please feel free to contact Southers Construction and Siding for guidance through the selection process. There are pros and cons to each siding material, and we know which siding lasts the longest in your area. We are happy to educate our clients about their options so they can make the best choice for their homes. You can reach one of our experienced siding contractors at 603-605-8037.

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